Birmingham-based architects Turner Woolford Sharp (TWS) has notched up another project win in the city with MCD's Brindley House scheme in Newhall Street - bringing the total amount of work won in the last 12 months to £150 million.
Overlooking the company's offices in Water Street, Brindley House is literally on Turner Woolford Sharp's doorstep and is seen as a hugely significant scheme for Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter.
Viewable from the M6 Motorway, the 17-storey building adjacent to the BT Tower in Newhall Street is one of a number of projects the architects are working on in the Midlands, including a £50 million mixed-use scheme in Coventry and the £33 million re-development of the old Sainsbury's site in Selly Oak.
Continuing the successful regeneration of the city's waterways, Brindley House will provide a new gateway to the Jewellery Quarter and as Andy Woolford director at TWS says: "It will demonstrate the skills and talents of home-grown architects."
The three founding directors at TWS trained at The Birmingham School of Architecture and are committed to Birmingham, having been established for more than 16 years in the city.
"There are some excellent architectural practices in Birmingham and we are extremely pleased that once again MCD has chosen to support the local business community," Mr Woolford said.
"The MCD and TWS teams are passionate about Birmingham and the way it is developed architecturally and we have already worked with MCD to create two award-winning schemes at King Edwards Wharf on the Brindley Loop canal and Islington Gates, Fleet Street.
"Brindley House represents a significant challenge. Once again MCD has embraced the challenge and together we are working to create another landmark scheme for the city which will add considerably to the appearance of Newhall Street, changing what is regarded as something of an eyesore into a scheme that enhances its surroundings and is in keeping with Birmingham's future as opposed to its past."
Steven Byrne, managing director of MCD, also said: "Turner Woolford Sharp are one of a number of businesses based in the Jewellery Quarter, which we actively support.
"Based here ourselves, we are keen to help nurture the area's creative talents and from designers to surveyors we try wherever possible to look to the pool of local talent first."
Turner Woolford Sharp will oversee the Brindley House project until its completion in the summer of next year.