View Full Version : Towers returning to the suburbs!
December 29th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Ok then guys, he's a little bit of news to get you though these very cold days. according to my termoetre, its only -1.6C and its bloody 1:30pm....and here was me thinking newcastle was cold.
Anyway, with a little digging around, and some help from my mother (bless her little cottons knowing that her son is a budding town planner) i have discovered an interesting proposal.
Ok it is neither ground breaking in height or designbut it would appear that certain parties are hoping to bring high-rise living back to the suburbs......
i wont divulge much more as i will havw to put it on ssn.com in the near future (god i have so much writing to do) but other than to say there are proposals for 3 towers witht he smallest being 10 floors with spire....... INB THE SUBURBS!!!!!
happy new year
December 29th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Good to hear Woodhousen, but I only hope these so called "suburbs" dont mean somewhere, where towers of significant height would look ugly and out of place.
However 3 towers done right, is a fantastic development, lets just hope they go up in height from 10 to 20 to 30 stories.
Do we know where they will be?
December 29th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Why dont you tell us then? Is it a closely guarded government secret? Otherwise why bother with this thread?!
December 29th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Id rather see the full write up MIBW with the other news thats done probably then bits and pieces here and there. Dont fret.
December 29th, 2005, 07:53 PM
For private flats it is probably in Harborne or perhaps something to do with Tally Ho centre? Harborne already has a couple of "towers" highpoint is one and the other one near Hagley road. But I guess this new stuff might be a bit more exciting than this.
Tbh it doesnt really float my boat the same way a cluster of say ten, 200m+ office blocks in the city centre would. :)
December 29th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Like I said, every little helps. Dont forget, after a few hundred years, they may all one day form as one :hahaha: and look like modern day New York :)
December 30th, 2005, 12:03 AM
There are a few places I could think of:
An existing block (Powergen) in Shirley, at the cross-roads, should be turned into secure apartments.
The old office block on the Cov Road behind the Fried Chicken / Garage could be re-furbed, or replaced with a high building.
Maybe a couple off the Selly Oak bypass.
I think a couple on the new Ley Hill development in Northfield - it's on a hill and would command superb views 360 degrees.
December 31st, 2005, 05:50 PM
well the reason i posted it on here is to give you lot a little hope for xmas lol..... you ll seem ready to slit yours rists......anyone remember that its the season of cheer!?!?!?!?!
anyway, none of you are (that) close at all
The suburb in questions i SELLY OAK and it is the sainsbury's redevelopment of the battery park canal site......
tesco.......no towers???? TWATS!
January 1st, 2006, 06:53 PM
Just posted a thread about this before reading this article.
Saw these plans in Sainsburys car park about a month ago. It looks really good and will opne up the canals to citizens and remove lots of derelict land. Selly Oak is on the up.
January 16th, 2006, 06:59 PM
well youve waited long enough
January 16th, 2006, 09:15 PM
ohh i say!
January 28th, 2006, 02:53 PM
I live in Harborne, just down the road from the Battery Park in SO. Its good that that part of the area is being redeveloped, probably helped with the building of the new £550m superhospital and also the widening of various roads (inc Bristol Road). But I have mixed emotions with regards residentual towers being built anyway other than the CC.
I just hope the designs for SO are suitably kinetic & conceptual rather than just tedious old blocks.
Anyway, it will be good for Selly Oak as a whole as it is a bit a dump in places. And hopefully with a better road network and more homes will ultimately take some of the load off Harborne