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Old December 24th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #221
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No. They are the latest designs for the projects. Until we know different those designs and scale are what has been approved. I'd also appreciate it if you weren't so rude.
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@Birmingham thanks for posting these. Appreciate the update(s).
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Old December 24th, 2013, 09:36 AM   #223
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Thanks LDN, no worries. It's a work in progress. Just seeing I could do something to SE9's standard really. Will take me a couple of weeks to complete I think.
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Good list Brimingham. I wish we can have the same lists for all major cities in the UK.

Nice to see that V Tower is now developed by Dandara. These guys build a lot now in Aberdeen so I guess they have enough funding to get this started.

Also, it's interesting to note that high rise student accomodation towers are poping everywhere around UK towns with major universities. I've just returned from Leeds and only high rise development I've noticed there was 21 storey student tower.
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Birmingham, could you please also post any information and update on Metro system extension including design of new stations and proposed rolling stock. Thanks.
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No problems Quicksilver. I was going to to follow with Infrastructure projects so it'll be listed.

Yes. Student accommodation is still a safe bet for many. Birmingham has a shortfall of student spaces and a rapidly growing student population. 72,000 in 2013.

The University of Birmingham has a skyline to itself in the Eastside of Birmingham almost.

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Great list! Wish somebody could do the same for Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. It's sad to see that the tall towers are probably not happening, but good to see that at least at some point there were proposals and therefore there still are chances we might see some of them (or perhaps some other new proposals) becoming reality.

Also, would it be possible to write what use each building would be for? I guess Residential towers or student accommodation or Hotel towers would have substantially higher chances of getting built compared to Office towers.
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Great list! Wish somebody could do the same for Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. It's sad to see that the tall towers are probably not happening, but good to see that at least at some point there were proposals and therefore there still are chances we might see some of them (or perhaps some other new proposals) becoming reality.

Also, would it be possible to write what use each building would be for? I guess Residential towers or student accommodation or Hotel towers would have substantially higher chances of getting built compared to Office towers.
There is demand for massive amount of homes and offices within the city at the moment. Birminghams population has grown by 100,000 over the last 13 years and is expected to grow by another 150,000 by 2030. Maybe sooner.

The BCP (Big City Plan) has changed the density of housing per hectare to a high number to cope with the housing demand.

Currently Birminghams Grade A office stock is running out fast which is why we are seeing so many office proposals currently as their is nothing substantial left.

The towers proposed and approved that are currently on hold may still go ahead. However we are expecting them (no definate news) to be redesigned as the majority were approved pre-recession.

We were informed last week that 6 projects (including highrises) which had stalled are now back on the table so we just need to watch this space.

A 100m+ tower is currently being worked on which I know about and i'm sure there are other significant towers.

Birmingham is a buzzing city at the moment and with HS2 confirmation the city is attracting a lot of foreign investment and interest.

It's good times to be a Brummie.
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Thank you so much for the detailed information you gave! Really exciting times for Birmingham, indeed. I especially like the Big City plan you mentioned, it's really good that density of housing has increased! I'd love to see Birmingham get taller. It is a big city and needs to look like one and It's about time British cities evolved and became distinctive from one another, so creating a skyline will definitely make the difference.

What I also like about the Big City plan is that it finally looks like the cities consider the changes that will take place in the future (eg. population increases) and invest beforehand instead of just doing what's needed that particular moment.
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A few of the proposals are making their way through now so i'll be updating this thread plus adding other remaining schemes shortly.
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Thank you so much for the detailed information you gave! Really exciting times for Birmingham, indeed. I especially like the Big City plan you mentioned, it's really good that density of housing has increased! I'd love to see Birmingham get taller. It is a big city and needs to look like one and It's about time British cities evolved and became distinctive from one another, so creating a skyline will definitely make the difference.

What I also like about the Big City plan is that it finally looks like the cities consider the changes that will take place in the future (eg. population increases) and invest beforehand instead of just doing what's needed that particular moment.
Yes, I completely agree with this statement. Birmingham is the UK's second City! It NEEDS to go higher. I'd love to see some other UK City's going higher.
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A few of the proposals are making their way through now so i'll be updating this thread plus adding other remaining schemes shortly.
Hi Birmingham, I know you're a busy guy but are there any updates on this?

