Building, designing and investing in Birmingham with Arup
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by Conor Nolan
2M ago
We are excited to be joined by two of Arup’s Birmingham-based thought leaders Alison Kilby and James Watts, at their brand-new office at One Centenary Way, in Birmingham City Centre. In this episode we discuss all things Paradise Birmingham and the part both played in delivering one of the city's most ambitious office developments for MEPC and in turn, becoming its largest occupier. In the five years since the award-winning architects Howells made plans public for One Centenary Way, the project has taken centre stage with its strategic placement linking Centenary Square to the High Street.&nbs ..read more
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Building a brighter future with Muse
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by Conor Nolan
2M ago
This December we discuss all things Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Solihull with Maggie Grogan, Managing Director for Muse Midlands. Exploring the expansion behind national placemaker Muse into the Midlands and their vision set out to transform key areas across the West Midlands. We look at the partnerships in place that drive the development team from Muse forward, from Homes England to Legal and General, Maggie and her team have their sights set on creating a lasting legacy across Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Solihull and beyond. The Building Brum podcast is kindly sponsored reality capture and ..read more
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Why Form Follows Purpose with Gensler
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by Conor Nolan
3M ago
This month on the Building Brum Podcast we are joined by Gensler Birmingham’s Design Director, Philip Twiss. From Associated Architects to MAKE and now Gensler, Philip has helped to design and deliver some of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings from The Cube to the Mailbox, to the next chapter of Hammerson’s Bullring landmark. We look at why Gensler decided to move to Birmingham 10 years ago and what it means to combine global and local with projects being delivered by the Team in Birmingham spanning across the city and into Europe. The Building Brum podcast is kindly sponsored reality capture ..read more
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Investing in Birmingham with HUB
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by Conor Nolan
3M ago
HUB Residential Managing Director Damien Sharkey and Development Manager Isabel Scruby join Building Brum’s Conor Nolan alongside Cavendish Associate Director and ex-Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member Tristan Chatfield to talk about their upcoming development: 2 Snow Hill Plaza. We will discuss why Birmingham is a key destination for investors as 2 Snow Hill Plaza marks HUB's second project in Birmingham alongside the Digbeth Coach Station. We explore why Damien and the team at HUB have chosen to invest in the Build to Rent market in Colmore Row and discuss the ongoing demand for developme ..read more
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Digital project delivery with John Sisk & Son
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by Conor Nolan
4M ago
On the podcast this month we are joined by the Head of Digital Project Delivery Joshua Hanson and Liam Clarke Regional Head of 4D Planning at John Sisk & Son. We caught up with Liam and Joshua to look at the projects they have both completed and are currently delivering across Birmingham including The Merican, Great Charles Street and Birmingham Health and Innovation Campus. These schemes when combined add up to three-quarters of a billion pounds worth of development across build-to-rent and life science sectors in the city. We also explore how the standardisation of digital project deliv ..read more
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People, Planet and Place with IM Properties
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by Conor Nolan
7M ago
We caught up with IM Properties Group Sustainability Director Andrew Swain. Andy is a chartered environmentalist with over 20 years of experience and joined IM Properties in 2022 to drive the implementation and delivery of the businesses  ‘Sustainable Futures’ strategy focused around its three pillars of People, Planet and Place. In addition to delivering sustainable futures, he works closely with delivery partners to ensure that the principles of sustainable development and net zero construction are delivered across IM Properties property portfolio, industrial and logistics developments ..read more
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Creating Social Value Through Collaboration
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by Conor Nolan
11M ago
We are onsite at the Peddimore Birmingham development with Winvic Construction and Sunbelt Rentals. IM Properties are Birmingham City Councils development partner for Peddimore.On our latest episode we caught up with key members of the project team to talk about the role, impact and importance of social value within the construction industry. Focusing on how social value is there to support, grow and create positive change within communities. All three guests on our latest episode play a key role in the Peddimore project Rokneddin Shariat Policy and Governance Manager Birmingham City Council ..read more
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R&D Tax credits, is it an industrial PPI? Or a driver for innovation?
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by Conor Nolan
2y ago
In today's episode, we are joined by Rupert Mayo who founded Knight R&D in 2016 following almost 10 years of consulting with KPMG in R&D tax relief and we de-mystify what exactly is R&D tax credits for companies big and small within the construction industry. Rupert Mayo founded Knight R&D Ltd (Knight) in 2016 following almost 10 years of consulting from KPMG in R&D tax relief. In 2021 Knight became part of K3 Capital Group PLC, a group of complementary professional services firms. A large proportion of the client base at Knight is in the construction industry, with compani ..read more
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Wolverhampton: The latest destination for design lead office development
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by Conor Nolan
2y ago
Wolverhampton is undergoing huge transformation and regeneration with record levels of confidence in new projects. One such project, landmark office building i9 Wolverhampton is testament to this. Brought forward by ION Developments and the City Council, and designed by Glenn Howells Architects, we find out more about this brand-new destination for local, regional, and national organisations. We will be talking with the team behind this major development from Glenn Howells Architects: Partner Dav Bansal, Associate Fraser Godfrey and Senior Interior Designer Charlotte Gallen who are behind this ..read more
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Danny Parmer - Birmingham and beyond 2021
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by Conor Nolan
2y ago
In our final podcast of 2021 we go back to where it all started and sit down with Danny Parmer, British Council for Offices Chair of the Midlands and East Anglia and Overbury Business Development Manager. We discuss Overbury’s recent work on the fit-out of the Midlands BT Hub in the heart of Birmingham and look at continued demand for office space within the city center.   Danny also tells me more about the world-class British Council for Offices mentoring programme in the Midlands, the focus by the BCO  committee on Net Zero Carbon and the unique opportunities we have next year to s ..read more
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