Banking on Birmingham's future - HSBC HQ construction update
It's been a few months since I last blogged about construction work on the new HSBC headquarters under construction in Birmingham, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2016/03/banking-on-birminghams-future.html. There's been rapid progress since then and
With Brexit throwing uncertainty into the air on projects HSBC announced it's firm commitment to its investment in Birmingham; HSBC has noted that Birmingham is the centre of a £110bn regional economy and the largest concentration of businesses outside of London with a home to 37,000 companies, http://birminghamupdates.com/post/147334522548/hsbc-chief-reaffirms-commitment-to-birmingham-move
“This is the UK’s most investable city for the second consecutive year,” says Nigel Hinshelwood, the new head of HSBC UK, and deputy chief executive of the wider HSBC bank. Hinshelwood is sitting in HSBC’s Edmund Street offices in Birmingham city centre, ahead of the bank’s move to its new UK headquarters at 2 Arena Central, across town on Holliday Street, which should be complete by 2018.http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2016/06/14/the-man-behind-birminghams-own-bank/
The following photos show the rapid progress on construction which should see the building reach all of the structure built and most of the cladding installed by the end of 2016.