Five Ways Tower

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Five Ways Tower
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Five Ways Tower
General information
LocationFrederick Road, Five Ways, Birmingham, England
Coordinates52°28′16.74″N 1°54′58.78″W / 52.4713167°N 1.9163278°W / 52.4713167; -1.9163278Coordinates: 52°28′16.74″N 1°54′58.78″W / 52.4713167°N 1.9163278°W / 52.4713167; -1.9163278
Height76 metres (249 ft)
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
ArchitectPhilip Bright

Five Ways Tower is a 23-storey commercial building on a 2.1-acre (8,500 m2) prime site located in the Birmingham City Centre by the corner of Frederick Road and Islington Road, near to the Five Ways roundabout and close to Five Ways Station, at the gateway to the Edgbaston area of Birmingham 15, England.

The building was completed in 1979.

Several hotels expressed interest in acquiring the building from its owners, since its solid concrete design could be converted into a business class hotel.

The building is vacant due to the last tenants evacuating the building due to ill health amongst the workforce. It turned out that the building suffers from Sick Building Syndrome, and being too expensive to refurbish to modern standards a likely option is demolition in line with the regeneration of the surrounding area.

The building has in excess of 100,000 sqft of existing net office space, six lifts, basement storage, and a double height floor at the top. The building has a carpark for approximately 200 cars allocated to the Tower.

The building's architect was Philip Bright of the Property Services Agency. Andy Foster described it as being similar to the work of James Stirling.[1]

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  1. ^ Foster, Andy (2007) [2005]. Birmingham. Pevsner Architectural Guides. Yale University Press. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-300-10731-9.

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