I'd seriously love to see this thread get busier.
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Some decent stuff there on the summary, good to see other UK cities (other than London) with good high rise planned, keep them coming Brum, well done!
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Some decent stuff there on the summary, good to see other UK cities (other than London) with good high rise planned, keep them coming Brum, well done!
I completely agree. I think it's important for other Cities in the UK to catch up with London.
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As it seems everyone's doing one I thought I would too. Just a couple projects added, i'll update rest over the next week.



Birmingham - Full Summary of Projects

Useful Links
Birmingham Planning Portal - Application Documents
Birmingham SSC Forum



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Highrise Projects in Birmingham
100m and above

Regal Tower
The Westside

Height: 201m | Floors: 56 | Architect: Aedas | Developer: Regal Property Group

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official website | Aedas website |
  • Potential Tallest Regional Building in The United Kingdom
  • Tallest Building in Birmingham

  • Current status: Approved/Re-design being undertaken due to recession. Reduction in height likely






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103 Colmore Row
City Centre

Height: 160m | Floors: 35 | Architect: Hamiltons Architects | Developer: British Land

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Sales Brochure | Skyscrapernews Article |
  • Potential Tallest Regional Office Building in The United Kingdom
  • Tallest Office in Birmingham

  • Current status: Approved / Site likely to be sold on as British Land has not opted for it in future development reports/ Current tower is vacant






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V Tower
The Westside

Height: 152m | Floors: 50 | Architect: Eric Kuhne Associates | Developer: Dandara

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Architects Website

  • Part of larger Arena Central Scheme which has now begun.
  • Sold of to specialist residential developer to proceed with.
  • Was approved on cusp of recession. Developers in latest statement said that it is still in there plans but will not break ground until they are confident in the Birmingham residential market.
  • Current status: Approved, on hold





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Broad Street Tower
The Westside

Height: 133m | Floors: 41 | Developer: Richardson & Cordwell

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Skyscrapernews Link

  • Mixed use development in Birminghams entertainment district.
  • Site currently a temporary carpark - site is directly opposite proposed Regal Tower.
  • Proposal integrated a helipad for residents and hotel guests
  • Current status: Approved, potential movement but likely to be downsized and redesigned.





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Beorma Quarter
City Centre

Height: 107m | Floors: 27 | Developer: Kuwait Salhia Investments

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Architects Website

  • Mixed use development in Birmingham's shopping district
  • Tower will be Birmingham's tallest office tower
  • Tower is phase 2 of a 3 phase build
  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction







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Midrise Projects in Birmingham
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Snow Hill Phase 3
Central Business District

Height: TBC (Est. 90m) | Floors: TBC | Architect: Sidell Gibson | Developer: Ballymore/Hines

Links: Birmingham forum thread
  • 3rd phase in major office redevelopment in the heart of Birmingham's CBD
  • Height unknown but will be taller than phase 1, 56m and phase 2, 75m.
  • To replace 44 storey residential and 24 storey hotel tower which stopped construction in 2009, 3 floors above basement level. Old cores have now been removed and this will be built on top of slab. Basement will remain.
  • Phase 4 minor details have been released - speculation that Ballymore will construct the largest ever regional office building at 1m sqft above Snow Hill Station.
  • Current status: Outline Planning Approved / Detailed planning in progress / Removal of old cores down to basement level complete.






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Paradise Cricus - Cropthorne Hotel
The Westside

Height: TBC (Est. 80m) | Floors: 23 | Architect: Ian Springford Architects | Developer Argent

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official Website
  • Replacement of existing Cropthorne Hotel
  • Wider part of 2.3m sqft Paradise Circus redevelopment
  • Masterplan approved / 10 buildings to be designed by seperate architects. Hotel is Building 1.

