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Old March 25th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #781
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The Franklin - Former Cadbury HQ
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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




Progress at The Franklin:-

The Franklin by Ade, on Flickr

The Franklin by Ade, on Flickr

The Franklin by Ade, on Flickr

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Old March 26th, 2016, 11:55 PM   #782
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No 1 Eastside Locks
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Height: 60m | Floors: 6-17 | Client/Architects: Alumno Developments / Glenn Howells

Links: Official Website
  • 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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No. 1 Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr

No. 1 Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr

No. 1 Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr

No. 1 Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr


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Old March 28th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #783
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All coming along nicely in Birmingham.


(By Paul Beale)

The Arena Central site all fully cleared, and construction under way. One of these new office buildings will be the new home of the new HSBC headquarters personal and business arm, moving 1,000 staff from London. A major coup for Birmingham.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 06:15 AM   #784
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The Manchester folks will probably hate me for this, but Birmingham is probably going through the most radical city centre transformation in the UK. Can't wait to see if in a few years and I hope the momentum keeps up.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 11:51 PM   #785
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The Manchester folks will probably hate me for this, but Birmingham is probably going through the most radical city centre transformation in the UK. Can't wait to see if in a few years and I hope the momentum keeps up.
Huge changes taking place in Birmingham. All of the buildings in the bottom of the image below are currently being demolished ......







..... to make way for a new business district with some of the old street patterns re-introduced and subways removed.




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Old March 29th, 2016, 05:39 PM   #786
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Thanks! I don't know why I can't like your last message Sandblast since I can for the other contributions above it -no option given even when signed in! I will do so when I can.

Aha, It was a wider post than normal so just reward despatched.

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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #787
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Birmingham city centre will look fantastic when complete. So much great stuff going on in Birmingham and Manchester, Liverpool too. Civic pride seems to be making a come back to Britain's cities after years of dire post war architecture. Let's hope this will continue for many years to come, we just need to keep raising the bar for design and construction quality in all of our cities.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 11:08 PM   #788
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Birmingham city centre will look fantastic when complete. So much great stuff going on in Birmingham and Manchester, Liverpool too. Civic pride seems to be making a come back to Britain's cities after years of dire post war architecture. Let's hope this will continue for many years to come, we just need to keep raising the bar for design and construction quality in all of our cities.
Civic regeneration has been going on for a long time in Birmingham now, unnoticed by not only the rest of the World, but within the UK too ....


The International Convention Centre & Symphony Hall was conceived in the 1970's, construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1990 ... way before other cities in the UK had even thought of new city centre conference centres and state of the art concert halls .... one of the finest in the World




... to one of Europe's busiest city centre shopping malls ... the Bullring.. completed in 2003 ...






[IMG]http://media.***********.com/photos/the-complete-development-including-selfridges-and-st-martins-church-picture-id170504453[/IMG]




... to the new Library of Birmingham which opened just over 2 years ago.



.... and New Street Station last year...






... a lot has happened to Birmingham, and there's more to come
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Old March 30th, 2016, 11:50 AM   #789
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Looks definitely like it is worth a visit!
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Old April 1st, 2016, 12:32 AM   #790
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Looks definitely like it is worth a visit!
There's so much construction happening in the city centre at the moment, demolitions, new buildings, extension to the city centre tram network, etc, etc .. I'd wait a couple of years!!!
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 01:36 AM   #791
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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: Construction underway





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Unicity XXV by Ade, on Flickr

Unicity XXV by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 4th, 2016, 05:12 PM   #792
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When is the construction of the last phase of Snow Hill 3 going to start?
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Old April 4th, 2016, 10:52 PM   #793
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When is the construction of the last phase of Snow Hill 3 going to start?
Soon! The new metro stop is in place to serve the new office buildings in this part of town with thousands of new workers moving in over the next year or so.



Snowhill phase 3.

Will sit alongside phases 1 & 2 in Birmingham's expanding CBD (below)



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Old April 4th, 2016, 11:06 PM   #794
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The new tram stop at the base of what will be the new phase 3 Snowhill tower.



.... and one of our spanking brand new trams at the nearly finished Snowhill tram stop!!!



(both images courtesy of metrogogo)
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Old April 5th, 2016, 12:24 AM   #795
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Decent height, thanks
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Old April 5th, 2016, 01:23 PM   #796
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Old April 5th, 2016, 01:25 PM   #797
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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









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Old April 5th, 2016, 01:27 PM   #798
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Thanks for your pictures Sandblast. Can I request that you use http://postimage.org/ and re-size further posts at 600 x 800.

Want to try and keep this thread tidy and easy to read for everyone.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 01:38 PM   #799
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The Smallbrook Queensway proposal looks awful , what's wrong with a refurbishment of the current building back to it's original form. Don't even get me started on the randomly clad bit on top.
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The Smallbrook Queensway proposal looks awful , what's wrong with a refurbishment of the current building back to it's original form. Don't even get me started on the randomly clad bit on top.
As with everything that's mooted for development. The owners don't feel it's fit for purpose or offers a big enough return for a simple refurb.

It's just as good as what the original building was just brought up to the 21st century.

Not a bad proposal IMO.
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