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Paradise in Birmingham

Robert provided heritage advice for Argent’s £700 million regeneration project across 7 ha of central Birmingham.

Working for Alan Baxter Associates, Argent Group, and masterplanner Glenn Howells Architects, Robert led the heritage and townscape advice on Birmingham’s 7 ha Paradise redevelopment. Numerous listed structures, tall buildings, and infrastructure issues including the removal of an arm of the inner ring road made this a challenging task involving multiple Heritage Statements and EIA chapters. The scheme remodels an existing square and creaties two more along with 1.74 m sq ft offices, 120,000 sq ft of leisure/retail and a hotel across ten new buildings. It will transform the centre of England’s second city.