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Old April 5th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #801
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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.
I've got a huge screen about 100cm wide .... so they all look fine to me!

(Yours are like postage stamps on my screen, by the way! )

But I will do my best.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 10:57 PM   #802
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Old April 6th, 2016, 10:14 PM   #803
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Birmingham Eastside & new High Speed train terminus at Curzon Street



Birmingham will have two new high speed railway stations, one in the city centre (above) and one on the edge of the city 10 miles (16km) away which will serve the airport, National Exhibition Centre and Genting Arena & casino complex.

An international competition is now under way to design Birmingham's 2 new stations, along with the 2 stations to be built in London. Birmingham city centre is 110 miles from central London, and trains will travel at up to speeds of 250mph (over 400 kph) and there will be a journey time between Britain's two largest cities of just 40 minutes. The cost of this new line is £55 billion ($78 billion)

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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:06 AM   #804
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Birmingham University Sports Centre
Edgbaston

Height: 18.5m | Floors: n/a | Client/Architects: Birmingham University / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Links:http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/universi...tre/index.aspx
  • The £55m sports centre will include a 50m swimming pool, a large multi-sport hall, a range of fitness and activity studios, a gym, six glass-backed squash courts and various other facilities.

    It will be home to the university's sports clubs and the university's Hi-Performance Centre.

    The sports centre will cater for around 3,000 community and alumni members, as well as more casual pay as you go users, community clubs and groups.


  • Current status: Under Construction




Some recent photos:-

Bham Uni Sports Centre by Ade, on Flickr

Bham Uni Sports Centre by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 9th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #805
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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

Plot F Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

Plot F Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

Plot F Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 10th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #806
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Plot F - Arena Central - Birmingham City Centre



Another to go with BB's images above. 18 storey hotel complex in Birmingham's Convention Quarter, close to the International Convention Centre, Symphony Hall, the Library of Birmingham and the 17,000 seater Barclaycard Arena.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 12:35 AM   #807
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Birmingham Centenary Square Redevelopment

£10.55 million

Start date - January 2017 (Completion - July 2018)






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Old April 13th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #808
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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:-

Bham Uni library by Ade, on Flickr

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Bham Uni library by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 13th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #809
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Simple, but a pleasing design.
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Old April 15th, 2016, 12:37 AM   #810
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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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Eastside Locks by Ade, on Flickr
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Old April 15th, 2016, 09:26 PM   #811
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Thanks Bournvillebaggie ..... the HS2 effect really gathering pace in Birmingham now.





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Old April 16th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #812
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I hope it really looks as special as that, it reminds me of a mix of this building in Melbourne (fedration square?) and the eden project/canary wharf crossrail

Untitled by Daniel Ryan, on Flickr
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Old April 16th, 2016, 10:24 PM   #813
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We hope the Curzon Street High Speed train terminus in Birmingham City Centre looks that special too, Cardiff. Could cost over $1 Billion, so should be pretty special.

Plus, there's the second station to be built 11 miles away on the edge of the city next to the National Exhibition Centre, Genting Arena & Casino and the Airport.
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Old April 16th, 2016, 10:26 PM   #814
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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



Some recent photos of Fabrick Square:-

Fabrick Square by Ade, on Flickr

Fabrick Square by Ade, on Flickr

Fabrick Square by Ade, on Flickr

Fabrick Square by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 18th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #815
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2 Arena Central
City Centre

Height: 62m | Floors: 12 | Client/Architects: HSBC / Make Architects

Links: http://arena-central.com/
  • In 2015, global bank HSBC announced that it would forward-purchase the full building as the head office of its UK ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers.

    Occupying a prominent position overlooking Broad Street and Centenary Square and the new Arena Central public realm, the target BREEAM Excellent and LEED Gold office space will offer efficient floorplates of up to 21,903 sq ft over ground and ten upper floors.

    2 Arena Central has been designed as three interlocking ‘blocks’ and features two offset balconies, providing outstanding views across the site’s new public realm and extensive landscaping, and also Centenary Square.

    The building’s distinctive woven cladding pattern creates a distinctive façade with the overlapping masonry ‘ribbons’ colour-matched to the Portland Stone of the adjacent buildings.

    With planning consent in place, the building is due for completion in 2017, with HSBC to take occupancy in 2018.


  • Current status: Approved / Under Construction





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2 Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

2 Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 18th, 2016, 10:06 PM   #816
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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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2 Cornwall St by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 19th, 2016, 11:50 PM   #817
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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




Progress at The Conservatoire:-

The Conservatoire by Ade, on Flickr

The Conservatoire by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 20th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #818
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To the left of the buildings in this image below ....




... will be the new Snowhill office building ...









... part of Birminghams new Financial District (below)




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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:48 AM   #819
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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











Progress on the demolition at Paradise Circus:-

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr

Paradise Circus by Ade, on Flickr

Paradise Circus by Ade, on Flickr

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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:46 PM   #820
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Curzon street will definitely be the best station in the country once complete. Really looking forward to that!
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