The McLaren Building

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Mclaren
McLaren Building 1.jpg
Mclaren 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
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

McLaren 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.

Tenants[edit]

  • Cartwright King - corporate and criminal defence solicitors
  • Central and West Birmingham Victim Support
  • Driving Standards Agency - the Birmingham Theory Test Centre
  • UNISON - public sector trade union

References[edit]

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

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