Interchange Place is a redevelopment of an earlier office forming part of a city block with Snow Hill House and the Hotel du Vin. The site, at the prominent junction of Edmund and Livery Street, was occupied by Livery House – a 1970s office building that was assessed as being incapable of upgrade to meet the needs of a contemporary workplace, lying outside but influenced by the local Conservation Area. The decision to redevelop was made and Associated Architects was briefed to create a contemporary high quality, high value office building aimed at the professional sector and embodying best practice in line with the British Council for Offices ‘Guide to Specification’. The site offered the opportunity to provide a visually prominent landmark office building, sharing a lightwell to the rear with Snow Hill House, a previous office scheme for Scottish Widows by Associated Architects.
Great care was paid to the design of building reception and the common parts, to ensure the quality of environment whether external or internal is consistently high. Particular attention was paid to the design of the internal and external lighting.
Interchange Place radically raised the standard for design and quality of external and internal materials for office development within the Birmingham city centre core.
Client: Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
Project Value: £9 million