daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Birmingham Metro Area > Birmingham Construction Forum

Birmingham Construction Forum Building projects in Birmingham



Reply

 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Old November 18th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #1
Spread
Brummie & Proud
 
Spread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,893
Likes (Received): 89

Auchinlech House Five Ways | 13fl | U/C

More detail from EGI, still not 100% sure whether BDG have sold their entire interest but I thought it might be useful to have a new thread (appologies if there is already one other than Pentavia)

Seven to transform Auchinleck House
Lisa Pilkington 17/11/2011 16:41

Investment company Seven Capital plans to transform one of Birmingham's long-delayed redevelopment sites into a £100m hotel-led development.

Following its acquisition last month of the 2.3-acre freehold of the Auchinleck House and neighbouring Fiveways Shopping Centre site, the firm has submitted plans seeking a change-of-use for the 90,000 sq ft, 1960s-built, outdated office block into a 300-bedroom hotel with ancillary restaurant, office and leisure uses.

Seven also plans to bring forward the redevelopment of the 85,000 sq ft run-down Fiveways Shopping Centre early next year.

The company hopes to take advantage of tax benefits via the government's Business Premises Regeneration Allowance initiative. To do this, permission will need to be in place by March.

The site has suffered a series of setbacks in recent years.

In February 2008, Birmingham Properties Group and Mars Pension Fund, managed by Lasalle Investment Management, planned a £100m plus mixed-use scheme to comprise a 120,000 sq ft office block, a four star 200-bedroom hotel alongside a 136-bedroom budget hotel, a 200 flat student accommodation block with shops and private flats. However, plans were dropped owinge to the economic downturn.

Mars had originally planned to sell off the entire site in 2002, but had a series of false starts with various development partners, including Taylor Woodrow, Frontier Estates and Dandara.

GBR Phoenix Beard acted for Seven Capital and Jones Lang LaSalle represented LaSalle Investment Management.
Spread no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old November 18th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #2
PSS1980
Registered User
 
PSS1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BIRMINGHAM
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 38

Good news to see something happenning up this end , assume this will be the new Park Regis 4 star hotel muted for Brum on another thread - ( cant remember which one now probably the hotels one ! )

Be interesting to see what is planned for the shopping centre part,

All we need now is somethig to happen on BST or Regal...
PSS1980 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #3
sefton66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 409

May aswel repost this here...


Quote:
Originally Posted by sefton66 View Post
another big one...

cladding will be replaced but like for like with higher standard spec.
Quote:
Application Details
Application Number 2011/07552/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address Auchinleck House Broad Street Birmingham B15 1DL
Proposal Change of use from office (use class B1) to 300 bedroom hotel (use class C1) with ancillary restaurant, meeting rooms, fitness room, office accommodation, plant and service area with associated external alterations
and some info on the tennant taken from the app...

3.10 SWHG operates two high profile hotel brands - Leisure Inn and Park Regis. Each brand offers guests a quality hotel experience within distinctive sectors of the accommodation market. For Auchinleck House, the proposal is to introduce the Park Regis brand, it will be the first investment for the group in the European hotel market.

3.13 The Stay Well Group is not currently represented within Europe and therefore the proposed development will be a flagship scheme for the groups introduction within the UK and European market.

5.6......This will be one of only nine, 4 star hotels within the inner ring of the Birmingham City Centre.
sefton66 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #4
nigeman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,199
Likes (Received): 34

Quote:
Originally Posted by PSS1980 View Post
Good news to see something happenning up this end , assume this will be the new Park Regis 4 star hotel muted for Brum on another thread - ( cant remember which one now probably the hotels one ! )

Be interesting to see what is planned for the shopping centre part,

All we need now is somethig to happen on BST or Regal...

Yes this is good news, the middle to top end of Broad st has loads of proposals but nothing much coming through... the Hampton by Hilton is a start, but there is still an air of depression when you pass Novotel. The crumbing Old Orleans and Brannigans being examples that you would think would be prime money making spots
nigeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #5
SuttonBluenose
All Hail Carl Chinn
 
SuttonBluenose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pyongyang
Posts: 1,606
Likes (Received): 8

I walk past this dump every day. Does this mean all the shops below will be going? there's a few decent names under there-greggs, boots, a few betting places. It definately is time to transform that wreck.
__________________
"It is a well-provisioned ship, this on which we sail through space."

Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879), Book IV Chapter II
SuttonBluenose no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2011, 03:34 PM   #6
Brum X
Brum X
 
Brum X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 4,529
Likes (Received): 185

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuttonBluenose View Post
I walk past this dump every day. Does this mean all the shops below will be going? there's a few decent names under there-greggs, boots, a few betting places. It definately is time to transform that wreck.


