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Birmingham New Street Signal Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4779 / 52°28'40"N

Longitude: -1.9025 / 1°54'8"W

OS Eastings: 406719

OS Northings: 286672

OS Grid: SP067866

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z9.TL

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.ZZ39

Entry Name: Birmingham New Street Signal Box

Listing Date: 24 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442131

Location: Birmingham, B5

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Philip Birmingham

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


7/10058 Birmingham New Street
Signal Box


Includes: Birmingham New Street Signal Box BRUNEL STREET. Railway signal box. 1964. Architects Bicknell and Hamilton in collaboration with R L Moorcraft the Regional Architect, London Midland Region. Horizontal pre-cast concrete cladding units of a bold triangular profile, hung from a reinforced concrete frame. The boundary parapet wall in Navigation Street is constructed from facetted vertical pre-cast concrete units. Continuous metal windows; walls on either side of the entrance doors are finished in vertical glazed tiling. Flat roof. Contains staff and equipment rooms. Five storeys high above railway track level and four storeys above street level with single storey wing at track level. Various floor to floor heights. The signalling control room at top level is surrounded by a projecting flat roof with a deep down-standing fascia to provide shading for the control console. The building is very much a 'one off' constructed on a very difficult and congested site. A dramatic building of exceptional architectural quality with a strongly sculptural form.

Sources: Architectural Review, November 1965
Building, 18 August 1967
Railway Magazine, October 1966, pp.564-7

Listing NGR: SP0671986672

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