Fort Dunlop is the regeneration of an iconic yet derelict storage warehouse into 300,000ft2 of quality office space, a 100-bedroom hotel and retail facilities set within a landscaped masterplan.
Derelict for 25 years this once iconic tyre factory next to the M6 had become an eyesore and a symbol of a lost manufacturing era at odds with Birmingham’s regeneration. shedkm developed a bold and innovative response rational to transform this large scale building into a modern, mixed-use and highly desirable commercial asset.
After 20 years of disuse, English Partnerships approached Urban Splash and shedkm to look at the possibility of an urban renewal scheme for the building which had thus far evaded any viable solution due to an extremely deep 52m plan and lack of daylight. shedkm played a critical role in helping to evolve the brief for this building with an imaginative and cost effective approach to creating high quality office environments.