  • Current status: Masterplan Approved / Demolition to begin 2014 / Funding in place / Hotel Detailed Planning 2014






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Lumina
Central Business District

Height: TBC (Est. 64m) | Floors: 15 | Architect: Aedas | Developer Sterling Property Ventures

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official Website
  • 200,000 sqft Grade A Office Development
  • First Venture by Sterling Property
  • Consultation Completed / Detailed Planning Now Underway

  • Current status: Full Planning






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Auchinleck House - Park Regis Hotel
The Westside

Height: 65m | Floors: 15 | Architect: 5 Plus Architects | Client Severn Capital & Staywell Group

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Architects Website | Australian Hotel Chain Make UK Entrance
  • Refurbishment of current 12 storey block plus height increase to accommodate rooftop restaurant and facilities.
  • The plans include a rooftop restaurant which, because of the building’s location at a high point on the city centre ridge, will offer views over Birmingham and beyond.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction






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No 1 Eastside Locks
The Eastside

Height: 60m | Floors: 6-17 | Client/Architects: Alumno Developments / Glenn Howells

Links: Official Website
  • Contributing to the growing, leading academic centre of Birmingham, No1 Eastside Locks is a modern, high quality student accommodation scheme, sensitively designed to complement and enhance the Digbeth Branch Canal. The new development will provide an ‘on campus’ offer of student accommodation in close proximity to BCU’s new City Centre Campus project which is already coming out of the ground.

    *An ‘on campus’ student accommodation offer, 5 mins away from the emerging BCU City Centre Campus project

    *High quality student accommodation of approx. 730 beds

    *Rooms arranged in a mix of clusters (ranging from 4-7 en suite rooms) arranged to provide long distance views to the City Park and city centre skyline

    *External raised courtyard space overlooking the canal towpath, accessible to students only and linked to the internal communal space

  • Current status: Approved / Construction to start shortly. Site cleared.






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The Vale
University of Birmingham

Height: 61m | Floors: 21 | Architect: Glancy Nicolls Architects | Client University of Birmingham

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Architects Website
  • Student Residential Development - 754 bed spaces within four new buildings ranging in height from 7 storeys to 21 storeys
  • To replace previous 51m student accommodation block.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction






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2 Cornwall Street
Central Business District

Height: 58m | Floors: 13 | Architect: Associated Architects | Client West Register

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Architects Website
  • 190,000 sqft Grade A Office Development.
  • Once approved, demolition to begin immediately.

  • Current status: Outline Planning Submitted






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Exchange Square
Eastside

Height: 50-100m | Floors: 12-20 | Architect: Associated Architects | Client Glenn Howells

Links:Official Website
  • Development of 600,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial space across two buildings, ground floor retail, and a 200 bed hotel and apartments, all set around a new public realm.
  • Exchange Square is located adjacent to Nikal’s completed residential scheme which comprises over 340 residential units across two buildings, including Hive, which was named Best UK High Rise Development at the 2011 UK Property Awards.

  • Current status: Approved - Phased Development - 2 Phases Complete





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Leisure, Hotel & Entertainment Projects


Beneficial Building
City Center

Height: N/A | Floors: 7 | Developer: COURT

Links: Official website
  • The Beneficial Building is about bringing a piece of Birmingham’s history alive once more. It is about restoring this prominent development to its former glory as a bustling civic area and innovative building. Formerly the HSBC bank and the first pre-cast concrete building in the city, it has a rich history and untapped potential.

    *The Beneficial Building’s 100-bed, apart-hotel is an innovative, continental-style development with a Soho-style gym and vibrant eatery that offers visitors a full sensory experience. The gym isn’t just a room full of machines. We will transform a windowless basement into an innovative, interesting space with exposed brickwork, neon lighting and the latest TRX fitness machines.

