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Birmingham Central Library
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General information
Status Demolished
Type Public library
Architectural style Brutalist
Location Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, England
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Construction started April 1969
Completed December 1973
Opening 12 January 1974
Closed 29 June 2013
Demolished 2016
Cost 4.7 million Pound sterling
Owner Birmingham City Council
Height 22.6 metres (74 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 8
Floor area 224,918m2
Design and construction
Architect John Madin
Architecture firm John Madin Design Group
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners
Services engineer R.W. Gregory & Partners
Quantity surveyor L.C. Wakeman & Partners
Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine

Birmingham Central Library was the main public library in Birmingham, England. It closed on 29 June 2013 and was replaced with the Library of Birmingham.

It was once the largest non-national library in Europe.


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