Alpha Tower Pre-Order

Alpha Tower Pre-Order

60.00

Miniature concrete sculpture of Alpha Tower, Birmingham- one of the cities most iconic buildings. Comes in a presentation box.

Edition of 200
Hand cast concrete
Free standing sculpture
Approx 15 cm h x 9 cm w

Free U.K. delivery

Please note:

Our concrete sculptures are individually hand cast in solid concrete. This means that each piece will have distinctive markings and minor blemishes due to air bubbles in the concrete. This is a natural part of the material and will mean that no two pieces are every exactly the same.

Quantity:
Pre-Order

Alpha Tower is a twenty-eight storey office building in Birmingham, situated on the site of a former canal basin. The building was designed by George Marsh of Richard Seifert Partners, and was one part of the proposed Associated Television development built between 1970-72.

The original scheme was a lot grander than that eventually built.  Known as 'The Paradise Centre' it was to include a conference hall, shops, an air terminal, a hotel and offices.  The thirty-five storey version of Alpha Tower- to be the center of the scheme- was designed to taper from a splayed base and to have thin, flat top.  After a few years of delays due to objection from the General Post Office and the city council regarding the scale of the development, the amended twenty-eight storey Alpha Tower as we know it today was constructed- the cranked plan form remaining, but the tapering form altered.

The building remained the Associated Television headquarters up until 1982, when ownership was then handed over to Birmingham City Council who remained tenants until 2010.  In 2014 it was bought by the Anglo Scandinavian Estates Group- who have refurbished the building as offices to let.