  • Current status: Under Construction - Opening Winter 2014



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Genting Super Casino Resorts World
The NEC

Height: 43m | Floors: 6 | Developer/Contractor: Genting Casinos / Galliford Try

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official website
  • £150m integrated leisure and entertainment complex.
  • 538,000 sq ft Resorts World will be located on a prime site located on The NEC campus between The LG Arena and the Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking Pendigo Lake.
  • 170 room four star hotel with five star suites and spa
  • A designer outlet centre with 50 units selling a range of discounted fashion, shoes and electronics
  • A wide range of internationally-themed restaurants and bars


  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction








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The Mailbox - Enhancement
The Westside

Height: N/A | Floors: N/A | Client / Architect: Brockton Capital / Stanton Williams

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official website
  • £50m Refurbishment - Plans designed by Stirling Prize winning architects, Stanton Williams, will see the entire retail mall enclosed and skylit, to create an urban room with new facades, finishes and store frontages. Improved 'way-finding' throughout the scheme will be introduced.
  • Harvey Nichols to double in size to 46,000 sqft.
  • Shops shut in central area but Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani, Toni and Guy Essensuals and BBC Birmingham will stay open along with bars, restaurants, hotels, offices and car park
  • Cinema operator Everyman Cinemas will see a three screen, 12,000 sq ft cinema opening late next year.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction







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John Lewis - Grand Central Birmingham
City Centre

Height: N/A | Floors: N/A | Client John Lewis | Architect Foreign Office Architects

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Grand Central - Birmingham
  • Opening in 2015, the £100m, 250,000 sqft superstore will be the largest John Lewis outside London.
  • Anchor to wider Grand Central retail development, part of £600m New Street Station refurbishment.
  • Luxury goods retailer The White Company and beauty and body care shops L'Occitane and Kiehls are the other shops confirmed so far.
  • Deals have also been agreed with nine restaurants including Vietnamese-style eatery, Pho, which is opening its first branch outside London and the South East.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction







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National Indoor Arena - Refurbishment
The Westside

Height: N/Am | Floors: N/A | Architect: Broadway Malyan | Contractor: BAM

Links: Birmingham forum thread | Official website
  • £20.6 million transformation.
  • Increase to 15,000 Capacity
  • The new design includes further opportunities for retail units with an extra 5,926 m² of pre and post show space added to the 7,500 m² of refurbishment that will take place


  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction




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Birmingham City University - Olympic Size Pool and Sports Complex
Birmingham University

Height: N/A | Floors: N/A | Client Birmingham University | Architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.

Links: Architects Website | Birmingham Post - Press Release
  • £55m Sports Complex + Olympic Size Pool
  • Features an arena sports hall with seating for up to 900 spectators, six squash courts, six activity rooms, a 225 station gym and various other facilities
  • The new Sports Centre will help provide fitting facilities for Birmingham to remain in the UK's top 3 ranked sporting universities.


  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction




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Health / Sciences / Technology / Higher Education / University Developments

Midland Metropolitan Hospital
Smethwick

Cost: £353m | Floors: N/A | Client Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Links: News Article
  • The 670-bed acute Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Grove Lane has been on the cards for a decade but has been hit by delays amid a shake-up of the controversial private finance initiative, which funds new buildings but mounts up debts over many years.

    *The hospital, which would take up a total of 41 acres, would be due to open its doors to patients in 2018/19.

    *£100m of public money would be used to build the new hospital.

  • Current status: Proposed / Funding Secured / Design to be finalised




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Birmingham Life Science Campus
Selly Oak

Value: £171m N/A | Jobs Created: 2,100 | Client/Architects: Birmingham City Council / Land Securities and Sainsbury’s, jointly known as Harvest Partnership

Links: News Article
  • It is expected that the campus, which will form part of a wider Life Sciences Economic Zone in the city, will provide up to 2,400 jobs on site and generate a turnover of up to £243 million, and support thousands more jobs indirectly.
  • The West Midlands has over 500 medical technology companies, more than any other UK region
  • This project will begin the delivery of a four hectare Life Science Campus on a site which is currently contaminated and derelict next to the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    This project would provide a science park specifically for life science businesses, capable of supporting over 400,000sq ft of office space, including laboratories.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction





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Birmingham City University - Phase 2
City Center

Height: N/A | Floors: 6 | Client/Architects: Birmingham City University/Associated Architects.

