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Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Birmingham New Street Railway Station

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People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Dates of creation

2008

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 33 books
  • 10 printouts
  • 0.05 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

File documents a successful competition entry for the Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham, England. This international design competition for a transport development project was coordinated by RIBA, on behalf of The New Street Gateway Steering Group, which included the Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, Centro and Advantage West Midlands. The final design by the Foreign Office Architects was chosen by a panel of representatives from each of the funding partners, chaired by Sir Bernard Zissman, but the Foreign Office Architects did not remain involved in the project after 2014. Material in this file was produced between 2006 and 2010.

File includes reports, plans and presentation material.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.2008.D1

Location

Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270523
    • Title: Reports prepared by the partners behind the planning of the Birmingham New Street Station
    • Dates of creation: 2009-2010
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of 7 books of reports prepared by the partners behind the planning of the Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway Project, Birmingham, England, including:

    - "Grip 4 Report - Appendix F: BDP Retail Assessment", dated August 2008;

    - "Grip 4 Report - Appendix H: Quantitative Risk Assessment", dated August 2008;

    - "Fire Strategy Report [Grip 4 Report - Appendix I: Fire]", dated 14 November 2008;

    -"Interior Design", dated 24 June 2009;

    - "Grip Level 5 Report, Volume 1 - Executive Summary", dated December 2009;

    - "Draft: Grip 5 Report, Volume 2", dated December 2009;

    - "Grip 5 Report, Volume 3 - Facade, Atrium and Navigation Street Footbridge Services", dated January 2010.

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books: 29.9 × 42.2 × 0.01 cm (11 3/4 × 16 5/8)

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270525
    • Title: Material related to Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway Project
    • Dates of creation: 2009-2010
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of material related to Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway Project, Birmingham, England, including:

    - 10 loose copies of computer-generated design renderings, author unknown, n.d.;

    - 3 books of plans by other architects, including "Navigation Street Footbridge GRIP3 Option Studies", author unknown, n.d.; "Proposed Sub Platform Level", by John McAuslan & Partners, 4 August 2006; "Existing Platform Level", by John McAuslan & Partners, 4 August 2006;

    - 4 books of diagrams and plans by the Foreign Office Architects, including sections, elevations, views and computer-generated design renderings, ca. 2008;

    - A book of presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects titled, "Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway Project. Facade and Atrium - Facade Access and Maintenance Report - Strategy Document", October 2009;

    - 2 books of reports, both titled, "Public Realm Strategy: Birmingham New Street Station Gateway project", prepared by Atkins for Network Rail, one dated 23 January 2009, one dated 26 February 2009.

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books: 29.9 × 42.2 cm (11 3/4 × 16 5/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270526
    • Title: Volumes of material related to Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway project
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2008
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of volumes of material related to Birmingham New Street Station: Gateway project, Birmingham, England, including:

    - 3 reports issued by several project organizers, including the Birmingham City Council and Network Rail, all titled "G.R.I.P Level 4 Report", volumes one, two and three, all dated June 2006;

    - 2 reports issued by Birmingham City Council and Network Rail for Brimingham Gateway, one titled, "Outline Planning Application - Transportation Assessment" and one titled, "Outline Planning Application - Design & Access Statement", both dated August 2006;

    - 9 bound sets of plans by Atkins Contractors for Birmingham New Street Station Gateway Grip 4, including floor plans, subway platform plans, communication systems plans, fire alarm layouts, and plans for the roof level rainwater catchment area, dated August 2008;

    - An untitled books of plans for the Birmingham New Street Station subway platform, handlabelled, "commission';

    - A book of plans for The Pallasades Shopping Centre by On Centre Surveys Ltd, May 1999.

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books (smallest): 21.3 × 30.8 cm (8 3/8 × 12 1/8 in.) books (largest): 29.9 × 43.5 cm (11 3/4 × 17 1/8 in.) records: 0.09 l.m.

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271958
    • Title: Textual records produced for the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition
    • Dates of creation: 2009-2010
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records produced by the Foreign Office Architects for the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition, England. It includes notes from various FOA meetings, FOA Team GRIP 5 Design notes, and copies of contracts between the Foreign Office Architects and Network Rail.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 2, see record ARCH271959 (group 2 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labeled, "Birmingham New Street Station / 183 / 2009"

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-123-008

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271959
    • Title: Textual records related to the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition
    • Dates of creation: between February and August 2009
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition, England. It includes a GRIP 5 invoicing schedule by Adams Kara Taylor, conditions of contract for the "GRIP 5 Design Services, Facade and Atriu" by Network Rail 3, fee proposals, printouts of emails, a "Wind Environment Study" by Atkins, and a Glare Study by Halcrow Yolle.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 2, see record ARCH271958 (group 1 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labeled, "Birmingham New Street Station / 183 / 2009"

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-123-009

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271960
    • Title: Materials related to the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition
    • Dates of creation: August 2008
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related to the Birmingham New Street: Gateway Project competition, England. It includes two sections of a GRIP 4 Report: "Appendix G - Construction Sequence" and "Appendix N - GRIP 3 Sketches", dated August 2008. It also includes a small book titled, "Birmingham Big City Plan: Charter 2008", by the Birmingham City Council.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labeled, "Birmingham New Street Station / 183 / 2009"

    Location:

    Birmingham West Midlands England United Kingdom

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-123-010

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276119
    • Title: Client-issued project material
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH275810. This group contains client-issued material, including aerial photographs, artistic impressions, base templates, rail reports, plans, and presentation material for the Birmingham New Street Railway Station. Original directory name: "BIRMINGHAM STATION client material". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .ppt

    Quantity / Object type:

    320 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 320 digital files, 91 folders (1 GB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276149
    • Title: Network Rail Conditions of Contract
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2008
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH275813. Original file name: "NR3.pdf". A conditions of contract document for the Purchase of Services (Version 2.5) by Network Rail 3.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (78.8 KB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276150
    • Title: Reports and planning statements
    • Dates of creation: June 2006
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH275814. This group contains a GRIP Report, Environmental Statement, Design & Access Statement, Planning Statement, Retail Policy Statement, Transport Assessment, and drawings for the Birmingham New Street Railway Station. Prevalent file types: .pdf

    Quantity / Object type:

    152 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 152 digital files, 61 folders (568 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276151
    • Title: Executive Summary and appendices
    • Dates of creation: June 2006
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH275815. This group contains an Executive Summary (Volume 1) and Tech Appendices (Volume 3) for the Birmingham New Street Railway Station. Prevalent file types: .pdf

    Quantity / Object type:

    136 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 136 digital files, 24 folders (440 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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