Work has commenced at the site of the new BLOC Hotel opposite Birmingham’s Grand Central and New Street Station following the demolition of Gallan House, which formerly occupied the site.

Work is being undertaken by the contractor companies Building Services Design (BSD), ICIS Design Ltd, and BrightSPACE Architects who offered electrical and mechanical engineering services, structural engineering services, and design services respectively.

The 7,000sq m BLOC Hotel development will stand in the heart of Birmingham, at a height of 22 storeys, and will consist of 227 bedrooms, with construction scheduled to continue until its completion in 2021.