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Archtrove Travels To Modern Birmingham – yes, it does exist

Top 10 Modern Buildings to Visit in Birmingham

When you think of Modern Buildings in England, Birmingham is not top of the list, London is. However, with recent investment and cheaper land, in recent years the scope to develop Birmingham has been HUGE!! By 2030, Birmingham will be the innovative green city and a stand out city for international markets. With more in the pipeline, like the HSBC building, numerous towers including the 42-storey tower on Broad Street and Natwest Tower, Paradise Forum and the redevelopment Digbeth Canal. In the meantime, here is a couple to get you started.

  1. Grand Central Station

Grand Central in 2015 transformed our embarrassing old New Street station into somewhere visitors wouldn’t mind spending more than ten minutes.

       2. The Cube

The Cube is a 25-storey mixed-use development, it contains 135 flats, offices, shops, a hotel and a skyline restaurant. The cubic dimensions of the main design element lend to the name of the development. However, the building consists of three stages with the cube being one of them.

3. Mailbox

The Mailbox is an upmarket shopping and office development in the city centre of Birmingham, England. It serves as the base for BBC Birmingham and houses the Harvey Nichols department stores. Above the front shops, it has an additional 6 floors which include a Malmaison hotel and residential apartments. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal passes along the back with a number of restaurants overlooking.

4. The Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep and Baskerville House.

5. Millennium Point

Millennium Point is a multi-use meeting complex in Birmingham, England, situated in the developing Eastside of the city centre

6. Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Birmingham offers a quintessential stay in Birmingham’s city centre

7. La Tour Hotel

Hotel La Tour is a modern classic Birmingham hotel proudly designed and managed around creating lasting memories and exceptional experiences for our guests.

We are committed to providing first-class customer service. Here you’ll find meticulous attention to detail and passion for getting things right that is reflected in all we do: from the early morning “How are you?” to the 174 stylish bedrooms, brasserie-style restaurant, sophisticated bar, gym and conference and events floor.

8. 10 Holloway Circus

10 Holloway Circus is a 427-foot tall mixed-use skyscraper in Birmingham city centre, England. It is named after the developers, Beetham Organisation, and was designed by Ian Simpson and built by Laing O’Rourke

9. Rotunda

The Rotunda is a cylindrical highrise building in Birmingham, England. The Grade II listed building is 81 metres tall and was completed in 1965.

10. Bullring Shopping Centre

The site has always been a centre for commercial trade and shopping, originally holding markets, then a shopping centre and most recently, in 2003, the Bullring Shopping Centre with the iconic silver disc facade of Selfridges.


So remember, when booking your next trip to  England, and if you want something a bit different, keep Birmingham in mind.

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