St Martin in the Bull Ring

Grade II* church restored to its former glory as part of the Bull Ring development

PCC of St Martin in the Bull Ring
City Centre, Birmingham
Year Completed
RIBA Work Stage
  • Project Lead
  • Architect
  • Conservation Architect
  • Contract Administrator
Awards & Mentions
  • Birmingham Civic Society Civic Award
  • Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association President’s Medal
  • Church Building | ‘The Initial Phase of Renovation and Rehabilitation’ February 2001
  • Birmingham Mail | ‘St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring is a true survivor’ 26 May 2015
We worked in a team with expert craftspeople to restore the Grade II* Listed church and design a new adjoining building to house community facilities and an arts cafe.


Birmingham’s historic parish church was restored as the focal point of the Bullring shopping centre. The new community facilities were designed to wrap around the existing disjointed buildings and create a unified frontage onto the Open Markets.

…APEC Architects have carried out an excellent and painstaking restoration of St Martin’s in the Bull Ring, and the key architectural success of the entire development is the relationship between the old church and the new Selfridge’s glittering and curvaceous facade.

Ben FlatmanRIBA Journal

It’s a place of wonder and enchantment, the people’s church, restored to the centre of the city and serving the people of Birmingham in many different ways.

Canon Adrian NewmanChurch Building

Today this important Grade II* Listed beautifully restored Victorian church... sits beautifully against the futuristic Selfridges’ store.

Justine HalifaxBirmingham Mail