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Old January 27th, 2017, 09:23 PM   #1081
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With the Axis Square, Arena Central & Paradise office and mixed use developments currently under way all in close proximity, they have the potential to shift the focus of Birmingham's CBD away from it's traditional heart around Colmore Row. The thousands employed by the relocation of HSBC & also Deutsche Bank at Brindleyplace will emphasize this.


Birmingham's traditional CBD around Colmore Row.







Images 2 and 3 above show office buildings that will shortly be under way .... the core is rising in image 3 already, see images below ......




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Old January 28th, 2017, 10:32 PM   #1082
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Left Bank Apartment Towers - Birmingham (Under construction)





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Old January 29th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #1083
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One - Chamberlain Square, Birmingham (Under construction)

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Mock-up of the materials to be used for the cladding & glazing.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #1084
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Brum getting it on point, projects that will bring cohesion between east and west of the city, decent quality too. Want to ask, regarding Smithfields Market regeneration, had funding in place for the proposal?
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Old January 30th, 2017, 09:39 PM   #1085
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Qatari investors in talks with Birmingham over Smithfield and Curzon Street developments


Birmingham is ready for post-Brexit global trade and investment following visit to Doha says council leader.

Birmingham has taken a major step towards securing millions of pounds of investment in the Curzon Street and Smithfield developments following a trade mission to the oil-rich state of Qatar it is claimed.

Council leader John Clancy led a delegation to Doha to market Birmingham’s regeneration projects and housing developments to potential investors at a range of meetings. Birmingham is believed to be the first UK council to visit Qatar on an inward investment mission.
Birmingham will also host a UK-Qatar trade conference in March, the first time such an even has been staged outside of London.

Talks included investment opportunities around the £500 million Smithfield redevelopment of Birmingham’s wholesale markets area, the £1 billion Curzon HS2 investment plan, as well as proposals for large-scale housing development.

Cllr Clancy said that historically Birmingham has relied on investment from Europe and the EU, but that needs to change following Brexit.
He said: “It’s no good sitting back complaining about Britain leaving the EU. Cities like Birmingham must get out across the world and say ‘this is who we are, this is what we can offer to investors’.

“We have had strong input from the Department of International Trade, strong embassy support -- that says a lot about government policy.




“Birmingham is off the starting blocks in the post-Brexit race. There are a huge range of options for big capital investment across the city, ranging from hugely significant regeneration schemes like Smithfield and Curzon, down to smaller shovel-ready projects.”
He added that he also pitched housing projects to the Qatari ministers and business leaders.

He was joined by Neil Rami, the chief executive of inward investment group Marketing Birmingham, and Waheed Nazir, Birmingham City Council’s strategic director for the economy.



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SNOWHILL PHASE 3 - Birmingham - (Under construction)

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Old February 5th, 2017, 09:51 PM   #1087
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Arena Central - Birmingham

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The top one of Arena Central was by Mac McCreery (that PB shared).

https://instagram.com/p/BQIbX-HgXmg/
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Old February 5th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #1089
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The top one of Arena Central was by Mac McCreery (that PB shared).

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Thanks ell. Can you point me in the direction of other McCreery Birmingham images?
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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:41 PM   #1090
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Old February 7th, 2017, 12:17 AM   #1091
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55 COLMORE ROW - BIRMINGHAM

Refurbishment - almost complete


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Old February 7th, 2017, 12:32 AM   #1092
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GRAND HOTEL - BIRMINGHAM

Restoration - almost complete




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Old February 7th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #1093
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55 Colmore Row and the Grand Hotel - f*** me are they beautiful.
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55 Colmore Row and the Grand Hotel - f*** me are they beautiful.

Believe it or not, Colmore Row and the surrounding streets at the heart of Birmingham's CBD are quite often used as a 'substitute' location in films for London & Paris! Those two wonderful cities are more expensive to film in than Birmingham. The Victorian centre of Birmingham, what is left of it, is quite beautiful and often comes as a nice surprise to first time visitors who are expecting a grimy industrial centre. But it is industry, lots of it, that made Birmingham what it is today.





Other buildings in the Greater Colmore Row area .....









Plus, Colmore Row is about to get a £10 million makeover, making the area more pedestrian friendly .......

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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:30 PM   #1096
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PLOT G, ARENA CENTRAL - BIRMINGHAM

Apartment Building - Site preparation

Birmingham's 'least' anticipated new apartment building about to start.










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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #1097
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PLOT F, ARENA CENTRAL - BIRMINGHAM

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Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham City Centre - to add to Birmingham's list of Holiday Inn Express hotels!!!






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Old February 12th, 2017, 11:20 PM   #1098
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3 Snowhill, phase 4 - Birmingham (Under construction)

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The largest office development currently under construction in the UK outside of London, and at almost 450,000 sq ft of office space 3 Snowhill will be the largest speculatively built office tower ever built outside of the capital.

The current site from various angles.










The overall plan.








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Old February 14th, 2017, 09:19 PM   #1099
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Arena Central - Plot F, Birmingham.


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The gold statue captures three of the most influential people of the 18th Century as far as the Industiral Revolution is concerned. Matthew Boulton, James Watt & William Murdoch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton,_Watt_and_Murdoch

Every country on our planet can thank these guys for what has come since.

Birmingham .... city of a thousand trades!
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Old February 14th, 2017, 11:18 PM   #1100
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2 Chamberlain Square, Birmingham.

Major redevelopment around Birmingham's Cultural Quarter. Demolition now almost complete, construction has commenced.











Construction site.






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