One Centenary Way

Planning within a space full of complexities is one of the biggest challenges surrounding the building of One Centenary Way.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, One Centenary Way will have 3-metre wide horizontal windows encased within an exposed structural steel façade.  A Vierendeel Exoskeleton will provide a stable solution to the absence of a normal load-bearing core. As the building will be situated directly over the A38 Queensway Tunnel, the intelligent design will incorporate transfer trusses so that the load of the façade and the building floorplates will be 23-storeys high covering 280,000 sq ft.

As part of Phase Two of the Paradise Birmingham Masterplan (Phase One being One Chamberlain Square and Two Chamberlain Square), the new office block will be 23-storeys high covering 280,000 sq ft. 500 bicycle spaces, alongside showers and locker rooms, plus a service facility and a bike hire are going to be part of the underground cycle hub, accessible for the whole estate.

Wintech have been appointed by Argent LLP to provide thermal calculation checks, value engineering, façade concept design, specification writing as part of the façade consultancy scope.