daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 1st, 2016, 12:40 AM   #861
BournvilleBaggie
Ade
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 5121

Midland Metro Extension

Links:http://www.centro.org.uk/about-us/ne...m-city-centre/
  • Trams have returned to the streets of Birmingham for the first time in more than 60 years as part of the multi-million city centre line extension.

    The £128m tram extension, which includes a £40m fleet of new trams, is expected to create more than 1,300 sustainable new jobs and boost the regional economy by more than £50m a year.

    Work has already begun on the next part of the extension from New Street Station to Centenary Square with services expected to start running in 2019.

    Outline funding approval is also earmarked to extend the route still further along Broad Street, past Five Ways and on to Edgbaston by 2021.

Trams now running to New St station:-

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

_____________________________________________________________________________

__________________
BournvilleBaggie no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 2nd, 2016, 12:54 AM   #862
BournvilleBaggie
Ade
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 5121

Touchbase Birmingham
Selly Oak

Floors: 3 Client/Architects: Sense/Glenn Howells Architects

Links: https://www.sense.org.uk/content/con...-west-midlands
  • The national deafblind charity Sense is developing a community facility for deafblind people based in Selly Oak.

    There will be a sensory garden and training and personal development zones for the users of the centre.

    The centre will also have a cafe, performance space and an arts programme for the local community.

    The facilities will be arranged around a central hub connected to the garden with offices on the upper floor.
  • Current status: Under construction





Construction underway:-

Touchbase, Selly Oak by Ade, on Flickr

Touchbase, Selly Oak by Ade, on Flickr


_____________________________________________________________________________

BournvilleBaggie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2016, 01:37 AM   #863
BournvilleBaggie
Ade
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 5121

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 demolition:-

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr

Ex-Central Library by Ade, on Flickr


_____________________________________________________________________________

__________________

Sandblast, Leodis Loiner liked this post
BournvilleBaggie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:53 AM   #864
ILTarantino
Registered User
 
ILTarantino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Taranto (Italy) / London (UK)
Posts: 475
Likes (Received): 485

This (ugly) city is getting better and better every day.
__________________

Sandblast, napowen, Leodis Loiner liked this post
ILTarantino no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #865
BournvilleBaggie
Ade
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 5121

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





Some recent photos:-

Arena Central Plot F by Ade, on Flickr

Arena Central Plot F by Ade, on Flickr

Arena Central Plot F by Ade, on Flickr

_____________________________________________________________________________

__________________

Sandblast, opayek, Conurbation 2 liked this post
BournvilleBaggie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #866
PerpetualBrum
❤ Brum #1
 
PerpetualBrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,320
Likes (Received): 5394

More No.1 Eastside Locks pics from yesterday:








http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=638
__________________
bIRMINGHAM Flickr

AbidM, Conurbation 2 liked this post
PerpetualBrum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 12:55 AM   #867
PerpetualBrum
❤ Brum #1
 
PerpetualBrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,320
Likes (Received): 5394

FABRICK SQUARE




http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=156
__________________
bIRMINGHAM Flickr

Conurbation 2, Sandblast liked this post
PerpetualBrum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 12:59 AM   #868
PerpetualBrum
❤ Brum #1
 
PerpetualBrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,320
Likes (Received): 5394

Arena Central F - Holiday Inn

Streetscape


Holiday Inn Express
__________________
bIRMINGHAM Flickr

Conurbation 2 liked this post

Last edited by PerpetualBrum; June 5th, 2016 at 01:05 AM.
PerpetualBrum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 01:09 AM   #869
Sandblast
Registered User
 
Sandblast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,812
Likes (Received): 2863

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILTarantino View Post
This (ugly) city is getting better and better every day.
Lets get this straight. Birmingham was a major industrial city, one of the most important in the World in the 19th & 20th Centuries, it developed very rapidly and, as you would imagine, it's industrial areas were not that pretty.

But the perception that all of Birmingham is "ugly" is simply not true. It has some very pleasant areas to the south of the city centre. Birmingham has one of the largest Parks Departments in Europe, and a little known fact outside of the city is that Birmingham has more trees than Paris! Some sad person must have actually counted them all!!


