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Colmore Square

View from the top of Colmore Square. To the left the Wesleyan, to the right No 1 Colmore Square, in the middle Colmore Plaza.

 

The Wesleyan was built in 1988 - 91 for the Wesleyan and General Assurance by Peter Hing & Jones.

 

Pevsner describe it as a poor attempt at post modern, and very big. Central core with a big pyramid roof, and four radiating wings, like a workhouse. Artificial pink granite facings, angled between floors, like the legs of a huge insect.

 

From Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham by Andy Foster.

 

It is also the regional office for solicitors Pinsent Masons.

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Taken on May 24, 2009