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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:39 PM   #41
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Looks quite bland like I wouldn't look at it twice but if it adds height to the skyline then happy days


Your obsessed with "SIZE", He he he he
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:42 PM   #42
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Not sure what I'm looking at here ... is that 'Vancouver-esque' building a redesign of Metropolitan ,,, err, sorry .... No.1 Hagley Road, or is that a new build??!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:37 PM   #43
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Erm, its a refurb of the tower, and a new build, if that's what you mean?
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:52 PM   #44
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Building's like this in prime areas cant remain as they are if nobody frigging wants them.
From what I've seen it's far from unwanted and it has a high level of occupancy. Personally I'm not keen on the makeover and after a couple of days I still think it looks like a Benidorm tower block. I'd like to see more detail but the new build in the gap between 1 and Tricorn looks interesting though.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:59 PM   #45
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I think people need to reserve their judgement until more detailed plans come out, we've seen one render and its only outline, I'm sure the final tower design will look much better.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:10 PM   #46
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Your obsessed with "SIZE", He he he he
ohh god im as bad as a woman
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 01:08 PM   #47
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From what I've seen it's far from unwanted and it has a high level of occupancy. Personally I'm not keen on the makeover and after a couple of days I still think it looks like a Benidorm tower block. I'd like to see more detail but the new build in the gap between 1 and Tricorn looks interesting though.
Not saying it's unwanted.

I'm saying the owners of the building probably feel the rental yield it's currently getting is far less than what they could achieve with money ploughed into it for a different use.

We can't blame them for that and the fact they are looking to invest millions of pounds into quite a drab area should be welcomed by all in the city.

I'm sure what ever is proposed won't be passed without making sure it's right.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 12:39 AM   #48
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I'm sure what ever is proposed won't be passed without making sure it's right.
Well if that great big new supermarket going up over the road is anything to go by, then I wouldn't be so sure...
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:55 AM   #49
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Well if that great big new supermarket going up over the road is anything to go by, then I wouldn't be so sure...
Arf!!

Forgot about that.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #50
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again, I repeat and maintain: Madin's building isn't the problem but the area around it due to poor planning and implentation.

Nope, I like this building which, to be honest has aged quite well and all it needs is a scrub. I had no idea it was so old until I saw that Harold Baim clip of Telly Savalas describing Birmingham - you can even see Fiveways roundabout without the greenery!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #51
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Some more info and a different view


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Henderson submits planning application for No.1 Hagley Road in Birmingham


No.1 Hagley Road (1 / 2) No. 1 Hagley Road, the 140,000 sq ft, 19 storey landmark office tower, is the latest building to benefit from regeneration plans for the Five Ways area, in Birmingham. The building’s owners, Henderson Global Investors, has submitted a planning application to ensure the building’s viable future and to develop an underutilised car parking area. Local architecture practice, Associated Architects, who masterminded the Mailbox, has developed plans to ensure the building will be an icon for a future generation.

The 1970’s tower will be transformed into a bright and modern apartment block, providing up to 182 well proportioned city centre homes. Four new penthouse floors with spectacular views will add a new skyline feature at the top.

The plans also propose the development of the extensive car parking area, which at present provides a lifeless frontage to the busy Hagley Road. Here, Henderson has proposed a new building, up to 14 storeys high, to provide up to 165,000 sq ft of either hotel or student accommodation with scope for retail and leisure uses on the ground floor.
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"ensure the building will be an icon for a future generation" -
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Looks about 60m to me
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #54
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Actually Josh...

80.5 metres + podium(?m) for tower with 4 floor extension
47 metres + podium (?m) for new 14 storey build

not sure how tall the podium is currently I'm guessing 2-3 metres
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Old February 20th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #55
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looking through the design and access statement the new build is going to be one huge hotel...

Student Accommodation (sui generis) 0-450 beds
Hotel (C1) 0-525 beds

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
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Ohh I thought the new build was taller?
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Nope max of 14 storeys which will be 47m from the top of the podium, not sure how tall the podium is though

The tower will be 80.5m with the max 4 floor extension, again from the top of the podium
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looking through the design and access statement the new build is going to be one huge hotel...

Student Accommodation (sui generis) 0-450 beds
Hotel (C1) 0-525 beds

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
More likely it'll be student flats than a massive hotel. They're just seeing what they can get away with on site at the moment, though.
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totally agree I was more shocked at the number of rooms, for what looks like will be a small building really, I thought it would have had 250-300
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No.1 Hagley Road to be converted into flats

21st February 2012

HENDERSON Global Investors is planning to redevelop its 140,000 sq ft No 1 Hagley Road office tower in Birmingham into an apartment block.

And a new 165,000 sq ft building is planned on the site of the building’s current car park, possibly to be used as a hotel.

The 19 storey No.1 Hagley Road building in the Five Ways area has been an office building since it was built in the 1970s and its current tenants include transport company National Express.

But it seems its owners foresee better prospects from a different usage of the site which fronts Five Way Island at the the top of Broad Street. Henderson has submitted a planning application to convert the building into an apartment block, providing up to 182 flats. Four new penthouse floors will add a new skyline feature at the top.

The plans also propose the development of the car parking area, which at present fronts the Hagley Road. Henderson has proposed a new building, up to 14 storeys high, to provide up to 165,000 sq ft of either hotel or student accommodation with scope for retail and leisure uses on the ground floor.
Local architecture practice, Associated Architects has worked up plans for the scheme.

Martin Payne, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, said: “Although No.1 Hagley Road continues to provide economical office accommodation for current and potential tenants through a flexible leasing structure, we are aware of the changing needs of the business community and the local area. We want to ensure that the building will continue to be utilised to its best potential for many years to come.

“The proposals will not only give a viable long-term use to the building, but also generate the ability to greatly enhance the external appearance of this major landmark which sits in one of the key gateways to the city centre.”
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