The Jurys Inn (formerly Chamberlain Tower) is a hotel building on Broad Street, Birmingham, England. Built using concrete cladding and steel joists, this building was part of the plan to redevelop Birmingham in the 1960s. Construction commenced in 1974 and was completed the following year to a design by Ian Fraser of John Roberts & Partners. It is one of the tallest buildings on Broad Street and forms a prominent part of the city skyline when viewed from the south. It is a rare example of Brutalist architecture in Birmingham, with other similar examples being Birmingham Central Library and New Street Station Signal Box.
The hotel itself is a 3 star branch with 445 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Birmingham city centre. On the ground floor is a pub and a restaurant. The hotel opened on February 1, 1999 after a £12 million refurbishment from an office building into a hotel. It was bought by the Jurys Inns hotel chain in 2001 for £42 million.
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