Jurys Inn Birmingham

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Jurys Inn Birmingham
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The Jurys Inn, Birmingham City Centre
General information
Type Hotel
Architectural style Brutalist
Location Berkley Street/Broad Street, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′35.99″N 1°54′41.45″W / 52.4766639°N 1.9115139°W / 52.4766639; -1.9115139Coordinates: 52°28′35.99″N 1°54′41.45″W / 52.4766639°N 1.9115139°W / 52.4766639; -1.9115139
Construction started 1974
Completed 1975
Height 61 metres (200 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Ian Fraser

The Jurys Inn (formerly Chamberlain Tower) [1] is a hotel building on Broad Street, Birmingham, England. Built using concrete cladding and steel joists, this building was part of the plan to redevelop Birmingham in the 1960s. Construction commenced in 1974 and was completed the following year to a design by Ian Fraser of John Roberts & Partners.[2] It is one of the tallest buildings on Broad Street and forms a prominent part of the city skyline when viewed from the south. It is a rare example of Brutalist architecture in Birmingham, with other similar examples being Birmingham Central Library and New Street Station Signal Box.[3]

The hotel itself is a 3 star branch with 445 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Birmingham city centre. On the ground floor is a pub and a restaurant. The hotel opened on February 1, 1999[4][5] after a £12 million refurbishment from an office building into a hotel.[6] It was bought by the Jurys Inns hotel chain in 2001 for £42 million.[7]

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  1. ^ Emporis entry
  2. ^ Foster, Andy (2007) [2005]. Birmingham. Pevsner Architectural Guides. Yale University Press. pp. 153–4. ISBN 978-0-300-10731-9. 
  3. ^ Douglas Hickman (1970). Birmingham (City buildings series). Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79800-0. 
  4. ^ Checking in for tower power; Lisa Piddington looks at plans for Birmingham's newest hotel, which is promising to be a tower of strength to the business community, Birmingham Post, December 2, 1998
  5. ^ Birmingham's largest hotel, The Birmingham Post, February 2, 1999
  6. ^ New life for old offices, Birmingham Evening Mail, November 18, 1998
  7. ^ Top hotel snapped up for £42m, Birmingham Evening Mail, March 17, 2001
  • Bartlam, Norman; Carl Chinn (2002). Broad Street, Birmingham. Stroud, Sutton.