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Old October 8th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #101
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On a side note.

Miller Construction (Arena Central - Not V Tower) were sponsors at a Birmingham event the other day alongside other major players in the industry that are working on schemes in and around Birmingham.

In relation to the article. Good news. Especially considering the office space was increasing from 500,000 sqft to 800,000 sqft. could see some larger buildings in and around the site. Maybe a couple of towers throughout the scheme.

(Joshwebb - don't get excited).

Can't wait to see a design. Guess we'll see something within 3/6 months.

20-25 storeys?

Old masterplan but suspect it'll be no shorter then Cen. Plaza.



How can you say all of that and not expect me to not get excited?

Forget 20-25 storys I'm imagining 50-60 storys
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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #102
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How can you say all of that and not expect me to not get excited?

Forget 20-25 storys I'm imagining 50-60 storys
For a 300 bed hotel?
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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #103
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josh you crack me up lol

which is the hotel on that render? i live in CP and cant wait to see the back of that nasty multi storey.

I hope with this scheme the plan is to open the link between centenary square and holliday street. It currently acts as a barrier in much the same was as the library when it really could be an extension of the city centre.

And talking of green spaces, the area in front of the Axis building with the trees is an oasis of green at the moment!!
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Old October 9th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #104
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josh you crack me up lol

which is the hotel on that render? i live in CP and cant wait to see the back of that nasty multi storey.

I hope with this scheme the plan is to open the link between centenary square and holliday street. It currently acts as a barrier in much the same was as the library when it really could be an extension of the city centre.

And talking of green spaces, the area in front of the Axis building with the trees is an oasis of green at the moment!!
You live in CP, meaning Crowne Plaza?
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Old October 9th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #105
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Centenary Plaza.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #106
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Oh okay, was almost there
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Old October 9th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #107
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For a 300 bed hotel?
Yeah, it's gonna be 60 storeys with 5 rooms on each floor, it's gonna be a slimmer version of the rotunda but taller

Josh don't take this seriously...

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Old October 9th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #108
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The Hyatt has 317 rooms ... if that's any indication .... probably not!!
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Old October 9th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #109
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Haha maybe they will be huge rooms? Lool

Seriously tho I'd take 30 floors or is ten rooms per floor still to slim?
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Old October 9th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #110
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Wishfull thinking Joshy Boy, Im thinking 15-17 at the most.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #111
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Why how wide are we looking at? Is it next to the v tower site?
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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #112
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Building tall means that it'll cost more, and when the Arena Central site is so large, they'll probably look to build more outwards than upwards. It'll still be a sizeable building.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #113
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15-20 storeys still looks tall in bham. You have to remember most other big cities are as flat as a pancake it terms of terrain-london, manchester, new york, paris etc. So buildings have to be more storeys to be taller than another building, but in bham, alike liverpool and newcastle, the terrain's inclines are all over the place (is that the right word) So you could be comparing a 10 storey and a 5 storey building and the 5 storey one being taller as it is on a hill.

Anyhow, the new Library looks monsterous, and that is what 8-9 storeys? it has dwarfed the REP and isn't far of Alpha tower height.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #114
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Yeh but the Library benefits from having enormous floor to ceiling heights. Hotels typically have quite low floor to ceiling heights.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #115
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guys, can I ask, what have they been doing with the old ATV/Central studios? i'd seen notices for auditions a little while back and only Monday (or Tuesday) the old bank had the lights on with people moving around inside.

There seems to be lots of activity on this site every now and again and I wonder if they actually still have production facilities installed in there.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #116
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Don't know but when is this getting built?? Haha love it when someone else bumps a thread
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #117
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Don't know but when is this getting built?? Haha love it when someone else bumps a thread
haven't you seen the trend yet... it is never getting built, at least not as we know it
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Why don't they say that then?
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They've said that they're still intending to build the tower but only when market conditions improve, which could be whenever really.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #120
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It's kinda disappointing that the current short and medium term shows a shortage of quality office space in Birmingham, and if Arena Central don't get a move on, they are going to miss any pre-let opportunities to the plans for Paradise Circus. They don't have to build V-tower now, but just do something, at least start clearing the site :-(
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