The Birmingham Post and Mail Building

The Birmingham Post and Mail Building

The Birmingham Post and Mail Building, designed in 1960 by John H.D. Madin and Partners (partner in charge, D.V. Smith, project architects Ronald E. Cordin and Ramon K. Wood). It’s an early example of a podiumGlossary Term and slab blockGlossary Term, inspired by the Lever Building in New York.

It is also now the earliest surviving example of the type nationally as the Castrol Building in London has been altered and re-faced. But it’s more than just an office block, it’s an integrated newspaper production facility with the podiumGlossary Term and slab offices linked to a separately treated but very fine attached printing works.

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