The McLaren Building

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Mclaren Building
McLaren Building 1.jpg
The McLaren Building in 2012
General information
Type Office
Architectural style Modern
Address 46 Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR
Country  England
Coordinates 52°28′55.46″N 1°53′32.31″W / 52.4820722°N 1.8923083°W / 52.4820722; -1.8923083Coordinates: 52°28′55.46″N 1°53′32.31″W / 52.4820722°N 1.8923083°W / 52.4820722; -1.8923083
Completed 1972
Renovated 2009
Renovation cost £7.5 million
Owner Bruntwood
Height 69m (225ft)
Top floor 20
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 115,000 sq ft
Lifts/elevators 4
Design and construction
Architecture firm Philip Bonham Associates

The McLaren Building is a 69 metre, 21 storey tall office building in Birmingham, England. Designed by Philip Bonham Associates and built in 1972, it is a thin brown office building and currently the 16th tallest occupied building in Birmingham.

Originally built as the headquarters for HSBC. The building is owned by property company Bruntwood who purchased it from the Birmingham Alliance in 2008.[1]

It is situated on the edge of two redevelopment sites to the south and east. Masshouse to the east and Martineau Galleries to the south are due to be redeveloped at some time in the future. The entrance is on Priory Queensway, and near the junction with Moor Street Queensway. During 2009 the building was renovated with its exterior glazing given a fresh look. As at December 2012 the building is 65% occupied.


  • Babcock International - rail engineering support services
  • Balbir Singh Equity Chambers
  • Cartwright King - corporate and criminal defence solicitors
  • Central and West Birmingham Victim Support
  • Driving Standards Agency - the Birmingham Theory Test Centre
  • Equita Ltd - Debt collection agency
  • FHP Engineering Services Solutions - mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy
  • Levenes - solicitors
  • MET - IT services
  • Slater & Gordon - solicitors
  • T. A. Cook - management consultants
  • Thompsons - Personal injury law firm
  • UNISON - public sector trade union


  1. ^ Bruntwood buy McLaren building, Bruntwood, 2008-03-05, retrieved 14 July 2011 

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