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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:11 PM   #721
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...how do you set fire to a statue?
make it out of a flammable material
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #722
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Good to see those plans for Centenary Square.

6. Should there be a hard surface space or a woodlands in front of the concert hall? Which frontages would provide the most activity to populate the hard surface space? I'd guess the library and arena central - so I think the woodlands is better at the end and the hard surface is best outside of the library. What do you think?
I still prefer the area outside the Rep to be a hard surface - and I too would like to see the Persian Rug retained, it's a commissioned work of art after all and I don't like seeing art stuck in a skip - or on fire, whatever my person opinion of it may be.

This area is used for public events and is often utilised by organisers of conferences and exhibitions at the ICC to animate the approach to the venue. You couldn't really designate the area outside of the Library for these purposes as there's a great big hole in the middle of it.

Lets also not forget there is a railway tunnel under the square as well as the library itself. The presence of trees of any size in these locations is highly questionable surely? In the Atkins design the tree roots risk coming through the roof of the Library...
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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:14 AM   #723
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Haven't seen this before.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-47932354.html
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Old January 17th, 2015, 09:02 AM   #724
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Thanks for the link.

We have seen the drawings but I can't remember seeing those images before.It looks like a nice little build and stretches Masshouse out slightly.There is space between the buildings but not much.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 09:24 AM   #725
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I can't believe there's only 14 apartments, almost seems pointless when you factor in the build cost
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:15 AM   #726
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I can't believe there's only 14 apartments, almost seems pointless when you factor in the build cost
Agreed, seems very odd. That'd be practically one per floor. At only £200,000 they'll not make much profit, if any. I've just checked the brochure, and some of the floors have multiple apartments, so I assume that this one company won't own the entire building?

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Old January 17th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #727
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I think the whole scheme is only 14 apartments from memory?
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Old January 17th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #728
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And how can New Street be 0.4m distant yet the Mailbox is 1.8m. Wierdos.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #729
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I have posted a load of photos of the recent (this weekend) road layout changes around Paradise Circus in the Paradise Circus topic.

See here

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2150
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Old January 19th, 2015, 09:15 AM   #730
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Some Snow Hill news from Businessesk; http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westm...-_Daily_E-mail
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Old January 19th, 2015, 09:23 AM   #731
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Has lumina got its own car park? If not I can see the royal Angus being rebuilt as a MSCP with dedicated spaces for lumina to help try and get a pre let on it
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Old January 19th, 2015, 10:30 AM   #732
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STUDY INFORMS BIRMINGHAM DEVELOPMENT PLAN EXAMINATION

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The Planning Inspector’s interim findings following the Birmingham Development Plan’s examination were published on 5th January and have made a number of recommendations including further work on the City’s objectively assessed housing needs. Barton Willmore, the only consultant presenting evidence to the Inspector on this matter at the examination, demonstrated that the Council’s assessment of future housing needs to 2031 was not compliant with guidance in the NPPF and PPG.

Barton Willmore made the case on behalf of a consortium of house builders, developers and landowners that the housing requirement for the City should be 112K, far higher than the 84K the Council had conservatively estimated. This higher target includes an upward adjustment so that labour force supply can match projected job growth, and worsening market signals including affordability and overcrowding can be addressed, as required by Government guidance
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Old January 20th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #733
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BUSINESSES are being informed over plans to dismantle two well known industrial landmarks on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre.

Power utility National Grid is putting on an event in Birmingham to let local residents, councillors and businesses know more about its work to dismantle the two redundant gas holders on Watson Road, Washwood Heath.

Birmingham City Council gave approval for the removal of the gas holders in August last year.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 11:00 AM   #734
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Are any of the gas holders actually used?
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Old January 20th, 2015, 01:01 PM   #735
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Probably not needed with the changing times, the article calls them redundant. How many are there in Brum? 4-5?
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:06 PM   #736
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There are a few campaigns to save some of these across the country. Here's one:-

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/201...n-gas-holders/
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #737
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There are a few campaigns to save some of these across the country. Here's one:-

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/201...n-gas-holders/

Am i the only one unsure as to why people want them saved? if they're being used, or even if they just looked nice, then fair enough. but they are neither. 2 entirely functional, if now redundant, structures, taking up lots of space.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #738
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Definitely should save them - what harm are they doing? We need some reminders.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:47 PM   #739
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Scrap metal prices and land up for redevelopment aswell as not having to maintain them and security around them


If there redundant now I can see the purpose behind it, shame nothing can really be done with them, maybe a company can attach safety harnesses off each panel at the top and create a climbing frame of it? Maybe add one of them sling shot things in the centre? A zip wire from these to the aston villa coloured one?


Can't really think of any other use without changing it too much
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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #740
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There's a development as you pull out of St Pancras International that seems to be preserving one of these. New building is sprouting up around it, and the bottom of the legs is encased in concrete.
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