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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:37 PM   #41
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I agree, the canopy will look a little bizzare
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Old February 21st, 2009, 06:24 PM   #42
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It will look bizzare but think about it in the long run - there is a very good chance that the land owners either side will see what is being done here and seriously consider improving their plots to match (or even excel) this one. This refurbishment is going to push up demand for these particular units and will certainly win more customers' hearts than what is currently there - whether it will attract more customers is a different matter because it's all down to the actual retailer occupying the space!
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:27 AM   #43
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I think Cannon House has set a precedent here and every tired 60s facade will be improved in recognition of how a refresh can improve streetscapes dramatically.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 05:29 PM   #44
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Just walked past this site this morning, and there was a large number of guys inside in hard hats and high viz jackets- literally tearing the interior apart, i couldn't actually see what was being done because the windows were covered but it was definitley the sound of demolition. Fingers crossed this gets moving soon.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:22 AM   #45
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Then I think this needs to be moved to the construction forum!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:47 PM   #46
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I'm Sure Woody'll put it in his 'to do' list

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Old March 14th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #47
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Update of hoarding round the site.





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Old March 14th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #48
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does anyone know if we are getting the render with the angled windows or the one with flat glass......?
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #49
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The angled glass Brum. The flat one was an earlier design.



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Old March 15th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #50
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So should this be in under construction now?
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Old March 15th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #51
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cool, is it just me or is Birmingham having a run of good design at the moment....exciting times
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AHHHH yes been waiting for this bad boy to finally get under way!! I think it's really going to make this rather monotonous street much more interesting. And i can't agree with you more brum 2003, definitley exciting times....and who knows in the future this building (and possibly others who follow suit ) will provide a great link to martineau galleries.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #53
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Now for the shops either side please.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #54
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Yeah this does look exciting, but as for a link to Martineau Galleries, can anyone actually see that one starting any time soon?!
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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #55
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It jars a bit but that is more down to the neighbouring buildings. It shows what could be done to the Big Top in these recession times.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:50 PM   #56
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Think this might have to go in the construction sub-forum soon.

Update from today showing work taking place in the units.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 04:11 PM   #57
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Thanks for the update .
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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #58
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The hoardings are uglier now. Can this thread go in construction forum pleez?




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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #59
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Went passed this today and the canopy was getting its ass kicked!



And CityGent has already asked, but can this be moved to the construction forum please?
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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:21 AM   #60
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nice to see....
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