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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:42 PM   #741
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In terms of height, is the new building to be the same as the old one or larger?
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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:46 PM   #742
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The current tower is 80 metres, the new one is 105.5 metres.
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Old February 26th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #743
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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 February 29th, 2016, 12:18 AM   #744
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Birmingham Grand Hotel
City Centre

Height: N/A | Floors: 7| Client/Architects: Hortons / BGS Architects

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  • The Grand is one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings occupying a prominent and imposing position on Colmore Row with views over St Philip’s Cathedral.

    Colmore Row is traditionally the city’s most prestigious address running from Victoria Square to Snow Hill station, within the Colmore Business District. In addition to the numerous high profile professional service office occupiers in the area, there is an abundance of quality retailers such as; Louis Vuitton, Jaegar, Clements and Church, Pret a Manger and Whitewall Galleries, as well as a variety of exceptional bars and restaurants.

    The Grade II* listed property was originally built by Issac Horton and is still owned by the Horton family today

  • Current status: Under Construction



Photo update of The Grand Hotel:-

The Grand Hotel by Ade, on Flickr


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Old February 29th, 2016, 01:42 AM   #745
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Lovely building, looks as good as new.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 02:14 AM   #746
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The bottom is horrendous. Poor design. Everything else quality. So disappointing.
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Old March 1st, 2016, 12:51 AM   #747
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No 1 Eastside Locks
Eastside

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

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  • Contributing to the growing academic centre of Birmingham, No 1 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.

    *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: Under Construction




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Old March 1st, 2016, 10:26 PM   #748
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Is that a recladding or a ground-up new construction? The original building was halfway decent. The new one will be far better.
The old building, only completed in the early 1970's, wasn't that good. Badly designed inside and not up to modern office requirements. Consequently, the building has been empty for 10 years.

The new building will also be partially open to the general public with a restaurant at the top of the building giving views across Birmingham and beyond.
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Old March 1st, 2016, 10:30 PM   #749
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What the view will look like from new Colmore Row office tower in Central Birmingham




.... this is the view from the crane currently demolishing the old building.
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Old March 2nd, 2016, 09:43 PM   #750
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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





Some recent photos of the new library:-

B'ham Uni library by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 2nd, 2016, 11:36 PM   #751
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Not seen this in the flesh yet, and along with the new Olympic Swimming Pool under construction, all great additions to the University of Birmingham campus, one of the World's most respected institutions. (below)

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Old March 3rd, 2016, 10:41 PM   #752
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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










Some recent photos of the on-going demolition:-

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr


Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 5th, 2016, 12:22 AM   #753
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A brilliant development .... will be the making of Birmingham, along with the new developments close by - including Arena Central and the new headquarter building for HSBC.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #754
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Plot F, Arena Central
City Centre

Height: 61m | Floors: 18 | Client/Architects: ACD / Holiday Express

Links: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...494504&page=55

  • The 210 Bedroom Holiday Inn Express and Leisure Club in Birmingham city centre occupies a highly prominent, and technically challenging, site on the southern boundary of Arena Central.

    The form of the hotel is driven by a myriad of site constraints including the complex sub-structure of the existing New Street Railway Tunnel, which passes under its south east corner, and the challenging sequence of surrounding site levels and access points.

    The visual appearance of the development is composed of elements derived from local and distant contextual features whilst at the same time hinting at the site’s historic connection with the famous ATV studios and television presentation through the application of a light weight ‘pixelated’ façade.


  • Current status: Under Construction





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Plot F, Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 7th, 2016, 11:18 PM   #755
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WOW!!! There is huge change taking place in Birmingham at the moment. thank you BB for your updates!!!
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Old March 9th, 2016, 12:08 AM   #756
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WOW!!! There is huge change taking place in Birmingham at the moment. thank you BB for your updates!!!
My pleasure, Sandblast
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Old March 9th, 2016, 12:12 AM   #757
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Eastside Locks Masterplan
Eastside

Height: Various | Floors: Various | Client/Architects: Goodman

Links: Official Website
  • Eastside Locks. Outline planning consent has been approved to create 650,000 sq ft of prime, Grade A office space in a thriving, mixed-use development unlike any other in the city. Eventually rising to 800,000 sq ft, the meticulously-considered masterplan will see the delivery of an urban development that's truly distinct from other higher density schemes in every conceivable way. Benefiting from being both water side and park side (and with a strong emphasis on vibrant public spaces) Eastside Locks will offer a cost-effective alternative to Birmingham's traditional central business district

  • Current status: Under Construction













Recent photos of the Eastside Locks office development:-

Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 9th, 2016, 01:26 AM   #758
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A vibrant new district being created right in the heart of Birmingham, alongside the city's brand new high speed railway station (Curzon Street Station) .... whisking people to and from London at 250mph (402kph) ... in just 40 minutes!!!


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Old March 10th, 2016, 12:38 AM   #759
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Unicity XXV
Gun Quarter

Height: N/A | Floors: 10| Client/Architects: Threesixty Developments

Links: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...tudent-halls/?
  • Student accommodation consisting of 534 bedrooms in shared flats in a building of between four and ten storeys, including a 3,510 sq. ft. convenience store and fitness suite.
  • Current status: Site cleared





Construction about to start:-

Unicity XXV by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 10th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #760
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Is this part of Aston University in Birmingham?
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