The ICC is a truly world-class venue and one of Europe’s most high profile conference centres, welcoming over 350 events and more than 300,000 delegates each year.
Prior to the detailed design we undertook a townscape study of Brindley Place and the ICC. This multi-faceted scheme considered the historical aspects of the canal and surrounding area. This is reflected in the traditional treatment and restoration work on the canal and new moorings, a striking and attractive contrast to the modern architecture of the ICC. Our commission included the Birmingham Canal frontage, enhancement of the towpaths, detailed hard landscape, street furniture and liaison with the Public Arts Commissions Agency on the siting of works of art and sculpture.
The scheme has revitalised a once derelict part of Birmingham and has created a vibrant and busy tourist attraction at the heart of the City and the centre of Britain’s canal network. In recognition of its success, the scheme received the Principal BALI Award for Hard Landscape and special mention for the design of the waterfront in the Royal Town Planning Silver Jubilee Award.