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Old September 1st, 2010, 01:08 PM   #101
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http://www.propnews.co.uk/editorial/...lng30810a.html

The above Property News article has a render that I don't recall seeing
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:37 PM   #102
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On that link it looks like it does have a spire
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:58 PM   #103
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IMO, i think the spire seems rather pointless on a tower as short and uninspiring as this - like adding a large tv aerial on top of a house.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:03 AM   #104
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Has the refurb of the extg Queensgate been a pre-cursor to this then?
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:19 AM   #105
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I think Queensgate looks amazing, its great what a lick of paint and new signs/windows can do to an old building
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 01:11 PM   #106
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It's that old TLC vs neglect situation. Having just had my house painted I can quite agree - it makes a huge difference!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #107
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Worth posting here as it's adjacent. Planning app for addition of floors to Queensgate building.

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QUEENSGATE HOUSE Suffolk Street Queensway Ladywood Birmingham B1 1LX

Erection of two additional floors above the Queensgate House Offices Building for the purpose of 14 no. two bedroom residential apartments

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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #108
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Blimey! A city centre application for apartments! I dibn't think I'd see one of those for a long time.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #109
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I suppose it will look better when if it actually happens, its good to see they have kept it in line with the design of the building adjacent. I think its a little weird how the top of the building is going to be totally different, but then look how Baskersville House turned out

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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #110
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I like it!! Let's build! And from my viewpoint it would be between CCT and HCT and block off Quayside.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 02:21 PM   #111
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Found it haha I didn't even this was approved let a lone starting in the up coming months
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Old January 17th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #112
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DONT. BUMP. THREADS. WITH. NO. NEWS!
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #113
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Was news to me lol
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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #114
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Developers have promised to transform the Birmingham skyline after winning permission for a £75 million mixed-use development.


Plans for the 25-storey Queensgate development - submitted by Irish developer Manor Park Developments working with D5 Architects - include a 259-bedroom hotel and 144-bedroom 'apart-hotel'.

Set in a prime location, Queensgate will be next to Birmingham’s Bond Street, the Mailbox, and recently-completed Cube development.

Mike Coffey, managing director of associated company New Manor Developments, said: “These aren’t pie in the sky proposals. We’ve a long-term lease already signed with leading European serviced-apartment operator, StayCity. We will also announce an operator for the hotel very soon.

“Queensgate will sit comfortably among Birmingham’s jewels in the city’s ongoing architectural renaissance. It will literally transform the city’s skyline on the west side into the bargain.”

New Manor Developments – the company behind the Boxworks development in the city’s jewellery quarter - predicts the project will create around 500 new jobs both in construction and the ongoing travel and leisure services.

“The fact that all of the space has been pre-let is a sure-fire sign of confidence returning to the region’s property market,” added Coffey. “The project will be another example of construction aiding the economic rejuvenation of Birmingham city centre.”

Andrew Fowler, property director for StayCity, said: “choosing Queensgate was an easy decision because of its prime location – a moment’s walk from the soon to be refurbished New Street Station. There are very few opportunities left to create a distinctive landmark hotel and we consider we’ve got one of them.

“The location ticks all the boxes and will appeal to our business and leisure customers alike; stepping out of the building will put them on the doorstep of the main shopping, entertainment and nightlife areas as well some of Birmingham’s best cultural destinations. The main business and financial districts are also just a short walk.”

New Manor Developments expects construction to begin in March 2011 with completion estimated in early 2013. Acquisition agents Maguire Jackson advised the purchasers with McNaughton Associates advising the vendor.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #115
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what was your source for that? sounds promising!
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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #116
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what was your source for that? sounds promising!
http://www.birminghampost.net/birmin...5233-27097369/
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Old January 20th, 2011, 03:22 AM   #117
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New Manor Developments expects construction to begin in March 2011? Why just expects?
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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #118
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Its just there prediction, as long as everything runs smoothly from now till then, then should begin construction in march.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #119
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It's an old article and I haven't heard anything since. It would be good to hear of another letting.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #120
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ah yes, the article was written in august... so not exactly current!!!
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