Baskerville House - A Birmingham Gem!

Built in 1938 in the Art Deco style, Baskerville House, previously called the Civic Centre, is a former civic building in Centenary Square. The building is steeped in history.

The site was originally occupied by the home of John Baskerville. The City Council bought the land in 1919 for a new Civic Centre.

The City Council organised an open competition for the new layout of the Civic Centre in 1926.  Nothing came of this and the artchitects of the Hall of Memory, S.N. Cooke to create a design and T. Cecil Howitt of Nottingham was invited to design the first building.  This became Baskerville House.

Baskerville House as the only part of the plan for the Civic Centre to be built. 

Project dates

13 Feb 2021 - On-going


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