Links: Architects website
  • The building is designed to form a ‘front door’ for the university and a landmark at the eastern end of the park, designed to align with the Curzon District of Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’.
  • The building has five occupied storeys in Cardigan Street and six in Curzon Street at the end of the park. A two storey element of larger footprint contains the student hub around a secondary atrium engaging the public house.
  • £46.2m Project / Completion 2015

  • Current status: Approved / Funding Secured





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Housing / Apartments


Park Central
City Center

Height: N/A | Floors: 8 | Developer: Crest Nicholson

Links: Official website
  • Central Plaza at Park Central located in Birmingham features a pair of iconic, eight storey buildings that rises from the very heart of the development, set on an elevated deck garden.

  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction




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Brassington Avenue
Sutton Coldfield

Height: TBC | Floors: 9-23 | Developer: Pegasus Life

Links: News Article
  • Developer PegasusLife has unveiled its proposals for the Brassington Avenue site in the town centre, which include five ‘rotated’ tower blocks, 235 apartments, an indoor swimming pool, private cinema and fully equipped gym.

  • Current status: Proposed




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Offices


1 Arena Central
City Center

Height: TBC | Floors: 8 | Developer: Arena Central Developments

Links: Official website
  • The eight-storey building represents the flagship development of the Arena Central masterplan, encompassing 135,000 sqf t of Grade A office space, with typical floorplates of 21,000 sq ft.

    *The upper floors offer 2,500 sq ft of open balconies, providing views over Centenary Square and back across the development and there is provision for 5,000 sq ft of retail on the ground floor. The building also includes 68 car parking spaces in a secure basement environment.

    *1 Arena Central has been designed by noted architect Ken Shuttleworth whose other work includes iconic landmarks such as St Mary Axe (‘the Gherkin’) and City Hall in London, and The Cube in Birmingham and whose practice, Make, is also responsible for Arena Central’s masterplan.

  • Current status: Approved - Completion 2016.




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Arena Central Masterplan
City Center

Height: TBC | Floors: TBC | Developer: Arena Central Developments

Links: Official website
  • Occupying a prominent position at the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, the 9.2 acre Arena Central site fronts Broad Street and lies adjacent to Centenary Square and the Library of Birmingham.

    With outline planning consent already secured for 2.3 million sq ft of mixed-use development set within a brand new, landscaped public realm resembling an urban meadow, Arena Central represents a highly deliverable, highly desirable location for work, leisure and retail.

    *In order to ensure that Arena Central is able to meet the requirements of a continually evolving market, the masterplan is set to be delivered in phases.

    The first phase, incorporating the 1 Arena Central office building fronting Broad Street, two residential buildings and a 250-bed Holiday Inn Express hotel is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

    Future phases will include the delivery of additional office development.

  • Current status: Outline Planning - Approved




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Transport

New Street Station
City Center

Cost: £600m | Floors: N/A | Client Network Rail / Foreign Office Architects

Links: Official Website
  • Over 140,000 passengers use New Street every day, more than double the number it was designed to accommodate.

    *New Street is the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds.

    *1000 workers are currently on site, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    The first half of the new station was completed in April 2013 and once the project is finished in 2015 there will be 36 new escalators and 15 new lifts - reaching every platform.

  • Current status: Under Construction










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HS2 - High Speed Rail


Curzon Park Central
City Center

Height: N/A | Floors: N/A | Developer: TBC

Links: Official website
  • The Birmingham Curzon HS2 Draft Masterplan presents the proposed HS2 railway as a once in a century opportunity to radically enhance the City’s national rail connectivity and accelerate its economic growth potential. The new line and terminus will provide a catalyst to transform areas of the City Centre and unlock major regeneration sites.

    *Key proposals within the draft masterplan include:

    Promoting the principle of securing world-class architecture for Birmingham Curzon HS2 Station

  • Current status: Proposed - HS2 to be completed by 2026 - HS2 Station to commence 2017.








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Brilliant update from Birmingham - I particularly like the look of 103 Colmore, hope that gets built.

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I've updated again.

Regarding 103 Colmore - It's all a bit confusing at the moment. It was to be British Land's flagship office tower outside London before the recession. Then they decided to sell, but now they are looking to pump £2 billion back into regional markets with maybe this being one of them.

Birmingham by the end of 2015 is really struggling for office space which is why we're starting to see spec's built however, it'll be interesting to see if British Land are interested in this still.
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