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Old December 22nd, 2015, 12:57 AM   #681
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Birmingham University Library
Edgbaston

Height: 32m | Floors: Six | Client/Architects: Birmingham University/Associated Architects.

Links: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/universi...ary/index.aspx
  • The £42m library will provide 13,000 sqm of floor space over six levels including 12km of open access shelving.

    The library will include a research annexe with 50km of shelving housing the university's heritage print collection.

    The library has been designed to be technology rich across all of it's learning, studying and training facilities.

  • Current status: Under Construction





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Bham Uni library by Ade, on Flickr

Bham Uni library by Ade, on Flickr

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Old December 23rd, 2015, 01:09 AM   #682
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Birmingham Park Regis
Five Ways

Height: 65m | Floors: 16| Client/Architects: Park Regis/Seven Capital

Links:http://www.staywellgroup.com/hotels/...is-birmingham/
  • A 253 bedroom 4-star Park Regis hotel located in the Five Ways area near the city centre.
  • Current status: Under Construction

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Auchinleck House by Ade, on Flickr

Auchinleck House by Ade, on Flickr

Auchinleck House by Ade, on Flickr

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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:56 AM   #683
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Paradise Circus/Chamberlain Square
City Centre

Links: http://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/phase-one/
  • One Chamberlain Square - 172,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space designed by Eric Parry Architects.

    Two Chamberlain Square - 182,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space designed by Glenn Howells Architects.

    Enhanced public space at Chamberlain Square.

    Improved road and pedestrian routes.
  • Current status: Approved / Demolition Underway










Demolition of the old Central Library at Paradise Circus



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Old December 24th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #684
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I find that utterly ridiculous. Who in their right mind would see that as logical?
It was done in order to reduce costs , they've also decided to cut link between HS2 and 1.

So in effect you would need to alight at Euston walk along the polluted Euston Road or Somers Town and then through the hassle at St Pancras for international trains to the continent. Another opportunity to reduce the need for domestic and european flights , utterly wasted.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #685
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I'd like to see eventually an extra High Speed link branching of from HS2 North of London and going via Heathrow, then Gatwick, then meeting up with HS1 at Ashford International so that people can travel on to the continent while bypassing London and also improving connectivity to the London airports.

Might be waiting a while for that though, I'll check back on progress in 2080.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #686
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I'd like to see eventually an extra High Speed link branching of from HS2 North of London and going via Heathrow, then Gatwick, then meeting up with HS1 at Ashford International so that people can travel on to the continent while bypassing London and also improving connectivity to the London airports.

Might be waiting a while for that though, I'll check back on progress in 2080.
The Thames hub proposal , did include an orbital freight and passenger network from HS2 clockwise to the airport in the isle of grain. But that proposal was put on the backburner.
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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #687
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Fabrick Square
Digbeth

Height: N/A | Floors: 5 | Client/Architects: Seven Capital

Links:http://www.sevencapitalinvest.com/de...abrick-square/

  • 300 homes around a new square near Birmingham city centre.

    The £30 million transformation of the old Harrison Drape building, in Bradford Street, Digbeth, will be called Fabrick Square.

    Drawing on the building's history as a former curtain rail factory, the development will comprise four individual buildings: The Cotton Lofts, Cotton House, The Drapery and Drapery House.

    Plans for the two-acre development, by city firm Seven Capital, include 73 studios, 152 one-bedroom and 88 two-bedroom flats as well as a 2,420 sq ft retail unit, parking and landscaping.


  • Current status: Under Construction



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Old December 28th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #688
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So much great stuff happening in Birmingham!
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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #689
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Personally I don't think they should have knocked down the old Central Library but spruced it up and found another use for it. Along with Boston City Hall it was probably the greatest modernist concrete inverted ziggurat in the world!
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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:50 PM   #690
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Personally I don't think they should have knocked down the old Central Library but spruced it up and found another use for it. Along with Boston City Hall it was probably the greatest modernist concrete inverted ziggurat in the world!
Yep, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to knock the City Hall down too!

No love for Brutalist monumentality anywhere...
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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:57 PM   #691
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Man, the library

They should have at least incorporated part of it in the new building.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 11:35 PM   #692
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The Franklin - Former Cadbury HQ
Bournville

Height: N/A | Floors: 6 | Client/Architects: Court Collaboration & Headland Developments/ K4 Architects

Links:http://www.thefranklinbournville.com/
  • Franklin House in Bournville - reputedly where the Curly Wurly chocolate bar was invented - will be transformed into an apartment block with 79 boutique apartments.

