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BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET SIGNAL BOX

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET SIGNAL BOX

List entry Number: 1117383

Location

BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET SIGNAL BOX, BRUNEL STREET
BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET SIGNAL BOX, NAVIGATION STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Birmingham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 442131

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SP 08 NE BIRMINGHAM NAVIGATION STREET

7/10058 Birmingham New Street Signal Box

II

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural Review' in November, (1965)
'Railway Magazine' in October, (1966), 564-7
'Building' in August, (1967)

National Grid Reference: SP 06719 86672

Map

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