The New Birmingham c. 1964
Albany House was under construction in November 1964 and was due for
completion by March 1966. For me personally, this building will
always be remembered for the Norman H. Field hi-fi shop that occupied
one of the street-level shop units, a place where I spent many of my
Still in place in 2014, and looking, to my eyes at least, particularly
unattractive, its proximity to Birmingham's Chinese quarter seemed to
have resulted in many of the offices being occupied instead of empty,
at least if the signs in the windows were to be believed.
of Albany House in May 1959. Photo
D. J. Norton.
Note Hippodrome Motors. If you know what the Universal building
was, please get in touch
Albany House, April 2014.