    It becomes the second scheme funded solely by Chinese cash and will be delivered through a joint venture between city developer Court Collaboration and Hong Kong-based Headland Developments.


  • Current status: Under Construction



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Old January 3rd, 2016, 10:02 PM   #693
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2 Cornwall Street
City Centre - Central Business District

Height: N/A | Floors: 9 | Client/Architects: Burntwood / Glenn Howells

Links: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...482781&page=10
  • Above the reception there are nine floors of office space with floorplates designed to offer maximum flexibility to customers enabling them to make the most efficient use of space possible. All office spaces benefit from full height glazing and a 2.6m floor to ceiling height giving an airy and light feel to the space.

    The award-winning Glenn Howells Architects has designed a building with the customer at the fore, paying particular attention to how the building is used away from the main office space. To the ground floor there is a facility for cyclists including secure parking, drying room and showers; the top floor of the building is home to Birmingham's largest private roof terrace giving views across the city centre and beyond.

    When complete in Autumn 2016, Two Cornwall Street will bring 110,000 sq ft of much needed Grade A workspace to Birmingham.

  • Current status: Under Construction







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Old January 3rd, 2016, 10:31 PM   #694
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Birmingham is looking good. Proud of the new Grand Central Station. A truly fantastic place.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #695
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January 04, 2016

CHANGAN COMMINTS
Big inward investment win for Solihull as Chinese car maker Changan commits to 80,000 sq ft


Links: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westm...-_Daily_E-mail
  • THE Chinese car manufacturer Changan has bought 80,000 sq ft of offices at Birmingham Business Park in Solihull.

    While it has been known since September that Birmingham Business Park was to be the destination of Changan’s West Midlands operation, following a long search, it was thought at that stage that it would only take 24,000 sq ft of space.

    But now it has completed the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of a 80,000 sq ft phase of Parkside offices at the business park.

    The car manufacturer, whose notable joint ventures include ChanganFord and ChanganSuzuki, has big plans for the UK market.

    Dr Xiaoyu Zhang, general manager of Changan UK, said: "We are committed to turning Changan into the world's leading automotive company and establishing advanced technology R&D facilities across the globe is fundamental to our plans for growth.

    “Our new site at Birmingham Business Park in the UK will become a world-class powertrain research centre.



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Old January 4th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #696
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Man, the library

They should have at least incorporated part of it in the new building.
Unfortunately it was clumsily placed.

It actually split the city in two. It had to go. Hopefully the new scheme will link the whole city through to Colmore all up together.

As you can see from this picture it blocks of the Westside with the best streets in the town.

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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #697
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103 Colmore Row
City Centre

Height: 106m | Floors: 26 | Architect: Hamiltons Architects | Developer: Sterling / Rockspring

Links: Birmingham forum thread |

  • Tallest Office in Birmingham

  • Current status: Approved / Demolition Underway









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Old January 7th, 2016, 12:09 AM   #698
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Birmingham Conservatoire
Eastside

Height: N/A | Floors: 6| Client/Architects: BCU / Fielden Clegg

Links: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...711191&page=12

  • The £46 million project, the UK's first new conservatoire in a generation, will open for teaching and performances in September 2017. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley studios, it will house a 400-seat auditorium, two additional performance spaces and a range of teaching facilities.

    Located on Birmingham City University's fast developing city centre campus, Conservatoire students will have ready access to media and production facilities, including one of the largest green screen studios in the UK.

    Globally renowned musician Julian Lloyd Webber is the newly appointed Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire.

  • Current status: Under Construction





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Old January 7th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #699
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January 07, 2015

LOUISA RYLAND HOUSE
New lease of life for historic Birmingham building


Links: http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...ngham-10696066
  • One of the most historic buildings in Birmingham's civic and business quarter is set for a fresh lease of life under new plans.

    Louisa Ryland House, named after a major benefactor to Birmingham in the 1800s, will be redeveloped into offices, shops and a new bar or restaurant.

    The Newhall Street building, which sits behind a Grade II listed façade, was bought by Graftongate, supported by Euro Packaging Investments, in late 2014 for around £7 million.

    New images, drawn up by architecture practice Broadway Malyan, show the exterior of the building will be cleaned up with a major change inside.

    It was originally three separate buildings - the Medical Institute, the Board School Offices and the Parish Offices building - but underwent redevelopment work during the 1980s, carried out by Birmingham City Council.









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The Midlands Engine is roaring loud & clear as Cranes dominate Birmingham skyline

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