As the production architect involved with the design of the 'graceful metal footbridge' and 'delightful cone-shaped tower' shown to stunning advantage on your front cover (AJ 10.5.01), I read with interest your comprehensive feature on The Mailbox development in Birmingham City Centre.
As no doubt did our client, Moss Construction - the contractor responsible for Salvage Wharf, and Johnson Steel Structures, the bridge's engineer and fabricator.
Working to Associated Architects' concept design, Temple Cox Nicholls was the contractor's architect for Salvage Wharf and undertook the detailed design of the canalside wharf, including the bridge, the 'node' and the multi-millionpound hotel and restaurant development. In conjunction with AA, Temple Cox Nicholls also designed the interior of the Fish! restaurant.
As part of Birmingham's latest landmark development, the scheme is one of which we and our client are rightfully proud.
Michael Walters Director, Temple Cox Nicholls