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View Poll Results: Lancaster Gateway
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Old August 16th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Lancaster Gateway, Birmingham

Student accommodation on prime gateway land. A major entrance to the city. Birmingham City Council recommended up to 32 story, designs put forward is 21 at 62m in height.








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Old August 16th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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4/10

It's not great by any means, but as far as student accomodation goes it's not too shabby.

And it could be worse. We could have something resembling the monstrous Opal Tower in Leeds planned for the city. Thank goodness we don't.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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Actually other that the fact the height of the tower could have been higher, I rather like the shape and the cladding of the lower part.

Like a mini-me to Leeds Bridgewater Place in Leeds, but I suspect given the use won't have the same quality of cladding.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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Apart from the height issue, i rather like the tower aspect, and the lowrise is passable.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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Its OK, 5/10
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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #6
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edit - Whats on site atm? is it Vacant?
Pretty much:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...17&postcount=5
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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #7
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4/10

It's not great by any means, but as far as student accomodation goes it's not too shabby.

And it could be worse. We could have something resembling the monstrous Opal Tower in Leeds planned for the city. Thank goodness we don't.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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Stale bars of chocolate in new pieces of paper. They are selling well.

Does he have nothing new, innovative, phenomenal? Islands are building a lot, but it is everything so similar.

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Old August 18th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #9
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9/10

Pretty keen on this and given the difficult location i think it's very good
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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #10
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Considering how far this is away from the traditional 'dead centre' of Brum (Nelson's Column or (New St/Corp St) anything this tall is a bonus. The image above from St Chads looks nice and shimmery - with the right materials this will be all right.

Plus slantiness - can't think of any other slanty towers in Brum

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