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The Cube, Birmingham, UK - 'City Gems'

A collection of photography, images and content about the iconic Cube, a great example of modern and creative architecture in Birmingham.  

The Cube was built between 2007 and 2010.  It is located near The Mailbox alongside the Worcester & Birmingham Canal on Commercial Street and near Washington Wharf at B1 1RN. The architect was Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects. 

The Cube is one of Birmingham's iconic builds and is much loved by the City and photographers.

The Cube at 25-storeys high is a mixed-use development. It contains apartments, offices, restaurants, a hotel and a 'skyline' Steakhouse Bar & Grill run by award winning chef and celebrity Marco Pierre White.  The Cube even has its own bowling alley.

Taking inspiration from the city’s jewellery making tradition, Ken Shuttleworth's vision for The Cube was to create “an enchanting jewellery box”, rich with light and intricate gold and bronze geometric shapes. 

The building’s iconic jewel-like exterior is complemented by an interior that is filled with evocative bronze sculptures by renowned local street artist, Temper.

The panoramic view of the City from the top of The Cube is stunning.

For the site map of The Cube select the map view.

Here is a selection of photography from our community.

This one taken during construction of The Cube in 2009.






What we found out

What difference has it made


Photography, Modern Architecture

Project dates

22 Sep 2017 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520