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Old March 11th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #321
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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #322
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ahhhh man that New Street station is going to look amazing. I love how bright it will look.

I was in B'ham on the weekend and I truly believe that the tram is not going to help Birmingham's infrastructure, but also it's image. It's going to look so quaint going along the City Streets.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #323
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Birmingham City Centre Tramway Extension

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old March 12th, 2015, 12:46 PM   #324
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Birmingham City Centre Tramway Extension

Tramway Construction along the Snow Hill viaduct.

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Old March 13th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #325
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CHAMBERLAIN SQUARE

New CGI of the planned regeneration of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham city centre:-

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New vision of Chamberlain Square as Paradise ploughs on
05:00, 12 March 2015 By Tamlyn Jones
CGI of first two buildings in £500m regeneration has been released today as architects prepare for public consultation on their designs

A new image showing how Chamberlain Square could look as part of the £500 million Paradise development has been released today.

The CGI shows the two new buildings planned for the square along with public realm.

One Chamberlain Square, which has been designed by London-based Eric Parry Architects, will sit on the plot to be vacated by Central Library once demolition is completed later this year.

Directly opposite will be Two Chamberlain Square, created by Birmingham practice Glenn Howells Architects which also created the overall masterplan for Paradise.

Collectively, the buildings will have 330,000 sq ft of speculative office space and are due to be finished in 2018.


http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...radise-8821672
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Old March 14th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #326
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BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER

Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is undergoing a transformation from an historic industrial area to an increasingly residential area. The Metalworks is a residential conversion development underway at the moment creating 105 apartments:-

Metalworks, JQ by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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http://metalworksbirmingham.co.uk/cgi/
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Old March 15th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #327
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PEBBLE MILL

Pebble Mill, in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, used to be the site of a BBC television studio, where amongst other things the programme Top Gear was filmed for a while. Back then, I once had the dubious pleasure of seeing Jeremy Clarkson drive past me in a red Ferrari!

Since the BBC abandoned the site, Pebble Mill has been redeveloped as a healthcare and medical sciences hub. A dental hospital and Birmingham University's school of dentistry is currently being built; less exciting but a lot more useful than Jeremy Clarkson



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Work started on a new £50m Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry in October 2013. The hospital and school, at Pebble Mill, just a mile from the central campus, is the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years

The landmark development by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, the University of Birmingham and Birmingham, Solihull LIFT (BaS LIFT) and Calthorpe Estates, was granted detailed planning permission in December 2012 for the site, which is the former home of BBC Pebble Mill studios.

The development is seen as highly strategic for the city, being a key element of the new Edgbaston Medical Quarter and further enhances the city’s reputation as a hub of Medicine, Learning and Life Sciences.

The four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry will by the new home for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ School of Dentistry, and will also house a range of services for the public including walk-in emergency dental care, Restorative, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.

All dental services accessed by the public will be in one wing of the building with a second wing providing world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees.


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http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/universi...ng/dental.aspx
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Old March 17th, 2015, 12:58 AM   #328
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DIGBETH

The Harrison Drape building was a curtain factory in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, next to the city centre. It's now being redeveloped as a residential-led scheme to provide 313 apartments along with a small retail aspect.

Here's what it will look like when it's finished:



And here is a recent photo published in the Birmingham Post newspaper of what it looks like currently:



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Former curtain factory in Digbeth is being brought back to life as an apartment complex which is due to finished by the end of 2016

Work has started on a bringing a historic former factory in Digbeth back to life as a £30 million mixed-use complex.

Colmore Tang Construction is creating a residential-led scheme in the former Harrison Drape curtain factory, in Bradford Street.

The two-acre development, which is owned by its sister company, the property investor Seven Capital, will comprise 73 studios, 152 one-bedroom and 88 two-bedroom flats as well as a 2,420 sq ft retail unit, parking and landscaping.

It has created work for 200 staff and 30 sub-contractors and is due to be finished by the end of 2016, benefiting from its close proximity to Bullring, Moor Street Station and the planned High Speed 2 terminal in Curzon Street.

Construction director Andy Conroy said: "We are really excited to be starting work on the Harrison Drape project, a key milestone in the regeneration of the Digbeth area.

"The old curtain factory has a great legacy with the local community and we wanted to make sure we maintained as much of the original features as possible to preserve its heritage.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 12:57 AM   #329
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103 COLMORE ROW

Illustrations have been published of the proposed replacement building at 103 Colmore Row in the business district of Birmingham city centre. The new building will be 26 storeys and 336ft high (approx 102m), with 196,000 sq. ft. of office space:-

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...lition-8855786
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A new vision for Birmingham’s NatWest Tower has been unveiled with demolition work thought to be imminent.

