Three Snowhill in Birmingham has won a 2022 British Council for Offices (BCO) Award – an accolade which recognises the highest quality developments in the office sector across the UK.
Three Snowhill is the largest-ever speculative city centre office scheme built outside London attracting tenants including BT. Ballymore completed the structure in 2020, delivering a 420,000 sq ft office building comprising 17 floors of prime Grade A office space. The building also features a central glass atrium, car parking, a gym and communal basement amenities including extensive changing rooms with showers, lockers, saunas, bike parking and repair facilities.
BCO judges called the building a “visionary Grade A development”, commending the facilities, floor plates, and views over Birmingham. The judges also acknowledged its embodied carbon benefits; the design and construction performance was carefully and comprehensively measured, achieving BREEAM Excellent, EPC B and WiredScore Platinum 100/100.
Three Snowhill is the third and final building to be created on the 4-acre site close to Birmingham’s Snow Hill station, in the city’s Colmore business district. This major project has seen the creation of a total 1 million sq ft of office space in three state-of-the-art buildings. Ballymore has also enabled the creation of a new square beside St Chad’s Circus and the delivery of a viaduct beside the station for the Midland Metro light rail extension.
John Mulryan, Group Managing Director at Ballymore, said: “From the outset, our plans for Snowhill pushed boundaries. Our vision was that this prime site in Birmingham City Centre could and would be re-invented as the city’s premier business location. This award is testament to that and to our approach to sustainable design, creating something which has become home to the recognisable businesses now thriving here.
"Congratulations to everyone in the Ballymore team involved in delivering this exciting project - a fantastic and well-deserved achievement."
The award is the third accolade presented for Snowhill in the past year – a period in which Ballymore has won seven awards.