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Old November 15th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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New year, new birmingham? Your predictions

New year, new Birmingham? Your predictions!


Coming to that time of year again, so 10 predictions for the city for 2015, a lot going on next year for the city


1. Primark Pavillions to start the refurb

2. Bullring expansion plans and a start on site, TK maxx building

3. 5 ways tower to be bought by seven capital

4. Grand hotel gets an operator

5. City wide new pavements to start

6. Martineau galleries revised plans

7. Arena central 2 plots of residential to go in for planning

8. The revised down version for regal to start on site

9. Snowhill 3, 2 Cornwall st or lumina to start on site after a big pre let

10. ICC to announce refurbishment plans to tie in with centenary sq makeover
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Old November 15th, 2014, 11:03 AM   #2
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11. The Metro BCCE finally gets completed at some point late in the year, 1.1 million people suddenly realise that Birmingham has a tram.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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Sefton, What's the new city wide pavements scheme?
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Old November 15th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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Sefton, What's the new city wide pavements scheme?
It's part of the retail BID and also links in with centenary sq overhaul, it's replacing the main city streets and the addition of the lights etc we have seen to let the public know the extent of retail coverage and help the less known areas like where white stuff, atoo, great western arcade etc are that otherwise most might not know about
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Old November 15th, 2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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1. Pershore street development starts on site in January
2. Both 18 storey hotel and (unfortunately 23 and 18 storey towers begin at arena central)
3. 15-20 storey student tower proposed near 5 ways
4. Redevelopment of the CEAC building is released
5. 20 storey tower is proposed at great Charles Street
6. Plans are submitted for 5, 10-30 storey blocks at masshouse
7. Tokiyo Inn submit plans for 16 storey prefab hotel at bright street
8. Plans submitted for 23 storey hotel at paradise circus
9. Snowhill phase 3 is amended to re-include a residential element.
10. Broad street tower site is sold on to Chinese investors
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Old November 15th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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1. ICC refurbishment and expansion
2. New Terminal at Birmingham Airport
3. New film and TV production studio to be built.
4. Bullring expansion plans
5. Planning application for Exchange square
6. NEC expansion
7. New 5* Hotel to be built
8. New Street and Hight Street to get a clean up
9. Snow Hill station and office planning application
10. A 150M+ tower to get planning and start
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I can only see 4, 5, 8 and maybe 9 happening in the next year.

We're gonna need to get some towers built over 100m first. Although the only way I can see a 150m+ tower in the next few year is if we get a new app for natwest tower. Although a refurb or downsize is probably what we should expect.

Also where would the ICC expand? I'd hope the flats behind the library go in the near future, maybe over there. More resi and offices too for this area.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #8
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ICC can expand into it's loading area
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Old November 15th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #9
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Also is reflex listed? That would free up a lot of space, google map it there's plenty of room around it
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Old November 15th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #10
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Like Sefton sead there can expand into the loading area and there is also some room on the Fair right on the building, I'm sure there can also add a floor or 2 on top if needed
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I just hope we see work on Primark Pavilion, Grand Central actually opening on time with some new retailers to the City and Bullring extension plans whatever they may be, repaving of the retail streets and if we're lucky we might get ANOTHER duplicate app for City Centre house
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Old November 15th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #12
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Frankfurt Christmas Market 2015 will be the same as 2014, and 2013.... 2004.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #13
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your wrong there it attracts more visitors each year


Also next year will see the metro in place so may see a rearrangement of stalls!
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Old November 15th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #14
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Paradise Circus will start.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #15
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your wrong there it attracts more visitors each year


Also next year will see the metro in place so may see a rearrangement of stalls!
And the old Library will be a building site too
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Old November 16th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #16
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It's part of the retail BID and also links in with centenary sq overhaul, it's replacing the main city streets and the addition of the lights etc we have seen to let the public know the extent of retail coverage and help the less known areas like where white stuff, atoo, great western arcade etc are that otherwise most might not know about
Not sure why they'll bother.. We do paving so badly (ie. cheaply) over in the UK, it's a wonder why there are never any more claims. The paving here in Taipei is so flat and solid, you could probably do some ten-pin bowling off them. (although I admit that's more in the city centre and the western districts).

My predictions:

1. Grand Central will be late.

2. Tram extension will be late.

3. Tram extension to Centenary square, oddly, started.

4. More problems up by the Woverhampton end of the tram route.

5. London Midlands, failing to run trains on time....

6. On a serious note, Primark Pavillions refurb to start.

7. Mailbox for completion - change in the back to a more restaurant orientated environment.

8. Everyman completed.

9. Aston Tesco Express expanded (apparently the current layout is unfit for purpose!)

10. Work on Sprint to commence?
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Old November 16th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #17
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West broms new paving looks good and high quality
Wouldn't mind something similar to be honest
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Old November 16th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #18
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I'll add another few

11. JLR buy up a substantial plot for further expansion

12. Children's/women's combined new hospital plans released

13. Large new hotel announced for the city

14. The 14 storey new build adjacent 1 hagley rd starts on site

15. Revised plans for final piece of park central

16. Major high density residential scheme for st Luke's/revised tesco Monaco house plans again to include added apartments

17. Icknield port loop gets going

18. Moland st phase 3 plans

19. Mailbox link/underpass plans

20. Meriden gap major housing plans/new town
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Old November 16th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #19
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I'd also like too see Eastside make even more movements

1. BCU Phase 2 opening

2. BCU Phase 3 planning app to go in

3. Eastside office blocks stating to go up

4. Eastside student block to start.

5. Eastside Public Realm and Gospel St & Belmont Row reconfiguration complete

6. Something done at the Curzon Circus, ,and other points of the Ring Road too
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Old November 16th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #20
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West broms new paving looks good and high quality
Wouldn't mind something similar to be honest
Broad Street and Commercial Street look absolutely awful with half cut stones everywhere. They should have flattened the walkways properly first, before installation, to reduce the need for this to happen. - if that meant raising the kerb slightly to match the height of the unit entrances, so be it. However the state they were in when I saw them last was pretty shoddy and cheaply done.
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