Grant Associates has been announced as the winner of the contest to landscape Paradise Circus in Birmingham at MIPIM 2014.
The practice saw off competition to land the new contract, which will include a series of new streets and public squares around the area’s historic listed buildings.
Argent’s 68,800m² project forms part of the wider £450 million masterplan for Birmingham city centre designed by Glenn Howells Architects between the city centre’s Centenary and Chamberlain Squares.
Peter Chmiel, director, Grant Associates said: “We are thrilled and delighted to be appointed as landscape architects for Paradise Circus. This is a high profile project right in the heart of Birmingham and the public realm is a vital part of it. Grant Associates looks forward to working with the team and will ensure that the public space creates the best possible setting for this development and its wider environment.”
Argent’s managing partner David Partridge said: ‘All the entries were of the highest quality and clearly followed the brief to create a world class public realm that would complement the listed historical and contemporary new buildings.’
Success at MIPIM 2014 continued for Grant Associates
Grant Associates was also presented with two MIPIM Awards 2014 for Gardens in the Bay in the Best Innovative Green Building category and the Special Jury Award.