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Old April 25th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #761
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I think they're keeping most of the old buildings?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #762
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Totally agree thats why LONDON is a beautiful city and BIRMINGHAM looks like a ww2 bombsite.
That's a bit of an unfair generalisation to be honest Vanson- I'm from London and I can tell you, there's some right dog-eared parts that many fear to tread. Besides you have to remember that London or Greater London to be exact, isn't exactly a city but conurbation with a hugely mixed and varied gang of Boroughs - Dagenham (Dagenham and Redbridge) would be hugely different to Camden Town (Camden), which would be hugely different to Finchley (Barnet), would be different to Greenwich (Greenwich and Woowich), would be different to Straftford (Newham).

Birmingham is the largest single unitary council in Europe so granted, consistency of policy throughout the 60's had damaged much of the city but collectively it's also helping to improve the city and at least identify areas that need targeted investment. In London the mix is so varied - there are incredibly gorgeous spots that I love to go to but there are some truly nasty and downright dangerous no-go areas that seem to fall through the cracks - and it doesn't matter if they're Victorian, Brutalist or Post Modern and contemporry for this age. (of course the GLA was set up to try and combat this and knock the boroughs' heads together but is still has it's problems).
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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:28 AM   #763
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Either this and jarret hall extension are now under construction or there are workers on this site installing services for jarret hall, would have thought the services would be in place ready on Jarrett hall side though

JCB, workers and cabins on site, also a cabin on site at Jarrett hall so maybe both are starting?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 09:02 AM   #764
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Looks like it is under construction, signs up for clegg construction
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #765
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Looking across from the top deck of a bus today I saw the top of quite a tall development over between the railway and the old hospital - anybody been past on the train to see?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #766
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That'll be the student acom, they are really cracking on with it!
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #767
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B&Q Selly Oak has shut.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #768
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Looking across from the top deck of a bus today I saw the top of quite a tall development over between the railway and the old hospital - anybody been past on the train to see?
Do you mean Selly Oak Hospital? It'll be this if you do -

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Thought this was worth posting here as its only around the corner from this site



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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #769
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Fisher house is also U/C near QE for the soldiers families, pretty sure that can be seen from the railway?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #770
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Think we have a slightly new proposal



http://sellyoak-regeneration.co.uk/index.php
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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #771
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Thanks for posting reiss, I had an email from planning that the original app had seen significant changes and to re comment, when I looked the plans were the same so not sure if they've now been updated to this?



I think the plans we saw were great but I guess M&S pulling out for longbridge and lack of anchors has led to the changes, the life sciences campus is one of the economic zones we heard about a few months back, it's secured funding from the governments city deals as well and creates highly skilled jobs so looking forward to this one finally getting off the ground!
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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:49 PM   #772
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Sainsbury's accused of reneging on Selly Oak canal work agreement

A developer and supermarket giant have been accused of reneging on plans to regenerate a potentially beautiful canal as part of a scheme for student accommodation and a retail park.

Revised plans for a 30-acre brownfield site in Selly Oak went on display at a public exhibition this week.

Developer Land Securities and Sainsbury’s, known as Harvest Partnership, want to regenerate the former Battery Park site off Aston Webb Boulevard into a mixed use canalside development including a life sciences campus which could create up to 2,700 jobs.

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 10:52 AM   #773
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Surveying works

There has been some detailed surveying of this Bristol Road through Selly Oak over the past week or so. It seems they have laid out a comprehensive set of TBMs and are doing a detailed traverse down the road. They seem to be most interested in the curb locations so I am hoping that work is finally progressing on the downgrading to single lanes.

What I would really like to see is a good central divide be put in place to allow right turning refuges, especially at the junction with Heeley Rd. This is such a dangerous turning at the moment as cars swerve dangerously to avoid the queuing traffic waiting to turn. Would make the road so much safer for cyclists and hopefully reduce speeds and dangerous lane switching.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 03:11 PM   #774
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Wouldn't expect anything soon, it will be a few years until sainsburys finally move, they must be expecting the former battery site to drag out a bit, they've spent a lot of money on the current store last year
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 10:27 PM   #775
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Yes, I noticed a couple of diggers and a dumper truck there the other day.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:53 PM   #776
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This has taken about 100 years!!
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Old August 16th, 2013, 01:08 AM   #777
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Noticed this in planning for the Elliot Road Selly Oak site re: previous planning app.

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Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission number 2010/01277/PA for redevelopment of site to provide 331 bed student accommodation comprising of 79 cluster flats and 13 studios and associated roads and hard and soft landscaping.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 01:24 PM   #778
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Something's happening on the land for new technology / Sainsbury's - a few vans, hi-viz and looks like vegetation being cut.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 02:59 PM   #779
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It's Started!

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Something's happening on the land for new technology / Sainsbury's - a few vans, hi-viz and looks like vegetation being cut.
This is the start of the remediation works; expect hoardings, etc and (previously advertised in exhibitions) about 18 months of work to clean the site, change the levels and move utilities.

Hurray!
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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:13 PM   #780
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A couple of photos taken on Aston Webb Boulevard; early stages of site clearance are underway:-

Battery Park site by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Battery Park site by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr
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