Fort Dunlop Birmingham, Building, Architects, Images, Project, Conversion, Info
Fort Dunlop Development Birmingham
Urban Splash Development in West Midlands, central England, UK – design by shedkm
21 Apr 2008
Fort Dunlop Birmingham
Design: shedkm Architects, Liverpool
Photo: Urban Splash
Fort Dunlop is the re-invention of an iconic yet derelict storage warehouse into 300,000 sq ft of quality office space, 100 bedroom hotel, retail and supportive landscape facilities. Both the building’s transformation in use, and the regenerative perception of Birmingham to those travelling along the M6, has been achieved by a simple series of bold architectural insertions. These enhance the existing structure whilst breathing new life into the scheme through clear considered expressive design.
Photos: Dan Hopkinson
The scheme was re-opened in 2007, following refurbishment of the original structure designed by Sidney Stott + W.W. Gibbings in the 1920’s.
Fort Dunlop – images / information from shedkm Apr 2008
Fort Dunlop architects – shedkm
In recent years, Fort Dunlop has been redeveloped, maintaining the original façade of the building. It has a penthouse level and decked rooftop with stunning views of the Birmingham skyline. A circular light well punctures through the floor plates from the roof into the heart of the building, providing natural light to illuminate the atrium.
Fort Dunlop’s rich heritage and cutting edge architecture adds to the charm of the building, which is a hub of innovation and creativity, and home to over 40 businesses – many in the digital, creative and media industries.
Location: Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
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shedkm is a young and innovative RIBA registered architectural practice working from Liverpool and London.
We have built nationally recognised, award-winning buildings across all sectors. From highly bespoke private houses to complex, multi-million pound regeneration projects, we produce critically acclaimed, high-quality architecture often from limited budgets and with difficult constraints.
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