Paradise Project, Birmingham Access Covers Case Study
Access Covers Case Study
£700 Million Project Birmingham City Centre
One of Birmingham’s most significant spaces, Chamberlain Square has re-opened to the public as the final part of the first phase of the £ 700 million Paradise Project at the heart of the city.
A number of older buildings such as the Central Library and the Conservatoire have been knocked down to make way for two new commercial buildings, One Chamberlain Square and Two Chamberlain Square, which will provide much needed office, leisure and hotel development opportunities as well as offering a major improvement to pedestrian access and public areas.
The new development seamlessly integrates office buildings, ground level retail and high quality public realm with Birmingham’s most historic squares and listed buildings.
The centrepiece of Chamberlain Square remains the Chamberlain Memorial Fountain which has undergone complete refurbishment. Erected in 1880 the Chamberlain Memorial Fountain is a monument to commemorate the public service of Joseph Chamberlain (1836 – 1914).
Quality & Durability
As part of the scope of works, high quality and durable materials were specified throughout the scheme.
Jones of Oswestry supplied Maylim Limited, the hard landscape sub-contractors with SUPRABLOC recessed access covers and frames as specified to give access to the fountains pumps and to other chambers surrounding the Museum and Art Gallery and the Town Hall.
Fully fabricated from 6 mm thick mild steel to deter the edges from buckling and thereby causing unsightly edges that can be deemed a trip hazard
Long Term Durability
The specification and subsequent supply continues the use the use of our SUPRABLOC recessed access covers and frames throughout the city which began in the early 1990’s with the pedestrianisation of New Street and the building of Centenary Square which are still in top condition over 30 years later.