Todays job for the Birmingham Post and Mail took Me to The Cube. The Cube is under construction, and based next to The Mailbox, in Birmingham City Centre.
It’s says on The Cube’s website: Exceptional apartments, state of the art offices, exclusive shops, waterside café bars, boutique hotel and a panoramic rooftop restaurant, The Cube is set to become an internationally recognised building.
I was asked to take some pictures of the site, and some shots of some of the builders at work. I was lent a fish eye lens, which I was very excited about!
I took some shots from street level, but wondered if I could actually get on the building site. I found the site entrance, spoke to the site manager, and minutes later I found myself in a hard hat and work boots!
I’ve never been on a building site before, and this is a building site on such a grand scale. That’s one of the things I like about this work; I never know where I will be going, or who I will be meeting. Today, I was climbing up ladders, and scaffolding. My legs did wobble a little as I found Myself so high up, hanging onto a ladder and viewing the scene below. I felt safe though and the site manager accompanied me the whole time.
So, here are today’s pictures, including shots of the model of the finished building.