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The Cube’s best kept secrets
From architect Ken Shuttleworth’s original vision of creating “an enchanting jewellery box”, through to housing the UK’s largest fully automated car park, here’s some fun, weird and wonderful facts about The Cube.
THE BEST OF BIRMINGHAMTHE BEST OF BIRMINGHAM
Widely considered one of the most compelling additions to Birmingham’s ever-changing skyline, The Cube is home to a vibrant mix of indulgent restaurants and bars, including the city’s first panoramic rooftop restaurant, as well as the sizzling Rodizio Rico and Shogun Teppan-Yaki. There’s also a boutique hotel, luxury spa and gym, bowling alley and arcade game venue, aspirational apartments and prime office space.
The Cube is located just minutes from New Street Station, The Mailbox, Brindleyplace, the ICC and Birmingham’s impressive retail offering that includes The Bullring and Grand Central.
AN IMPRESSIVE STRUCTURE
The numbers do the talking…
• Cube dimension – 566ft (52.6m)
• Site area – 45,209sqft (4,200sqm)
• Total floor space – 452,088sqft (42,000sqm)
• 24 storeys• Building height – 710.4ft (66m) above commercial street level
BUT…NO 13th FLOOR. While The Cube has 24 floors in the building, there’s no 13th floor, nor do any of the apartments include the number 13.
DESIGNED BY THE LEGENDARY KEN SHUTTLEWORTH
The mission was clear, to create an iconic landmark that would strikingly marry Birmingham’s industrial heritage with a vision of the future. Award-winning architect Ken Shuttleworth was chosen for the project, whose world-class portfolio includes The Gherkin and Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport.
Drawing inspiration from the city’s jewellery-making heritage, his vision for The Cube was to create “an enchanting jewellery box”, rich with light and intricate gold and bronze geometric shapes. Visit The Cube and you’ll discover a number of evocative bronze sculptures known as ‘The Lovely People’, created by renowned local street artist, Temper.
HUNDREDS OF STYLISH APARTMENTS
City living has never looked so good. Whether you’re looking to rent or buy, The Cube has 244 modern apartments spread across nine floors, ranging from high-level, three-bedroom duplexes to small city ‘crash pads’.
All apartments feature spacious living areas with large windows offering panoramic views across the city or out through to the courtyard.
THE INDULGENT HOTEL INDIGO
Planning to stay over in Birmingham for a night or two? At the pinnacle of The Cube is Hotel Indigo, a two-storey, 52 room, boutique hotel that offers some of the best views of the city.
Forget the stress of finding a parking spot in the city. The Cube has got you covered with its state-of-the-art, fully automated underground car park.
The three-storey garage has a 339 capacity and features the UK’s largest stacking system, as well as the country’s first palletless transport technology. It’s widely recognised as one of the safest and most secure public car parks available. Plus, it has one of the most energy efficient and forward-thinking systems out there, reducing the need for the constant illumination and ventilation, as required in standard underground multi-storey garages.
There are two contract options available for parking at the Cube:
• Rent of a standard fob is £140.00 per month
• Rent of a large vehicle fob is £160.00 per month
When it comes to shaping breathtaking architecture, The Cube doesn’t compromise on eco-design. Every detail has been considered, including the sustainable use of materials to reduce wastage and the introduction of passive features that optimise its ecological behaviour. The building far exceeds industry standards for air tightness, while a separate mechanical and electrical plant building services The Cube to improve efficiency and reduce waste.
What hidden facts will you discover on your next visit to The Cube?
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