Birmingham Foyer

Ian Simpson Architects, Birmingham, 1998


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Protected entrance and courtyard on the north side of the building 

Martine Hamilton Knight     Download Original

  • Protected entrance and courtyard on the north side of the building    
  • Long view of exterior    
  • Pugin    
  • Common room facilities occupy the west-facing prow    
  • Sharp angled edge of building    
  • Reception    
  • Typical bed-space    
  • Restaurant - main social space on the ground floor    
  • Corridors and common spaceses    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Upper floor plan    
  • Section    
  • Detail section through eaves and external wall    
  • Key elevation and plan, cut-away isometric and detail plan     

Five-storey building housing integrated learning and accommodation centres and secure housing, support and training for young people

The reception space is at the knuckle of the curved plan with the restaurant and main social area adjacent with full height, south-facing glazing.

On each of the upper four floors the corridor terminates at its western end in a triangular common room with two fully glazed walls coming to a sharp point. The residential rooms face north and are treated with brick cladding panels.


  • Begun: Nov 2004
  • Completed: May 1998
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £3.3M
  • Procurement: JCT 80 Standard Form of Contract
  • Address: William Booth Lane, St. Chad's Circus, Birmingham, B4 6HJ, United Kingdom

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