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Old April 4th, 2017, 12:34 AM   #1181
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If you go to the website for Nikal and then click on Latest News, the top item currently is 'Two Milestones Secured For Exchange Square' and that gives the correct write up.

Thanks for that RG.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 12:40 AM   #1182
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+1 Like from me, keep up the good work SANDBLAST (sorry for the caps , it's much appreciated, always hilarious way of doing things.
Thankyou ...... AbidM!

It harks back to my schooldays (many years ago!) when my English teacher would always tell me to make sure I have a "clear heading" at the top of a page. Old habits die hard!!!
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Old April 4th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #1183
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New Garden Square

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Plans revealed for £300m garden square development in Birmingham
A 10-acre site on a main route into Birmingham city centre is set to be transformed into a £300m mixed-use scheme, it has been revealed.

The 10.7-acre site lies to the west of the city centre along the A456 Hagley Road in Edgbaston.

The plans, which have been put forward for public consultation by Calthorpe Estates prior to a planning application being submitted in December, involve creating a mixed-use scheme around a garden square.

Dubbed New Garden Square, the scheme is a joint collaboration between Calthorpe Estates and regeneration specialist U+I, which has developed previous schemes in London, the south east, Manchester and Dublin.

The site, that starts next to the Plough and Harrow hotel, extends down to Five Ways Island towards Francis Road and back towards Duchess Road.

City-based Glenn Howells Architects has looked at replacing the existing, mainly vacant 1950s to 1980s office blocks with an attractive mixed-use scheme set around a high quality public realm with interlinked gardens.

The proposed mix includes new commercial and leisure space, new apartments, car parking and a public garden centrepiece.

Should it receive planning consent, New Garden Square will be an extension of what was set out in The Big City Plan and is located close to planned transport improvements, with the Sprint due to start in 2018 and the Metro extension scheduled to stop nearby on Hagley Road by 2021.







The current site on the edge of the City Centre to the South-West.



Many of the buildings in the above image will be demolished to make way for the new development.

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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:03 AM   #1184
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Love the scheme, but a shame that it'll take until 2021 for the Midland Metro to get extended a short distance to it. It would be great for connectivity.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:11 AM   #1185
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Didn't we get an update on New
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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:51 AM   #1186
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Love the scheme, but a shame that it'll take until 2021 for the Midland Metro to get extended a short distance to it. It would be great for connectivity.
It will take 3 or 4 years for New Garden Square to be completed, this is Birmingham after all!!!

It is only just over a mile of metro track to this site from the Town Hall, true .... but it is to be constructed on one of the busiest roads and bus routes in to the city centre from the West & South-Western suburbs and the M5 motorway.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:52 AM   #1187
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Bloxwich Stroller reported that they may have started the demolition of Edgbaston House as they`ve pulled down some of the garage that was attached to the building. Workers on site and DSM fencing up.






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Plans revealed for £300m garden square development in Birmingham
A 10-acre site on a main route into Birmingham city centre is set to be transformed into a £300m mixed-use scheme, it has been revealed.

The 10.7-acre site lies to the west of the city centre along the A456 Hagley Road in Edgbaston.

The plans, which have been put forward for public consultation by Calthorpe Estates prior to a planning application being submitted in December, involve creating a mixed-use scheme around a garden square.

Dubbed New Garden Square, the scheme is a joint collaboration between Calthorpe Estates and regeneration specialist U+I, which has developed previous schemes in London, the south east, Manchester and Dublin.

The site, that starts next to the Plough and Harrow hotel, extends down to Five Ways Island towards Francis Road and back towards Duchess Road.

City-based Glenn Howells Architects has looked at replacing the existing, mainly vacant 1950s to 1980s office blocks with an attractive mixed-use scheme set around a high quality public realm with interlinked gardens.

The proposed mix includes new commercial and leisure space, new apartments, car parking and a public garden centrepiece.

Should it receive planning consent, New Garden Square will be an extension of what was set out in The Big City Plan and is located close to planned transport improvements, with the Sprint due to start in 2018 and the Metro extension scheduled to stop nearby on Hagley Road by 2021.







The current site on the edge of the City Centre to the South-West.



Many of the buildings in the above image will be demolished to make way for the new development.








Really looking forward to seeing all of this go ahead. Fingers crossed.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:07 AM   #1188
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[QUOTE=RalphGuy;139323468] Bloxwich Stroller reported that they may have started the demolition of Edgbaston House as they`ve pulled down some of the garage that was attached to the building. Workers on site and DSM fencing up.




Edgbaston House (225 feet tall) built in 1976 by Laing Development Co. Ltd, will be one of the first buildings to be demolished.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:38 AM   #1189
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Aston University Student Accommodation

Lancaster Street / Bagot Street




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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:00 PM   #1190
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Emerging practice Architects of Invention has revealed plans for a £70 million student housing scheme in Birmingham inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Backed by Chinese private equity fund PGC-Capital, the Garden Hill development in Digbeth has been designed with a network of roof-garden terraces rising up to two towers at opposite corners of the site.

The London-based practice, which also has outposts in Moscow, Tbilisi and Vilnius, has yet to have any of its designs built in the UK, although it was responsible for the refurbishment of Mayfair business hub 12 Hay Hill.

Principal Nikoloz Japaridze, who worked at OMA and KPF before setting up Architects of Invention, told the AJ: ‘We were approached by this private equity fund to produce something that would appeal to the Chinese eye, which is more used to iconic design. We had to come up with a more eye-catching scheme.

‘We don’t approach architecture in a safe mode. That is our condition; we do what we think is exciting and good.’


The practice is in pre-application discussions with Birmingham City Council planners about the 38,500m² proposals.

The 500-home scheme features two 25-storey towers stepping down to a public roof garden at the fourth storey. Gardens above that height will be private.

The ground floor will contain communal facilities for working and leisure activities.

The scheme is 60 per cent one-bedroom flats of between 40m² and 50m², and 40 per cent two-bedroom flats of between 63m² and 75m².

Japaridze said because the apartments were relatively small, co-working and leisure space would be included on the ground floor.

The scheme, which is likely to house students, will be constructed entirely of cross laminated timber, apart from a concrete ground-floor car park.

Japaridze set up Architects of Invention in 2010 after leaving his role as senior architect at OMA. He was joined three years ago by Anton Khmelnitskiy, who was formerly a partner at Foster + Partners.

The firm has completed a range of projects abroad, with a number in Georgia, Japaridze’s former home.
https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/...ontentID=17135
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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #1191
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I like it. Looks like a really cool design... dare I say it could be Birmingham's next iconic building.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #1192
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It's April 5th ..... 4 days late!!!!
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Old April 6th, 2017, 02:35 AM   #1193
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Connaught Square


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940 apartments - 63,000 square feet of retail & commercial space











Connaught Square will be built in the post-industrial Digbeth district of Birmingham, close to the new High Speed Train terminus (HS2) linking the city with London. (To the left of the image below)




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Old April 6th, 2017, 11:30 PM   #1194
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Old April 8th, 2017, 09:50 PM   #1195
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Old April 8th, 2017, 09:53 PM   #1196
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