Eric Parry Architects won a competition in 2014 to design the first building at Paradise, Birmingham. Our proposal at One Chamberlain Square has led to the creation of an exemplar modern commercial building that both reflects and complements the historic civic space in which it is set. This seven storey, 172,000 sq ft office building has retail on the ground floor with office space above. The whole of the commercial space is let to international professional services firm PwC who will move their 1,400 strong team into the building in 2019 to create a new regional headquarters.
4 Pancras Square has been awarded BREEAM’s Commercial Project – Post-Construction Award 2018. It was the first UK office building to be awarded 'Outstanding' under BREEAM 2014, with the score of 88.1%, the highest scoring final certificate awarded to a new office development. The judges agreed it provides an exemplary demonstration of the value of feedback loops in design and procurement. This inherently complex project has been taken through a process of learning from earlier projects to push boundaries further forward and upwards.
The building delivered for Argent in June 2017 and currently being fitted out as the new headquarters for Universal Music has many substantial environmental features that combined with a generous roof garden puts the wellbeing of its users at the heart of its design.
It is unusual to see building of this quality in a business park and it shows that it can be done without excessive cost. The building has an architectural quality commensurate to the extraordinary innovations going on within it.
More details of the award can be found here.
Eric Parry RA gave a fascinating lecture at Bedford School on 'Architecture', as part of the Gilbert Lloyd Art Lecture series on 29th January 2015.
The Royal College of Art hosts Meeting Architecture, a series of lectures organised by the British School at Rome.Watch video...
Eric Parry discusses the design of 5 Aldermanbury Square. Project page
Art Consultancy: Modus Operandi.
AJ Eric Parry's Eagle Place
A dandy on Piccadilly
Beyond the blusher
Simon Allford on Eric Parry at Piccadilly
This fourth volume on Eric Parry Architects documents a period of work spanning 15 years from 2003 to 2018, from office buildings in 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, 7–8 St James’s Square and 10 Fenchurch Avenue, to a variety of educational buildings such as The Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music School. Volume 4 travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city, all along the broader dialogue with the field of architecture and the visual arts reflected in Eric Parry’s curatorial work for the Royal Academy. With an introduction by Joseph Rykwert and texts by Jay Merrick.
The third in the series of monographs on recent work by Eric Parry Architects, this volume follows prominent projects from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Savile Row and New Bond Street to Threadneedle Street in London and the Holburne Museum in Bath, ending with the promise of One Eagle Place, Piccadilly. With an introduction by Dalibor Vesely, the main text by Edwin Heathcote, and captions and text by Eric Parry, Volume 3 focuses on the most recent interventions in the Cities of London and Westminster. ISBN 978-1-908967039
Eric Parry Architects 2 continues the critical appraisal of the practice’s work, providing an in-depth analysis of projects as diverse as 5 Aldermanbury Square, Timothy Taylor Gallery and the award winning renovation and reorganisation of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
This is the first of two volumes covering Eric Parry Architects' work from the 1980s to the present.Wilfried Wang considers EPA's importance within architectural discourse, examining their concerns with materiality, attention to detail, craftsmanship and compositional structures. The book is prefaced by architectural theoretician Dalibor Vesely.
Eric Parry’s Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place is now published by Wiley, and available on book shelves. A three-year tour de force, Eric Parry’s Context condenses a life of architectural teaching and practice in some of the most concrete aspects of urbanity and architecture: pavements, horizon, simultaneity, kinetics, and artifice. Containing lived examples of cities and architecture throughout the world, Eric Parry’s overarching range is also informed by his personal exchanges with architects Álvaro Siza, Caruso St John, Grafton Architects, muf, and Latz + Partner, among many others. The book contains unique hand drawings by Eric Parry, and photography by Dirk Lindner. ISBN 978-1-119-95271-8
Listening to Old Buildings David Littlefield, Saskia Lewis Wiley-Academy
Buildings and Projects
Richard Stonehouse, Eric Parry
Black Dog Publishing 2007
Graham Bizley Elsevier Science & Technology