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Old December 27th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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BIRMINGHAM | Projects & Construction

Birmingham is the second city of the United Kingdom. It is located in the west midlands and has a population just over one million.

Now recently Birmingham has been under going major changes to make it a more attractive place, for people who live there and for the people who are visiting.
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Now heres a couple of pics of Birminghams current skyline.




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Under construction
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Snow Hill development

Helight-Highest building 138m
Floors-40
Status-Under construction

Peat house

Height-60m
Floors-14
Status-Under construction

11 Brindley place

Height-60m
Floors-14
Status-Under construction

Digbeth coach station

Height-?
Floors-3
Status-Under renovation

The Cube

Height-72m
Floors-17
Status-Under construction

Edgebaston galeries

Height-73m
Floors-17
Status-Under construction

Masshouse

Height-Highest 110m
Floors-?
Status-Block M under construction, other blocks awaiting approval.

Curzon gateway

Height-36m
Floors-12
Status-Under construction

I-Land

Height-?
Floors-10
Status-Under construction

Fort Dunlop

Height-?
Floors-7
Status-Near completion

Birmingham super hospital

Height-63m
Floors-14
Status-Under construction

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Approved
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The V tower


Height-152m
Floors-50
Status-Approved

Martineau galleries

Height-110m
Floors-30
Status-Approved

Broad street tower

Height-134m
Floors-38
Status-Approved

City park gate

Height-84m
Floors-28 storeys
Status-Approved

Curzon Park Masterplan

Height-
Floors-
Status-Approved

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Proposed
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New street train station redevelopment scheme

Height-?
Floors-?
Status-Proposed

Beorma quater



Height-90m
Floors-30
Status-Proposed

VTP-200





Height-200m
Floors-10
Status-Prposed

NO 1 Snow Hill

Height-118m
Floors-29
Status-Proposed

Natwest tower replacment






Height-137m/165m
Floors-28
Status-Proposed

Edgbaston cricket ground

Height-?
Floors-?
Status-Proposed

City of Birmingham stadium

Height-?
Floors-?
Status-This is the previous design including the super casino, however plans were scrapped because the super casino was not allowed, awaitng new design.

St Georges House



Height-75+m
Floors-25
Status-Proposed

Pentavia

Height-Unsure
Floors-25
Status-Proposed

YMCA Redevelopment

Height-Unsure
Floors-Unsure
Status-Proposed

And heres a future skyline render of Birmingham done by Van Heckler.


There are many, many more projects under construction, approved and proposed in Birmingham and many more to come in 2008, such as Regal tower, Lancaster circus tower etc etc. I look foward to this year for Birmingham as 2008 will be the best year yet.

Also on my signature can you follow the link and sign the petition to improve one of Birminghams most ugliest train stations.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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Some of those projects are great, especially V Tower and The Cube.

I was just wondering, what's the actual population of Brum? I know you said 1m, but that's only the city proper isn't it? What's the population of greater Birmingham? Surely it's bigger than that...
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Old December 29th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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There are around 2.5 million in the metro area.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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its almost as big as manchester UK if you're looking at the metro area

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Old December 29th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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I really like City Park Gate.When its going to start construction?
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Old December 29th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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SNOW HILL DEVELOPMENT AND V TOWER ARE REALLY GREAT. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT MANCHESTER WAS THE SECOND CITY IN ENGLAND.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:28 AM   #7
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its almost as big as manchester UK if you're looking at the metro area

Maybe, but much bigger than Leeds, as is Liverpool
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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Maybe, but much bigger than Leeds, as is Liverpool
not according to official eurostat metro areas, or demographia stats, or government defined 'UK primary urban areas such as below. anyway, its all subjective and depending on how one measures. My point is, to brandish Brum as the UK's 2nd largest city is a slight misconception of the truth - perhaps "arguabley"or "hotly contested" as the 2nd largest city would have been more appropriate.

Official Eurostat Urban Audit Metro Areas:

London - 11,624,807
Manchester - 2,512,300
Leeds-Bradford - 2,360,655
Birmingham - 2,335,652
Glasgow - 1,749,154
Liverpool - 1,362,004
Sheffield - 1,264,698
Bristol - 983,873
Cardiff - 826,097
Newcastle upon Tyne - 795,169

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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #9
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I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT MANCHESTER WAS THE SECOND CITY IN ENGLAND.
You thought correctly. Manchester is the second city in England
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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #10
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stunning!
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM   #11
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You thought correctly. Manchester is the second city in England
Keep telling yourself that
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:38 PM   #12
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Great development round up brummy boy

don't listen to accura lol
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:45 PM   #13
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Birmingham is officially the UKs second city, and thats that. We are not bothered about the metro area, just about the city. Its about time more people knew this and stopped messing around. As usual Mr Wiggley has to troll onto other cities forums and start some debate about something which is not connected to this subject. This is not supposed to be about whether Birmingham is or isnt the second city, its about projects and the current construction in the city and about somebody who is interested with what goes on in Birmingham and wants to tell other people about it. This is nothing to do with Manchester or leeds. Its all about BIRMINGHAM
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Old January 5th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #14
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Greatly said, now I just thought I would let everyone know that New Street train station is undergoing another redevelopment, so the render above will change.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #15
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Great news for the City of Birmingham today as the government have finally rubber stamped 400million of cash to totally rebuild Birmingham New Street station in the heart of the city centre. Work is scheduled to start in 2009 and the first phase to be open in 2011 with the second phase ready in 2013. More pictures to follow in the next few weeks with what the new station will look like, so keep your ears peeled
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Old February 12th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #16
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Great city!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #17
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Can we get this back on track rather than the my city is bigger than your city crap.
Everytime this happens.
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Great developments!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #19
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And is the second biggest city in the country, the big word is "city" not "metro".
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #20
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Cool, the V Tower and Cube look smart. I also like the Snowhill development which will change the skyline.
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