The Cube, Birmingham, UK - 'City Gems'

A collection of photography, images and content about the iconic Cube, a great example of modern and creative architecture in Birmingham.  

The Cube was built between 2007 and 2010.  It is located near The Mailbox alongside the Worcester & Birmingham Canal on Commercial Street and near Washington Wharf at B1 1RN. The architect was Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects. 

The Cube is one of Birmingham's iconic builds and is much loved by the City and photographers.

Mar 2020 - Daniel Sturley

The Cube at 25-storeys high is a mixed-use development. It contains apartments, offices, restaurants, a hotel and a 'skyline' Steakhouse Bar & Grill run by award winning chef and celebrity Marco Pierre White.  The Cube even has its own bowling alley.

Taking inspiration from the city’s jewellery making tradition, Ken Shuttleworth's vision for The Cube was to create “an enchanting jewellery box”, rich with light and intricate gold and bronze geometric shapes. 

Abstract of The Cube by Pete Davies

The building’s iconic jewel-like exterior is complemented by an interior that is filled with evocative bronze sculptures by renowned local street artist, Temper.

The panoramic view of the City from the top of The Cube is stunning.

November 2020 - Daniel Sturley


For the site map of The Cube select the map view.


Here is a selection of photography from our community.

This one taken during construction of The Cube in 2009.

Photos by Elliott Brown

Summer 2009 - Daniel Sturley

Open in 2010 - Photos by Elliott Brown

Inaugral Cube Photographer of the Year 2016 won by Daniel Sturley

Daniel as judge the next year.

Won by Faye Lowey and Oliver Kuklovsky in 2017 with Oliver winning the new youth award.

2017 Chris Fletcher

2018 Barry Whitehead

2018 Peter Leadbetter

2018 Barry Whitehead

Jan 2019

May 2020 - Daniel Sturley

Nov 2020 Daniel Sturley   See post: Amazing views from The Cube, Birmingham - a day's photography with Birmingham We Are

Project dates

22 Sep 2017 - On-going


Photography, Modern Architecture


(for further information)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520