Photo By D J Norton

The New Birmingham c. 1964

Project 2

Holloway Circus
1964 Status
2014 Status

I clearly recall the offices of the Amalgamated Engineering Union that stood on the corner of Suffolk Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway at Holloway Circus.  It was very 1960's in appearance and had been designed by local architects, John Madin, a firm that would go on to transform the city with many iconic, if not always appreciated, buildings.  It had been completed in 1962.

In 2003, the site was cleared to make way for what was originally known as Beetham Tower but is now called 10 Holloway Circus.  In place of the four storey office block, a 39 storey tower was constructed with 19 floors for the Radisson Blu hotel and the rest containing apartments.  In 2014, this continued to occupy the site.

AEU Building c.1964

AEU Building, c. mid-1964.  Photo from the Geoff Thompson Archive.

Beetham Tower, October 2004

Beetham Tower, October 2004

Beetham Tower, March 2005

Beetham Tower, March 2005

10 Holloway Circus, Jan 2010

10 Holloway Circus, January 2010