Stock Exchange, Great Charles Street, Birmingham, UK

S. N. Cooke
Date Built
33 Great Charles Street at Margaret Street
This attractive Portland stone building, at the corner of Great Charles Street and Margaret Street, was once the Birmingham Stock Exchange.  It was designed by the architect S. N. Cooke who was responsible for the design of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre. 

The Birmingham Post, in March of 2011, reported on the future of the Stock Exchange building.  They pointed out that, "The 35,000 sq ft building, which is in a conservation zone, was in use continuously as a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange until the Big Bang of 1987 resulted in its traditional dealing floor being replaced with new technology."  They added that, "Its six floors of offices including the dealing floor and a basement are being used as offices by EFG..."

The building has little in the way of decoration on the outside save for the strong cornice.  It features seven bays on the Margaret Street side and five on Great Charles Street with smooth rustication and round-topped windows on the banking hall level.