One Axis Square
As part of the One Axis Square scheme, the Axis building in Birmingham’s city centre will be demolished to make way for a new nine-story office building, and now property owners London and Continental Railways have submitted further plans for approval which would see the area play home to another 3 towers.

The plans propose the addition of a 23-storey office block alongside one reaching 14-storeys tall and another at a relatively tame 6-storeys. According to The Business Desk, the six-storey Building Two would comprise 3,024sqm of NIA office space and 698sqm of NIA retail space, making a total NIA of 3,722sqm, Building Three will be 23 storeys high with 46,297sqm of NIA office space and 2,086 of NIA retail space, making a total of 48,383sqm, whilst Building Four would be up to 14 storeys with 22,203sqm of NIA office space with 887sqm of NIA retail space, totalling 23,090sqm.

With the aim of improving connectivity with nearby prominent locations, the new one-million-square-foot development will also create more than 8,000 new jobs in the city and regenerate a pivotal city centre site.

The plans also include parking for 49 vehicles and 800 bikes, as well as changing facilities for employees, in a large basement stretching beneath the four buildings.

The planning statement summarised the proposal as follows:

“The Axis building is at the end of its useful life and even with comprehensive refurbishment would not be able to compete with modern office buildings being developed elsewhere in the city centre.

“The location of this tired building in the centre of the site results in an underdeveloped resource in the city capable of making a significant contribution to that city centre growth.

“The proposals have the potential to deliver an additional 8,000+ new jobs and provide a vibrant mixed-use scheme which would contribute to the wider economic health of the city centre.”

Sam Bonson

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