An update on the façade work of The Grand Hotel in Birmingham
The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham
(Thomas Plevins, 1875, Grade II*)
In 2003, plans were put forward by Hortons’ Estate to demolish the building, as the maintenance costs were becoming too high. The Victorian Society countered these plans by putting forward an application to spot-list the building to save it from demolition. In May 2004, the building was added to the Statutory List by English Heritage, at Grade II* and thus protecting it from demolition.
In January 2015, as part of an ongoing engagement between the Society and Hortons’ Estate, our Regional Chairman, Stephen Hartland and Conservation Adviser, Tim Bridges, were invited by the CEO of Hortons’ Estate, Tony Green, to inspect the current state of work on the repair and conservation of the façade.
To see pictures of the progress, click here: Grand Hotel Façade Progress
You can see the current progress being made and the replacement of the pavilion mansard rooves.
This presentation was part of a casework review given after the Regional Group’s AGM in February 2015.