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Iconic Rotunda reopens as flats

Rotunda
The Rotunda was officially reopening on Tuesday

One of Birmingham's most iconic buildings is reopening after a facelift which took two-and-a-half years.

The Rotunda, a former city centre office block which is 43 years old, has been redeveloped into more than 230 luxury apartments.

The building, seen by many as a symbol of the city, survived a 1974 IRA bomb which damaged a pub at its base.

And in 1993 the Rotunda survived the threat of demolition with the building of the Bull Ring shopping centre.

It was made a Grade II listed building in 2000.

The revamped building, which includes more glass on the exterior, includes one and two-bedroom apartments along with six penthouses.

It was being officially opened on Tuesday.

The flats were all sold within hours after going on sale in October.




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