Planning permission for the second phase of the Post & Mail project have been submitted. Previously, permission was granted for a 14-storey tower for office and residential use above the 752-space, five-storey basement car park completed under Phase I in 2015. The revised submission shifts the proposal to purely office use and includes an additional storey.
Matthew Goer, Associated Architects Director said:
“The Post & Mail building has been designed to reflect its strategic and architectural significance within the Colmore Business District.
The proposed use of the building has been carefully considered to ensure it complements and enhances the environment.
The building’s external appearance takes its cue from the printmaking history of the site.
Anodised aluminium cladding panels have been chosen to give the building a crisp, metallic appearance, alluding to the plate printing matrices that can be seen on photographic records of the demolished Printing Works building.
In addition, the limited colour palette of black, grey and silver represents the appearance of monochrome newsprint.”