The McLaren Building
The McLaren Building is a 69 metre 21 story tall office building in the central Birmingham, England designed by Philip Bonham Associates. It is a thin green and brown building which is home to many businesses including Scott Wilson and Birmingham City Council's Eastside development team. It is situated on the edge of two massive redevelopment sites and buildings of a similar proportion to The McLaren Building are being constructed: Masshouse and Martineau Galleries. It is on Dale End, next to a bridge carrying Priory Queensway, and near the junction with James Watt Queensway. New entrance as of November 2009 is on 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LF. During the demolition of Masshouse Circus, the rear of the building was closed due to the threat of falling debris. The building was owned by the Birmingham Alliance, the developers of the nearby Martineau Galleries, however in November 2006, this was sold to Nikal, a Manchester-based company who is one of the partners in Masshouse Developments. It was purchased for £25 million. It is believed that the tower will undergo a refurbishment during the construction of Masshouse which will make the building more attractive to tenants. On the 28th of May 2010 Andrew Cook from CB Richard Ellis joined by Stacey Quinn from Tyndallwoods are planning to undertake a sponsored abseil down the McLaren Building.

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