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Borough Buildings

Birmingham, John Bright Street, Borough Buildings

In 1909-10 Marcus O.Type designed a very different building immediately across John Bright Street from Rosbery Buildings; the massive but genteel Neo-GeorgianGlossary Term block of Borough Buildings, a very early example of this style for a commercial building in the city. The ground floor, currently vacant, was occupied from the start by Heath’s Garage. They were agents for Darracq and for Clement-Talbot. The firm remained there as George Heath Motors until the 1970s and, now in Deritend, are still agents for Peugeot, the successors to Talbot.