Work has begun on Birmingham's largest grade A office scheme under construction at Temple Point, Temple Row.
Developer Frontier Estates will strip the 72,000 sq ft, 12-storey property back to its frame, transforming the 1970s city centre building into an iconic, landmark using an innovative mix of materials and a distinctive design.
Greg Shutt of agents, Grenville Smith & Duncan said: "Temple Point will come to the market in Spring 2006 and will fulfil a real supply shortfall."
Frontier Estates claims that Temple Point will bring a new style of architecture to the West Midlands, formerly seen only in the City of London.
With features such as a double height glazed reception area and a new "penthouse" office floor, affording the tenants a bird's eye view across the city, the scheme will incorporate glass, granite, timber and steel with imaginative lighting and the latest in ' smart ' technology.
Changes at street level along Temple Row and its retail outlets will be complemented by new paving, planting and street furniture - "a new environment for pedestrians and shoppers alike".
The building is being marketed jointly by GSD and Knight Frank.