Two Brindley. Birmingham
The part-demolition, part-extension and complete refurbishment will reinvigorate the building into an attractive commercial workplace. Introducing an all-new top floor extension with external roof top amenity spaces, new external façades to ground, first, sixth and seventh floor, a new entrance lobby/reception, generous staff facilities and a unique wellness suite and screening room.

Client. Aver Property General Partner Limited (Ergo Real Estate/NFU Mutual)
Value. £17.9 million
Size. 142,000 sqft
Status. On-Going

Two Brindley is one of six key buildings which form the perimeter of Central Square, the main public space within Brindleyplace. The building also has a secondary frontage onto Oozells Square, a smaller public space which is home to the Grade II listed Ikon Gallery.

Two Brindley creates a sustainable structure which will help businesses offer their colleagues an enhanced occupier experience.

Industry suggests that  up to 70% of embodied carbon for a typical office is accounted for in the Substructure, Superstructure and Facade.  The building aims to embed sustainability in the way the building is designed, constructed and managed.  At least 80% of the original structure is being retained which should cut the buildings embodied carbon by over half, compared to a new office building.

The building is targeting net-zero carbon in operational energy use against the UKGBC’s Paris Proof operational energy use targets with the building set to run on electricity only and aided by renewable energy sources.  Other highly sustainable ratings are also targeted such as EPC A certification and NABERS energy-efficiency rating and finally WiredScore, SmartScore and WELL are also targeted.