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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #1
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The McClaren Building

Probably up for a referb, as part of the Masshouse development, this 69M, 21 floor brown beauty is loved by some!



Recently bought by Bruntwood:-

http://www.bruntwood.co.uk/news/65/
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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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And the other side:
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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What a Big Brown Slab of building. I hope they do a good job of refurbishing this.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #4
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We love it because it is a proper city centre tall office block - something which Brum has aplenty and something which is lacking in other cities......
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Old May 6th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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Hear hear!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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What a Big Brown Slab of building. I hope they do a good job of refurbishing this.
Oooo errr, no I love its brown slabbiness, it looks like a proper 60's building, from another era, and it's covered in mosaics on it's narrow sides, you don't get attention to detail like that these days.





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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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I like the browniness too. I would complain if they re-galzed it, but in the same style. It would benefit from a tidy-up.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #8
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Can't stand the colour, tall buildings simply should not be brown. Would like to see it reclad in Zinc cladding like covers the new Peat house.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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Classic building, looks great on the skyline. Keep the Brown!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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ahh love maclaren. i cant think how to change it, id just give it a clean to put it 5 years back
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Lookin' good.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #12
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I don't know how they will refurbish this building because the plans haven't been announced yet.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #13
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They've announced they'll refurbish seven floors... bit half-hearted!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #14
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They've announced they'll refurbish seven floors... bit half-hearted!
Good news nonetheless where you hear this?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #15
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It is on the Birmingham Developments booklet published by Locate Birmingham.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #16
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Comprising 115,000 sq.ft office space within the city’s Masshouse area, The McLaren Building is currently 50% occupied, with customers including Birmingham City Council, Scott Wilson and American Express. Now, privately owned Bruntwood plan to invest £7m redeveloping the building around these customers, creating 20 floors of high specification offices, with space to let from 1,500 sq.ft to 45,000 sq.ft.
http://www.bruntwood.co.uk/news/65/
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Old August 17th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #17
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I hate this building, cant wait to see it go!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #18
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Well, you're going to have a long wait then.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #19
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I like it
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is 7 million alot of money for a refurb? will they do anything to the exterior? it seems quite a small amount really.
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