1 Snow Hill Plaza

1 Snow Hill Plaza

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caption = 1 Snow Hill Plaza from the front at ground level
building_type = Commercial
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location = Birmingham, England
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completion_date = 1973
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height = 72m
floor_count = 20
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1 Snow Hill Plaza (also known as Kennedy Tower) is a highrise office building in Birmingham, England. It is 72 metres tall and was completed in 1973.

It receives the name Kennedy Tower from the mural dedicated to John F. Kennedy which was located in Snow Hill Circus until it was removed in mid-2006.

It was redeveloped and modernised externally in previous years to be better suited to the environment which it will be a part of which will see the construction of Snowhill, a major mixed-use development adjacent to Snow Hill station. It forms a prominent addition on the skyline when viewed from the north.

There are now plans afoot for the demolition of this tower and an adjacent low-rise structure next to Lloyd House. The lowrise structure had initially been earmarked for demolition and had received planning permission for a 12 storey replacement office building. However, a public consultation was held in November 2007, showing proposals for a 118 metre office tower to replace both buildings. The tower, designed by Hamiltons Architects for the Kenmore Property Group, will provide 54,000m² of office space and 4,000m² of retail space. This will make it the largest office tower outside of London. Construction is expected to start in 2009 and to be completed in 2011. [cite web|url=http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1216| title=Largest Office Tower Outside London Proposed|publisher=Skyscraper News|date=2007-11-19|accessdate=2007-11-20] [cite web|url=http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=5396|title=No 1 Snow Hill Plaza|publisher=Skyscraper News|date=2007-11-19|accessdate=2007-11-20]

ee also

*List of tall buildings in Birmingham


*Emporis: [http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/nc/ne/?id=101999 Kenmore’s £230-million Gateway vision gets the go-ahead] Dated: 2008-03-05
*Emporis: [http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/nc/ne/?id=101972 Kenmore announces £230 million gateway vision] Dated: 2008-01-19

External links

* [http://www.snowhillplaza.com/ Official Site of 1 Snow Hill Plaza]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=110766 Emporis entry]
* [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=183 Skyscrapernews entry]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=no1snowhillplaza-birmingham-unitedkingdom Emporis entry on the proposed building]

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