Agree with you, its a mess.
Brum X no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM   #7
sefton66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 409

BUMP

Another app gone in today.... looks like were getting another rooftop restaurant in the city and the street level will be refurbished...

Quote:
Application Details
Application Number 2011/08518/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address Auchinleck House/Five Ways Shopping Centre Broad Street Birmingham
Proposal Mixed use scheme comprising part demolition of the existing shopping centre, change of use of Auchinleck House to 300 bed hotel, roof top restaurant & bar, refurbished retail facilities and erection of new banqueting and conference halls with business and spa, basement car parking and associated works.
best images on app for scheme...

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP

and

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
sefton66 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:24 PM   #8
Spread
Brummie & Proud
 
Spread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,893
Likes (Received): 89

Not sure whether we already knew that the hotel will be a Park Regis. Looks good to me.
Spread no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:29 PM   #9
sefton66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 409

post #3... keep up
sefton66 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:00 PM   #10
-Stiggy-
Registered User
 
-Stiggy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nottingham/Birmingham
Posts: 447
Likes (Received): 0

Am I reading it right that they want to add a floor, pretty much all glass with sloping roof for the restaurant? Would look good at night that.

2nd render suggests that the concrete parts will be clad over in metal panels. The less concrete on show the better in my opinion.
-Stiggy- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:22 PM   #11
brumwill
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 166
Likes (Received): 2

Like :-)
brumwill no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:58 PM   #12
sefton66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 409

some bits taken from the app....
Quote:
3.14 This will involve the demolition of the existing canopy structure as highlighted within the supporting architectural drawings. A new roof level floor will be created with a glass walling and 360 degree panoramic views across the city. The "restaurant" will look to use an internally lit cieling to create a new landmark feature for the City Centre. The facility will also provide access to a "sky bar and roof terrace at a further upper mezzanine Level.

Quote:
3.16 The demolition of the existing "rear" portion of the site, which fronts onto Tennant Street and St Martins Street will make way for replacement retail facilities, conferencing/banqueting and business centre uses.
Quote:
3.17 The new foodstore unit will meet a "niche" market need in this location.....
Quote:
3.18 The proposals will also include a 1200 person banqueting hall or 2000 seated conferencing centre which will be provided as part of the new build element of the scheme and accessed via the creation of a principal 3 storey height entrance off Broad Street
Quote:
3.24 Parking for 205 vehicles on site will be provided to service the overall development.
sefton66 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #13
-Stiggy-
Registered User
 
-Stiggy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nottingham/Birmingham
Posts: 447
Likes (Received): 0

Nice one, they have beefed up the original proposals by the sound of it.
-Stiggy- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #14
woodhousen
Moderator
 
woodhousen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Leeds/Birmingham, UK
Posts: 11,098
Likes (Received): 50

im very very impressed!!!
__________________
Simply BIRMINGHAM
woodhousen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 12:27 AM   #15
ReissOmari
Birmingham - #1
 
ReissOmari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,618
Likes (Received): 337

I like the glass roof, hopefully it can pull in some new tenants to.

Travelodge really need to take a look at all the hotel on and around Broad Street, including this and the refurbed Cumberland. It either needs demolishing or a big refurbishment, they can deliver quality as seen at Carrs Lane and Upper Dean Street
__________________
ReissOmari..

ReissOmari no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 04:02 AM   #16
nigeman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,199
Likes (Received): 34

I really like this and what it could do for Five Ways and Broad Street. Get the feeling it is cashing in on the inevitable doomed Regal proposal with the 1200 seat banqueting room and conference facilities.
nigeman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #17
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 30,893
Likes (Received): 20

I don't know, an awful lot of hotel applications come with conferencing facilities attached to them, especially in cases like this where there is a lot of room to allow for them.


I'm liking the look of this though, it's very tasteful. 5plus Architects have a very good, extensive track record in Manchester so we can be sure that this will be a quality project.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #18
woodhousen
Moderator
 
woodhousen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Leeds/Birmingham, UK
Posts: 11,098
Likes (Received): 50

i just think the adding of a glass froof on to the block could really finish the building off and make a real statement... it must be expensive though!!
__________________
Simply BIRMINGHAM
woodhousen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #19
Key_In_Dudley
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 85
Likes (Received): 1

Looking at the plans and the fact the foodstore will service a 'niche' market, I wonder if this has been earmarked for Waitrose?
Key_In_Dudley no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #20
ReissOmari
Birmingham - #1
 
ReissOmari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,618
Likes (Received): 337

Quote:
Originally Posted by Key_In_Dudley View Post
Looking at the plans and the fact the foodstore will service a 'niche' market, I wonder if this has been earmarked for Waitrose?
way that new retail unit it huge, and a waitrose would suit it.
__________________
ReissOmari..

ReissOmari no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 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