The Alpha Tower in Birmingham appeared in two of my reflection shots three weeks ago. Alpha Tower is an office building and was designed by George Marsh of Richard Seifert & Partners as the headquarters of the commercial television company ATV and part of the companies' production studio complex known as ATV Centre. ATV closed in 1982, after which the building became offices. Birmingham City Council took a large tenancy of the building until they vacated in 2010. It is the third tallest building in Birmingham. It is a landmark and is a Grade A locally listed building. It was nominated for listed building status by The Twentieth Century Society in 2002, although the owners applied for a Certificate of Immunity from Listing. Arena Central Developments sold the building to Catalyst's European Property Fund in 2008 for £42.5 million. Birmingham City Council left tenancy in 2010 leaving the building 77% void. Nationwide Building Society put the building into receivership in 2012 and put it on the market for £10.25 million on 2013. The building was bought for £14 million in February 2014 by Anglo Scandinavian Estates Group.
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