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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:27 AM   #161
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Suprised this thread isn't updated more. Anyone would think it was a ghost town.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:30 AM   #162
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Gentings First Super Complex In Europe

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In early 2015, the NEC site will see the opening of the UK's first integrated destination leisure complex; Resorts World Birmingham.

This £150m integrated leisure and entertainment complex will bring a wide range of exciting leisure and entertainment offers to visitors to the NEC.

Resorts World Birmingham will comprise of:

176 room four star hotel with five star suites and spa
A designer outlet centre with 45 units selling a range of discounted fashion, shoes and electronics
A 11-screen cinema with state-of-the-art digital technology
A multi-use banqueting and conference centre
A casino offering a contemporary and exciting gaming experience
A wide range of internationally-themed restaurants and bars

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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:36 AM   #163
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250,000 sqft John Lewis.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:41 AM   #164
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Europes Largest Library

£190m Birmingham City Library.

Shakespeares most unique works will be housed here also.

Status: Topped Out - Internal/External Works progressing.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:59 AM   #165
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New Street Station

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New Street is the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:37 AM   #166
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New Street Station seems really amazing!!

what about the V Tower?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 12:28 PM   #167
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At the moment like all Highrise projects in the city its dead in the water for at least 10 years :-(

There is so much going on in the city compared to other UK cities though, excluding London of course.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:57 PM   #168
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New Street Station seems really amazing!!

what about the V Tower?
The V Tower will probably be re-designed although the last news was that it would be built once the market picks up. This may change again with the news of the enterprise zones being unlocked.

Birmingham needs 93,000 new homes to support a population boom of 150,000 over the next decade. Space is at a premium which means more residential towers would be required.

And Brummyboy. Highrises will be built in Birmingham over the next 10 years. Just depends where and when but I wouldn't be so downbeat. Birmingham is going to see major boom in construction over the next 4 to 5 years. Something it won't have seen for a long long time.
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Paradise Circus

£450m JV between Argent and Birmingham City Council.

Over 1.3msqft of redevelopment. Detailed design to start now funding has been allocated for infrastructure works.

Phase 1 should start early 2014.

Please not each building will be individually designed. 2 plots to be between 75-110m.

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:11 AM   #170
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The V Tower will probably be re-designed although the last news was that it would be built once the market picks up. This may change again with the news of the enterprise zones being unlocked.

Birmingham needs 93,000 new homes to support a population boom of 150,000 over the next decade. Space is at a premium which means more residential towers would be required.

And Brummyboy. Highrises will be built in Birmingham over the next 10 years. Just depends where and when but I wouldn't be so downbeat. Birmingham is going to see major boom in construction over the next 4 to 5 years. Something it won't have seen for a long long time.
Thanks for the answer! great information!


So, we have to wait...
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 10:42 PM   #171
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National Indoor Arena (Barclaycard Arena)

Refurbishment of current NIA. - Approved ready to go once Contractor on board.

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I hope you dont mind Oldbury as I have quoted your post from the Brummy Forum.

The first Phase of Birmingham New Street Station is now open, its still unfinished itself however this is the first stage in the exciting transformation not for the station but the city.

Here are some opening day picture courtesy of Oldbury.

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That train station looks great but the giant eye is just ridiculous! How long will it take for someone to cover it with a giant banner and create a scene reminiscient of 1984?

The John Lewis store looks great in the renderings. I hope the cladding turns out as well in real life. Either way, its great to see something happening in Birmingham.
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That train station looks great but the giant eye is just ridiculous! How long will it take for someone to cover it with a giant banner and create a scene reminiscient of 1984?

The John Lewis store looks great in the renderings. I hope the cladding turns out as well in real life. Either way, its great to see something happening in Birmingham.
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Bam bags rebid National Indoor Arena revamp for £24m



BAM Construction has won the job to revamp the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham after the project was put out for bid a second time.

Client the National Exhibition Centre named Galliford as preferred bidder last September following an initial tender race based on an £18m price.

But both sides were unable to agree a final price and parted company at the start of the year.

At the time The NEC said it had worked hard on the design to ensure that the scheme was affordable for the market and did not want to rely just on market forces to bring the project on budget.

BAM, which bid in the original tender race along with Wates, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska and Carillion, took the refurbishment job second time round with a £24m bid.

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£188m Birmingham library project ready for finishing touch – 1m books



Builders pack up and clear out after completing work on biggest public cultural project in Britain, with opening set for September

On time and slightly under budget, the builders who have been working in Birmingham on the biggest public cultural project in Britain packed up and cleared out on Monday in preparation for the librarians to move in.

"It's a strange feeling that once the books arrive I'll never see this space like this again," said Brian Gambles, the head librarian who for the last three years has also been project director for the enormous building now towering over Centenary Square in Birmingham.

Miles of bookshelves towering up on nine levels, with another below ground, are ready and waiting to receive nearly a million books.

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Innovation Birmingham to fuel £35m Digital Plaza project



Birmingham Science Park Aston has been restructured with the 14-acre site to be marketed as two campuses in the future. The move is expected to help to kick-start the speculative £35m Digital Plaza development.

The site will now be promoted as the Innovation Birmingham Campus and the Science and Technology Campus.

A new company has been set up called Innovation Birmingham Ltd to manage the park's flagship Faraday Wharf building and the Digital Plaza development.

The city council has restructured the debt on the Faraday Wharf property in the hope fresh finance can now be raised to fund the planned 30,000 sq ft iCentrumTM building. The property will mark the start of the overall Digital Plaza project.

City council leader Sir Albert Bore said the restructure and the creation of the Digital Plaza would help to boost the profile of the city to potential investors as an innovation hub.

"The community of technology entrepreneurs that has been nurtured at Birmingham Science Park Aston over the past 30 years is a credit to Greater Birmingham," he said.

"Other large science parks across the country have created campuses to profile specific activity and now we are following suit. The creation of the Innovation Birmingham Campus is wholly aligned with our 'Smart City' agenda and it will enhance the profile and importance of innovation activity taking place within the city."

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Birmingham airport calls for UK-wide aviation expansion to help economy

Manufacturers need better flight links outside London if coalition is to fulfil vow to rebalance economy towards exports, says CEO



Britain's manufacturers urgently need better flight links out of airports beyond London if they are to power the economic recovery, according to a report from Birmingham airport that seeks to shift the aviation capacity debate away from Heathrow expansion.

Kicking off a public campaign for a network of long-haul airports to serve the UK, Birmingham is releasing research that highlights its position in Britain's industrial heartland. The airport says it has the second largest business catchment in the UK and the biggest number of manufacturers.

Paul Kehoe, the airport's chief executive, argues that if the government is to fulfil its promise to rebalance the economy towards manufacturing and exports the country's aviation strategy needs to better serve businesses in the industrial heartland.

"This report shows that a surprisingly high proportion of the country's potential demand for business air travel comes from Birmingham airport's catchment area. But rather than flying from their local airport, we have ended up with an illogical situation where these businesses have to slog down the M1 or M40 to get to Heathrow – leaving them with huge time and cost implications and adding to the congestion at our London airports," he said.

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