10th April 2024

Three Chamberlain Square marks façade milestone

The construction of Three Chamberlain Square, Birmingham has reached a key project milestone.

Congratulations to our Three Chamberlain Square project team, who have achieved a key milestone with the installation of the building's first terracotta façade units.

More than 8,000 bespoke façade panels are being installed on 3,000 windows across Three Chamberlain Square, starting with the building’s Paradise Street elevations.

The panels give the building its unique and appealing terracotta finish as well as its characteristic ogee arches. The terracotta is manufactured by a traditional supplier in Tuscany and the amount used in the building totals more than a kilometre in length.

The building has now reached level eight of its 10 floors, and will top out later this year.

Scheduled to open in 2025, Three Chamberlain Square forms an integral part of the overall Paradise masterplan which is bringing up to 2 million sq ft of commercial space, including 370 residential units and 120,000 sq ft of leisure space, to the city.

At 189,000 sq ft, Three Chamberlain Square also helps ensure a continued supply of Grade A office space for the city with an emphasis on sustainability and low energy and low carbon design as part of the global drive to net zero.

The façade has excellent thermal insulation properties which will improve the energy efficiency of the building. The façade also is a great example of circular design as its fully demountable, meaning its component parts can be refurbished and recycled in the future, rather than demolished.

The terracotta is also unglazed which has reduced the embodied carbon associated with the material, and once installed requires little maintenance, providing whole life carbon reductions.

Thanks to all those involved. We look forward to sharing more progress of this 10-storey, low energy, low carbon design for MEPC, which stands next to our recent project, One Centenary Way.

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