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Old January 14th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #201
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Upper floor is apparantly being taken by a gym operator, can't recall where i read this though.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #202
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Ive got afeeling it will be LA fitness on temple row where i go as they will eventually have to move from under the old bank of england building as it has been approved for redelopment.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #203
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Yeah the upper floor is deffinatly going to be a gym.

I think it would be good if DW Sports looked at the gym so we could get a gym combined with a sports store as i think the retail arm of it would better suit for its location.

Also what do you think will happen to the old Barclays unit next door when they move into this new development as its a bit of a wierd unit being upstairs with an escalator?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #204
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Its a awkard unit, i can't see it been anything else for now when Barclays do move.. Maybe we could see redevlopment of the corner units with the new LCD screen!?
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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #205
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Probably not the right thread for this but the new screen on the corner has recieved temporary approval. There's a committee date set for the 11th of Feb.http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...NNING&XMLSIDE=

Well actually the screen does have approval but this is so that they can show visual adverts instead of just still images. Either way we should see some movement on this now
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Old February 5th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #206
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explains why work hasnt started then!
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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #207
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The original argument against the corner screen was that it would ruin the view if looking up at the statue of Nelson from the balcony in Bullring - I tried it the other day and I found that the ad screen would be lost amongst the other restaurant fronts like Cafe Rouge and Urban Pie on either side. Pure fantasy from the dinosaurs in planning and probably a little mischevious too.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #208
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it was total bo**ox, i was involved in this, and readily realised that this would not endanger the setting of ether the nelson statue or the catherdral.... but the city council nor the civid society wanted it. the ciivic society hated it for its location - which was easily argued against, and the council didnt want a large media screen to out-trump or be seen as a better alternative to their own troubled scheme.

it was therefore unsupprising that when it went to committee, meetings behind closed doors had already decided for no good reason it should be rejected, and the committee voted to refuse advertisement consent. i dont know why they bother though, as when it went to appeal, the inspector commented on their being no single reaon the council could have rightly refused it!

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Old February 7th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #209
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certainly wouldn't endanger the Cathedral as its on Colmore Row . Yeah I find it hard to find any reason why it would threaten St Martin's or the Nelson statue unless for a warped notion of something 'modern' being near something old. Particularly with the incline of the slope and there being other visual attractions as Morestoreys said with Cafe Rouge it's not a massive beacon threatening the streetscape as they seem to suggest.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #210
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I think someone stated above, this was more to do with the council not wanting competition for the Rotunda screen, which it was backing...not sure why they don't think there is room for more than one advertising screen in the city centre.....
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #211
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i think that did play a part i accept, but still i think more of the fact that this screen would highlight the councils failing of the centenary sq screen
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Old February 8th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #212
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i think that did play a part i accept, but still i think more of the fact that this screen would highlight the councils failing of the centenary sq screen
too true - they seem to have an odd vuiew when it comes to digital screen and locations - ie putting one in Victoria Square and they contradicting themselevs with reasins to turn down the rotunda square one BCC eh got to love em
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #213
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What's going on with the one in Victoria Square anyway? Is it up yet?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #214
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not yet last time i was there, which was a week ago. last we heard they were being investigated weren't they?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #215
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well i believe everything has now (or is very close) to being ressolved, so things shuld start moving???
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Old February 14th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #216
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Upstairs Barclays looks very impressive.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #217
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Found these shots from the Ibex Interiors website which shows the work done to the upper floor. http://www.ibex-interiors.co.uk/reta...ome-trust.html





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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #218
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Thanks Erebus

looks almost Airport like in the second shot
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Old February 19th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #219
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Yes it does, or a new underground station.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #220
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Or a virtually unused corridor to BHS and nowhere in particular. The area would benefit so much more with a proper arcade from Bullring Square to City Arcade.
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