The Post reported earlier this year that there were plans to knock down the 22-storey tower at 103 Colmore Row.

Now, a proposed replacement building has gone on show at an event in the city. It reaches 336ft high, with 26 storeys, making it the tallest building in the business district.

The new building, designed by London-based architects Doone Silver, will measure 211,000 sq ft, with a steel, aluminum and glazed structure.

The proposals are for a building which will comprise 196,000 sq ft of office space over 19 floors, with floorplates up to 11,500 sq ft. There will be a terrace on the 18th level, for the exclusive use of the occupier. The building is capable of housing around 2,000 workers.

Joint venture partners Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring also plan a restaurant at street level as well as a 8,600 sq ft restaurant at the top of the building.

In all, the proposals outline 15,000 sq ft of leisure space.


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Old March 18th, 2015, 06:24 PM   #330
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^ not bad... but I think that they could have gone for a much more iconic 'landmark' design instead of just a box.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #331
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But it's four boxes. So now you can see the design genius


I personally like it as a simple design that looks good.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #332
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indeed it does look good. It's a nice tower. I just thought that the architect could have been a little more daring.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #333
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BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTRE

A photo update of the ongoing construction of the 50m swimming pool and sports centre at the Edgbaston campus of Birmingham University:-

B'ham Uni sports centre by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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BIRMINGHAM TRAMWAY EXTENSION

Ongoing construction of the Midland Metro tram extension through the Snowhill area of Birmingham city centre:-

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Old March 22nd, 2015, 09:34 PM   #335
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JOHN LEWIS BUILDING

John Lewis's department store is due to open in September 2015 in Birmingham city centre.

Here's what it looked like yesterday:

John Lewis by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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http://www.johnlewis.com/our-shops/birmingham
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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:29 PM   #337
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NEW ST TRAIN STATION

Some more of the cladding has been added to New St train station:-

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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:11 AM   #338
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ARENA CENTRAL

HSBC Bank is set to acquire a 250 year lease on Two Arena Central in Birmingham city centre to house it's UK headquarters:-

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HSBC moves its UK bank headquarters to Birmingham
13:42, 24 March 2015 By Graeme Brown

Banking giant HSBC has announced it is moving its UK personal and business bank to Birmingham in the largest inward investment deal in a generation.

At least 1,000 head office roles will move from London to Arena Central as a result of the move.

It comes as a result of new laws over ring-fending investment arms from the Vickers report into banking.

The move will start imminently and be completed by January 2019.

Birmingham was chosen following a review of a number of possible head office locations. The review considered whether London was necessarily the best place for the ring-fenced bank’s head office given the UK wide coverage of HSBC’s 16 million customers, its employees and branch network.
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HSBC is in advanced negotiations to conclude the acquisition of a 250-year lease on a new office comprising 210,000 sq ft at Two Arena Central which is part of Birmingham’s Enterprise Zone.

It is anticipated that development of the site will start by June.

Antonio Simoes, chief executive of HSBC UK, said: “We want to be the bank of choice in the UK. Creating our ring-fenced bank head office in Birmingham gets us a step closer to that ambition for our 16 million personal and business customers.

"We have a strong track record of establishing banks outside of London, with first direct in Leeds and M&S Bank in Chester both recognised for great customer service. Birmingham City Council has worked hard and significantly invested to make the city an attractive home for UK businesses and their employees.”



Birmingham Post newspaper article:-

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...arters-8909759
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BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER

The new Assay Office in the Jewellery Quarter, next to Birmingham city centre, is progressing towards completion; here are a couple of recent photos:-

New Assay Office by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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The development of a new home for Assay Office Birmingham is an exciting stage in the Assay Office’s history and in the continued regeneration of the Jewellery Quarter. The Assay Office is one of Birmingham’s oldest institutions. It has a statutory duty to hallmark precious metals such as jewellery and silverware. It was founded in 1773 and has been located in the current Assay Office building on Newhall Street for 135 years. The Assay Office employs some 150 members of staff and has hallmarked over 100 million articles since 2000.

THE NEW SITE

The Assay Office’s new home is located within the St George’s development, fronting Icknield Street. This site will provide a prominent location for the new Assay Office at a gateway to the Jewellery Quarter.

The site is bounded by Icknield Street, Pope Street and Moreton Street, with its main frontage looking onto Icknield Street.

The development of the new Assay Office building will mark the first stage of the development of the wider 2.75 hectare St George’s development, which is to be developed for a wide mix of uses. The development of the Assay Office building will be the first new-build project on the site and will provide a significant boost to the regeneration of the remainder of the scheme.


https://assayofficebirmingham.com/as...w-Assay-office
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