Birmingham, England.















Milan, Italy.



The above image, however, is not my perception of Milan.
__________________

Conurbation 2, Leodis Loiner, VDB liked this post
Sandblast no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 01:36 AM   #870
JamieUK
Registered User
 
JamieUK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Wakefield
Posts: 489
Likes (Received): 301

Brum is nice in places for sure. I think it has some gorgeous buildings with ugly buildings near that ruins them a bit and the area north there are some nice lower buildings with the odd empty gap which brings down the area alot.
I think as ugly buildings are replaced and gaps are filled people will better see the good side of Brum that was always there. I think this is the case for many UK cities but a bit more so with Brum.
__________________

napowen liked this post
JamieUK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2016, 01:38 AM   #871
PerpetualBrum
❤ Brum #1
 
PerpetualBrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,320
Likes (Received): 5394

Have you been to Birmingham Jamie?
__________________
bIRMINGHAM Flickr
PerpetualBrum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2016, 12:05 AM   #872
BournvilleBaggie
Ade
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 5121

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






A recent photo:-


Two Arena Central by Ade, on Flickr


_____________________________________________________________________________

__________________

AbidM, JustWatch, Sandblast, Conurbation 2 liked this post
BournvilleBaggie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #873
Sandblast
Registered User
 
Sandblast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,812
Likes (Received): 2863

A new hotel tower proposed for Birmingham today, bloc ...... I'm sure someone will post some renders soon.
Sandblast no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 12:06 AM   #874
robhood
Registered User
 
robhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Now Taiwan, before Liverpool UK , BCN Born
Posts: 6,769
Likes (Received): 3376


Bloc Hotel | Hill Street | 25 floors | 82.5m

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodhousen View Post
And here, as promised, is the application I was hinting about last week....

Application Number: 2016/04685/PA

Application Type: Full Planning

Site Address: Gallan House 32-34 Hill Street City Centre Birmingham B5 4AN

Proposal: Demolition of existing building and erection of a ground plus 25 storey hotel building (Use Class C1), with reception space to incorporate a cafe / restaurant (Use Class A3) at ground floor level, servicing arrangements and associated works at 32-34 Hill Street, Birmingham.

https://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/...DAURI=PLANNING

Enjoy....
Quote:
Originally Posted by smysticed View Post




Quote:
Originally Posted by Birmingham View Post
robhood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #875
Conurbation 2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 329
Likes (Received): 105

A small footprint but looks good and appropriate. What is there at the moment please? (I can't picture it)
Conurbation 2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 11:05 AM   #876
alanavfc
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 29
Likes (Received): 4

Looks cool, wish it was a tad taller ie around the 100m height but still it is somthing to look forward to considering the amount of cancelations
alanavfc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 11:31 AM   #877
Birmingham
Now Tamworth
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,036
Likes (Received): 4011

Amount of cancellations?

We've already got the tallest office tower outside London U/C, the largest office tower outside London U/C and i think the tallest Hotel tower outside London U/C. All we're lacking in is residential towers but not lacking in numbers. This is mainly due to the number of office to residential refurbs undertaken in Birmingham compared to other regional cities. (Birmingham had a huge number of redundant office towers from the 1960's/70's which were being unused).

-

I like the Bloc hotel. Part of a cluster forming.

News in the DAS also said consultations have taken place in relation to a 45+ storey tower in the same area.
__________________

Sandblast liked this post
Birmingham no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 12:31 PM   #878
brumborn
Registered User
 
brumborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 149
Likes (Received): 37

In Robhood's last post there is an extra tower in between the Radisson and the Clydesdale Tower? Have I missed something?
brumborn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 02:50 PM   #879
alanavfc
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 29
Likes (Received): 4

That tower is just a mock up from the council, there are no plans for a tower there at all sadly its just to give an indication of what the council would like there as it is a prime location for a tower of that height. Sorry to burst your bubble mate but that is a made up tower.
__________________

brumborn liked this post
alanavfc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #880
alanavfc
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 29
Likes (Received): 4

Oh and there are NO plans for a 45+ story tower
alanavfc no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
birmingham

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu