Location

Snowhill Queensway, Birmingham

Client

Ballymore

Main contractor

BAM Construction

Engineer

WSP UK

Architect

Weedon Architects

Tonnage

4,500

Completion date

July 2018


Three Snowhill is a landmark office building at the gateway to the Birmingham business district and will complete the final phase of the Snowhill Estate redevelopment project, the largest city centre office development outside London.

The new 19-storey office block will provide approximately 420,000 square feet of grade A office space together with retail and leisure units at the podium and ground floor levels to meet the growing demands for commercial office space in the city.

For the project, Severfield provided the connection design, fabrication and construction for 4,500 tonnes of steelwork, including the supply of 2,500 cast-in plates which were individually surveyed and welded on site by our in-house construction team. We also provided and installed over 480,000 square feet of metal decking. This challenging project featured variations in floorplate layouts and depths which were achieved by a complex arrangement of cantilevered and suspended steel frames, supported from sloping and vertical columns. The building will also be crowned with an elegant curved steel and glass atrium roof structure.

Being located in the centre of England’s second busiest city and running parallel to Birmingham’s new tram line and Snow Hill train station, this project has required close collaboration with other trades and our subcontracted haulage teams to ensure its smooth operation. As a result of the restricted site access and limited offloading times the project was assisted by the ‘Seversafe’ offloading system, which enabled the team to unload the materials delivered to site quickly and efficiently.