Doone Silver Kerr
Doone Silver Kerr
Doone Silver Architects is a London-based architectural practice. Established in 2010, the studio is led by Directors Richard Doone, John Silver and Ross Kerr, and has extensive experience in commercial, residential and hospitality sectors worldwide. With decades of personal experience, the individual Directors have consistently demonstrated an ability to challenge the preconceptions of a project to unlock exciting design and economic opportunities. Each project is approached without preconceived ideas. There is a clearly discernible pattern that links the work, a unity of thought and a robust rationale that can be identified in each design and that results from a close and enjoyable collaboration with clients and project teams. Their architecture takes an all-encompassing approach to the integration of form, structure, materials and light. Making places to pause and interact with the natural and built environment is an essential issue, together with the responsibility to provide a sense of positive civic engagement. Their projects always aim to minimise environmental impact and to optimise energy efficiency. Three of the most recent projects have all achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ ratings.
103 Colmore Row

103 Colmore Row

Birmingham’s tallest office building, a new sophisticated office tower overlooks the city centre

Project Specs

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Contractor: BAM



103 Colmore Row

Unitised structurally silicone glazed system

Unitised structurally silicone glazed with external aluminium vertical fins

Double Height unitised structurally silicone glazed system

Double Height unitised structurally silicone glazed with external aluminium vertical fins

Wintergarden glazed screen with pretensioned ropes


Designed by

Doone Silver Kerr Architects
Designed by architects Doone Silver Kerr, 103 Colmore Row will comprise 223,631 sq ft of office space over 26 storeys. Located in Birmingham’s Central Business District along its most aspirational address - Colmore Row - it is the highest new office building under construction outside London.

Outer screens of silver vertical blades will add interest to the façade, reflecting the light as it changes throughout the day and lending the building a vibrant quality.
Plans include a street level winter garden and café along with a new sophisticated restaurant at the top of the building, offering 360 degree views across the city.
The restaurant is reached via its own dedicated lift from ground level, providing a more informal place to meet during the day whilst becoming an exciting bar in the evening. It benefits from superb views of the city, providing customers with an ever changing panorama throughout the day and into the night.
The restaurant also enjoys an 8 metre high ceiling, creating a glowing lantern in the Birmingham skyline and adding a new landmark in the city.