Baskerville house meets commonwealth games 2022
We feel truly privileged to see our Baskerville House project on a daily basis as a backdrop to the BBC’s Broadcast Studio, as we continue to watch in awe sporting stars from all corners of the world battle it out in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
This classic, seven-storey Grade II listed building was transformed by Rolfe Judd Architecture to provide high-quality office accommodation after being vacant for many years.
Two additional floors were added to provide a total of seven floors of office space. The best surviving historic elements of the building were restored, whilst contrasting modern reconstructions introduced two generous atria, new service cores, additional floors and terraces.
Rolfe Judd also designed fully fitted modern serviced offices within parts of the building. Elegant and timeless, Baskerville House is one of Birmingham City Centre’s most prominent landmark buildings.
Located on Centenary Square, one of the centre’s most notable public spaces, Baskerville House shares great company with the Library of Birmingham, the Symphony Hall and the ‘Raging Bull’, the proud symbol of the Games. The atmosphere in the square has been vibrant from the kickstart of the games.
The sympathetic restoration of the building won critical acclaim from several awarding bodies, including the BCO who described it as “a very fine achievement and an excellent example of how refurbishment can add enormous value to both building and its setting”.
The Commonwealth Games which started this last Sunday will be on until the 8th of August and has seen success for England in many disciplines. We wait with baited breath to see how we finish in the table and will continue to enjoy viewing Baskerville House as a backdrop to the buzz of the Games.