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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Colston Primary Care Centre | Bath Row | 6 fl. | Completed

This isn't new but there is some sort of clearance work taking place on the site so this may be due to start construction soon...

Developer: NHS
Architects: One Creative Environments
Planning ref: 2009/01952/PA

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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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Hey that's really nice. Can't wait.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #3
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I was actually reading about it today. Hadn't really paid attention to it but it was in an article in the Post about promoting Park Central.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #4
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Yay!! a gap filler! That's pretty nice too. Aren't there plans for the old running track down the road or is that still owned by the local school? This road should hopefully attract some attention like Jennens Road soon and start to bulk up with some quality new-builds. The Lee Bank Business Centre has had some new vinyl decals on the glazing front which has smartened it up, and the old Italian furniture store is getting some work too.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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The running track is still owned by the school, I believe. There have been worries that it'll be sold off for development and the school have campaigned to keep it, so I'm not sure what will happen there. It hasn't been sold... yet.
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The running track is still owned by the school, I believe. There have been worries that it'll be sold off for development and the school have campaigned to keep it, so I'm not sure what will happen there. It hasn't been sold... yet.
If the school are worried about losing it how come they haven't used it for a couple of years, the land is completely overgrown and unused??
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #7
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If the school are worried about losing it how come they haven't used it for a couple of years, the land is completely overgrown and unused??
Well, the school doesn't actually own that field, they only use it. So the fact it's overgrown is really in the hands of the council and not the school.

Not too sure if it is connected to the reason why the field is in such a poor state but the council were going through a major tendering process for a contractor to maintain all sports pitches and recreation grounds about 2 years ago that I understand hit quite a few snags (mainly financial).

Schools that own their own fields seem to be unscathed by this as they just leave the job to the caretaker.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #8
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Slightly OT. interesting Birmingham Uni Library refurb proposal on t5he architects website

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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #9
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That's appalling.

Take an old building and remove all character and detail. Shocking!

The Health Centre Ok though.
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I agree, I much prefer the library as it is. The only improvement is perhaps the new lower level entrance but even this looks bland
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Reminds me of what's been done to Cadbury in Bournville.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #12
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hmmmmmmmm im wondering which is better..... this or the resi block originally proposed for the site.... im just wondering if this is out of character with the buildings in the area, and if it will inevitably look slightly out of place!
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Also what will happen to the current health centre. Will the land be integrated into park central or maybe a completely separate development. Or the third option just remain empty.
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I heard a rumour that there was a major subsidence problem with the old running track site, has anyone else heard this?
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hmmmmmmmm im wondering which is better..... this or the resi block originally proposed for the site.... im just wondering if this is out of character with the buildings in the area, and if it will inevitably look slightly out of place!
Possibly. Everything else round here is red brick. Might work if they're looking for similar goldy colours to the cube.

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hmmmm i remain to be convinced... im not suggesting this is a bad scheme, i think i just wouldnt have preferred the resi block!
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Update from the Park Central thread.


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http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westm...th-centre.html


CONTRACTS have been signed on a new £13m health centre in Birmingham.

Prime, the specialist Worcester-based community buildings constructor, is working alongside various public sector bodies including NHS South Birmingham to deliver the Attwood Green Health Centre.

It will eventually replace the Colston Health Centre, in Bath Row, in the Edgbaston area of the city.

The six-storey building, which will be located only 200 yards away from its predecessor, will be over 4,500 sq m and bring together various health services.

It was designed by healthcare specialists One Creative Environments and will contribute to the redevelopment of Bath Row, part of the £260m Park Central regeneration programme aiming to transform that area of Birmingham.

Two GP practices, a dental practice, pharmacy, physiotherapist, language therapists and various other health services will all relocate to the centre.

Currently serving a patient population of around 13,000, the centre is being developed to support the growing population in the community with the potential to serve around 16,000 people.

Building work is expected to start next month with completion expected in winter 2011.

Elsewhere, a major sports development in north Staffordshire being built by Rugby-based construction company Morgan Sindall has been handed a £400,000 cash boost.

Work on the Health and Wellbeing Centre, in Newcastle, was kicked off by Olympic runner David Moorcroft last month and its coffers have now been given a lift by the Sport England cash injection.

Construction workers are currently preparing the ground for building.
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First time i've seen this, looks very nice!! should hopefully bring a bit of life to this area (no pun intended)
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Old November 25th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #19
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I'm sure this one's under construction..
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I'm sure this one's under construction..

Yes, passed this a few days ago, JCB's and digging underway.
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