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Old September 25th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #501
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EASTSIDE LOCKS

Some recent photos of the office development at Eastside Locks:-

Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr

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Old September 27th, 2015, 11:34 PM   #502
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LUCAS STUDIOS

There are a number of student accommodation schemes being developed in Birmingham; one that completed recently was Lucas Studios, which is a small 61 room scheme over the road from Aston University. The cladding on the building changes colour depending on the light conditions:-

291-295 Corporation St by Ade, on Flickr

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http://freshstudentliving.co.uk/loca...lucas-studios/
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Old September 28th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #503
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Arena Central moving forward

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Old September 28th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #504
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Exciting to see Arena Central moving forward, shame the original tower was not realised as it would have been iconic for the city, but i hope this areas ties up with the mail box and the cube.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #505
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The back end of the New St Odeon cinema is now looking a bit of an eyesore amongst all the shiny new development....
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Old September 30th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #506
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I have to agree with your jonesy I'd prefer it was knocked down and something better built with access to new street. It's a terrible cinema as well imo.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 02:07 PM   #507
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103 COLMORE ROW

Demolition of the office block at 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham city centre is now underway:-

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It will be replaced with a 26 storey office block with 200,000 sq. ft. of office space, which is due to look like this:

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Old October 5th, 2015, 12:18 AM   #508
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NO 1 EASTSIDE LOCKS

Photo update on the 659 room student accommodation development at No. 1 Eastside Locks just outside the city centre:-

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Old October 5th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #509
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103 COLMORE ROW

Demolition of the office block at 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham city centre is now underway:-

103 Colmore Row by Ade, on Flickr


It will be replaced with a 26 storey office block with 200,000 sq. ft. of office space, which is due to look like this:

Why does Birimingham have such a track record on demolishing perfectly good buildings are replacing them with structures that could be just about anywhere. 103 Colmore Row , the old Victorian library which was replaced by Birmingham Central library and that too.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 11:54 PM   #510
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Why does Birimingham have such a track record on demolishing perfectly good buildings are replacing them with structures that could be just about anywhere. 103 Colmore Row , the old Victorian library which was replaced by Birmingham Central library and that too.
The Victorian buildings were demolished because the 60s/70s town planners were idiots, and the 60s/70s buildings are being demolished because they're horrific to look at and no longer fit for purpose. I'm sure this lot will be around for a long time. Well third time lucky anyway.
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Old October 6th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #511
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Why does Birimingham have such a track record on demolishing perfectly good buildings are replacing them with structures that could be just about anywhere. 103 Colmore Row , the old Victorian library which was replaced by Birmingham Central library and that too.
To be fair. Before judging Birmingham on that, London does it as well and to a far greater extent.

Cities just have to move forward and Natwest Tower was not fit for purpose. It was unused but in a prime central location.

What they have done is increased it's GIA while being at the heart of Colmore District. Birminghams CBD.

The Brum Central Library is also not fit for purpose, as are many buildings that were built in the 60's and 70's.

I don't think the new Central Library could fit in just about anywhere, maybe 103 Colmore but not this.



And to be fair - you're not taking into account the streetscape - Natwest Tower from certain angles is a huge mess on a conservation area.


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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #513
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Old October 7th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #515
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #516
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I think they are destroying some of our best brutalist architecture. But they're not fit for purpose and whats replacing them ain't bad..
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Old October 9th, 2015, 12:39 AM   #517
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BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY - THE VALE

Birmingham University's 725 bed student accommodation scheme at The Vale in Edgbaston is now open:-

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Old October 10th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #518
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RESORTS WORLD BIRMINGHAM

The £150m leisure destination Resorts World at the NEC site will open on October 21st:-



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Resorts World is due to open on Wednesday, 21st October.

The £150 million leisure destination at the NEC has ended months of speculation by announcing that it will welcome visitors to its shops, restaurants and bars from 10am.

The exciting lakeside complex – the first of its kind in Europe – is hosting retailers including Next Outlet, Nike Factory Store and GAP Outlet as well as a diverse range of other exciting high street names in fashion, home-wares and gifts.

It will boast 18 bars and restaurants serving everything from New York cocktails to artisan beers and Pan Asian cuisine to pizza, including TGI Fridays and Pizza Express.

But you will have to wait a little longer to see the cinema, hotel and casino.

Its eleven screen Cineworld, including an IMAX screen, will open two days later on October 23.

The four star Genting Hotel, with five star suites, and medi-spa – including a pool, innovative treatments, outside hot tub and salt cave – will welcome guests from November 2.

The Genting International Casino – the biggest in Britain – will open to celebrate the launch of the James Bond movie on October 26.

The state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facility the VOX will also commence trading then.

The building and concept loosely resembles a cruise liner on board which you can indulge your every desire.

Resorts World Birmingham is the fifth attraction opened by Malaysian company Genting Group and follows Singapore, Philippines, New York City and Malaysia. The sixth is currently being built in Las Vegas.

Genting UK President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Brooks said: "We are very excited following a two year build programme that Resorts World Birmingham is coming to life. We can’t wait for the first major milestone in that journey when we open our doors for the first time Wednesday 21st October.

"There will be much more to experience at Resorts World Birmingham as the weeks go by and the resort becomes fully operational. We have a full programme of exciting events between our opening day and the end of the year which will demonstrate the wide range of experiences available to our guests.

"We are thrilled that for the time Resorts World Birmingham will bring the uniqueness and excitement of a large scale integrated resort offer to the West Midlands region and beyond – and with it transforming the appeal of the NEC campus and the region’s leisure offers."
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Old October 11th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #519
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Arena Central ~ Birmingham




Work in Birmingham City Centre (England) on Arena Central now well under way. A mixed use development with a number of buildings under construction. One of the buildings will be a new HSBC headquarter building, which will involve the relocation of 1,000 staff from London. Who'd have thought that a couple of years ago .... funny old World!
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Paradise Circus Redevelopment ~ Birmingham, England.






The Paradise Circus redevelopment is currently under way (centre of the picture with the demolition of the 1970's concrete ziggurat library and associated office buildings that surround it) and will involve 5 years of demolition.


Below - the first image is indicative of the view from ground level in Centenary Square, and the image beneath is the whole Paradise site from Victoria Square in the other direction.



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