Views from iconic tower block made public.
A range of images have been launched today of Birmingham’s changing skyline, taken at sunrise from the roof of the city’s tallest office building, the Grade II listed Alpha Birmingham.
#AlphaSunrise, led by property firm CEG Property in partnership with Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, brought together a team of the region’s top photographers for a series of early morning shoots including; Beth Astington, Fraser McGee, Jon Crampton, Kris Askey, Martin O’Callaghan, Matt Beach, Ross Jukes, Steve Townsend, Tim Cornbill and Verity Milligan.
The images, which are the first to be released from the roof of the building in three years, charter the city’s continuing economic renaissance and ongoing construction activity. The event also included a range of shots taken internally of the construction progress at Alpha.
CEG is investing £16 million in the redevelopment of the 28 storey building, including a £1 million co-working hub Alpha Works. The works will deliver 14,000 sq ft of office space in the iconic building, targeted at smaller businesses and start-ups. Set to launch in April 2017 the space, located on the 21st and 22nd floors, will provide a creative and collaborative working environment for the city’s new breed of entrepreneurial businesses. The project will deliver almost 200 desks alongside a range of collaborative and co-working spaces.
Theresa White, Community Manager at Alpha Works, said: “Alpha Works will provide unrivalled views of the city when we launch in April so we were keen to share our perspective, a snapshot of Birmingham’s evolving skyline with the region’s top photographers. Our mission at Alpha Works is to provide a creative space that fosters growth and encourages collaboration, so working on this exciting project with Hidden Spaces was a great opportunity for us.”
The event partner Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, a project that aims to showcase and celebrate the many hidden treasures of the city that are not usually accessible to the public, also launched the images today as part of its latest #RooftopTuesdays photography initiative.
Steve Townsend, Co-Founder of Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, added: “Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces is all about capturing a different viewpoint of Birmingham, one that people don’t normally get to see. We aim to celebrate the city’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, much of which is hidden from view and inaccessible to the public.
“Alpha is one of the city’s most iconic buildings and thanks to CEG, we have been able to capture and share a unique perspective of the city that usually only the tenants of the office space get to see.”
For more information about Alpha Works or to make an enquiry visit www.alphaworksb1.co.uk.