Securing a commercial future

The Birmingham Post has revealed that two years after Langtree Group had been selected as the preferred developer for an £80m scheme called Commerce Point, to be built on the site of the Chambers' offices on the corner of Harborne Road and Highfield Road, Jerry Blackett the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Chief Executive announced his intention to continue with plans to build a new headquarters for Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (Birmingham Chamber's new HQ will be built, insists chief).

But he would not be drawn on when the project, which won planning approval in October 2004, would proceed.
Under the scheme, the chamber’s present office block, designed by Midland architect John Madin and dating from the 1960s, will be demolished.
In its place will be three linked buildings up to 13 storeys high which will more than treble the amount of office space on the Hagley Road site.

Images from the designs of the building which won planning approval in October 2004 (reproduced from

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry is over 200 years old representing the changing face of commerce and industry in Birmingham with over 3,500 members representing over 170,000 employees in member businesses.


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