Shard End Rows

Demolition of housing in Shard End, Birmingham

Brisbane House was a 6 storey tower block on Maitland Drive on the Kitsland Road estate in Shard End, Birmingham, England. The block was approved for construction in 1955 and completed in 1957 by Simms Sons & Cooke. The building had a long Y footprint with the balconies being located within the central portion of the building. The block was built out of brick.

It was demolished by City Demolition who were commissioned by Birmingham City Council for the job. It was a sensitive demolition process as residential properties were located 6 metres away from the site.

There were 9 tower blocks in total in Shard End. It is next to the massive housing complex of Chelmsley Wood which had 51 tower blocks up to the 1990s. To the north is Bromford which had 20 tower blocks up until the 2000s.

Shard End tower blocksEdit

Buckland End - 2 tower blocks

Shard End - 1 tower block

Kitsland Road - 6 tower blocks [all 6 demolished 2003-2004]

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