We’ve been working with Sir Robert McAlpine at Exchange Square, Birmingham. This is an ambitious £70M scheme with over 3 buildings, providing 603 apartments with associated retail, landscaping and parking.

This is Allied’s first project win with Sir Robert McAlpine, and they told us that they chose us due to our ability to deliver in terms of logistics, planning, safety and design capability. This project had a scaffold value of £500k+ and our brilliantly talented team of expert scaffolders, led by Dave Osborne and Dan Edward, are tasked with delivering the project.

This is a really high profile project, which is central to the redevelopment of Birmingham.

In fact, Birmingham’s City Planners said, “Exchange Square’s location, close to the city’s existing commercial, retail and transport hubs, will only be enhanced through the delivery of other widely anticipated large-scale development, including the HS2 terminus. Bold development of this kind is needed to continue Birmingham’s ongoing regeneration and success.”

We’re really proud to be playing an important part in enabling these kind of vital building projects. The following text is from the Birmingham Post…

“Construction group Sir Robert McAlpine has been appointed to kick off development of the Exchange Square residential project in Birmingham city centre.

The firm, which also built 45 Church Street in the business district, will lead the first phase of the project which is one of the final pieces of the long-running Masshouse regeneration near the Bullring shopping centre.

Planning consent is in place for 603 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, over three buildings of nine, 16 and 27 storeys respectively on a car park site in front of the Mclaren office building.

There will also be 30,000 sq ft of ground floor leisure space, 182 basement car parking spaces and a members’ club-style hub which will have exclusive services for residents including a gym and roof garden.

LaSalle Investment Management has also completed the £100 million sale of the first phase, a deal which was first announced earlier this year.”

Exchange Square is the latest stage of the long-running redevelopment of the land formerly occupied by the Masshouse Circus traffic island system which has already seen residential blocks Hive and Masshouse completed and work ongoing on the new Lighthouse building.

It is hoped the proximity to the new HS2 terminal will increase the attractiveness of this part of Birmingham to investors and developers.

Nick Payne, managing director at developer Nikal which is behind the Masshouse project, said: “Sir Robert McAlpine is a trusted name in the construction sector and their appointment is a strong statement of our intent to deliver a truly first-class product to the market.”

What city planners made of this cheese grater tower block…

“Exchange Square’s location, close to the city’s existing commercial, retail and transport hubs, will only be enhanced through the delivery of other widely anticipated large-scale development, including Curzon and the HS2 terminus. Bold development of this kind is needed to continue Birmingham’s ongoing regeneration and success.”

You can read the original Birmingham Post article here… https://goo.gl/cU4Tdr