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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #101
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Old December 14th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #102
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #103
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According to property week this is for sale by network rail who hold the long leasehold and the freehold by BCC

No mention of an operator in an article that names tune hotel for beneficial building, staybridge suites for martineau house and park Regis for auchinleck house

It does interestingly state that Wilmott Dixon has been selected to renovate the building
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Old October 18th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #104
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Hotel is now off the cards, leaving Motel One to pick another site in the city

Seems the focus is on getting offices in Birmingham by network rail!

Ladywood house or one grand central as it's to be known, work starts next year

Makes you think that maybe if the JL deal didn't go ahead we'd have then two towers at the Spanish steps being built and JL anchoring Martineau Galleries

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NETWORK Rail and Birmingham City Council have appointed Cannock Developments to develop the 1960s Ladywood House office block above New Street station into new Grade A office accommodation, to be named One Grand Central.

The property group will start developing the 100,000 sq ft building early next year in what will be the first major new office building at the station following its £600m transformation. The scheme is due to complete in 2015.

Cannock’s Mike Tracey said: “Without doubt this is an exciting and significant project for the Cannock Group in Birmingham and we are delighted to have been appointed to bring forward One Grand Central.

“A complete back to frame refurbishment of the building will ensure that this landmark building is highly attractive to modern office occupiers at a time when the quantity of quality office stock in the city is diminishing.”


John Griffiths, of agents GBR Phoenix Beard, is advising Cannock. He said: “The development will provide a major boost to the central Birmingham office market at a time when supply is running out. Major transport hubs have proved hugely attractive to businesses across the UK and early interest in One Grand Central is further proof of this.”

Chris Montgomery, Network Rail project director, added: “This planning application marks another important milestone in our extensive project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station. When complete, the new offices will have unrivalled travel connectivity, with the new integrated station incorporating the city’s metro extension right on the building’s doorstep.”

A planning application submitted by Whitbread in 2008 had proposed converting the building from offices into a 335-room Premier Inn.


http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/mobil..._section=19009

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Old October 18th, 2013, 02:36 PM   #105
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And from newstreetnewstart website, includes a render on the link below, design looks much smarter than the hotel proposal

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Landmark office building to be developed at Birmingham’s New Street station

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Due to complete in 2015, the 100,000 sq ft offices will be in a leading central location above the fully integrated travel and retail hub of Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central shopping centre.

The property group will start developing the building early next year in what will be the first major new office building at the station following its £600m transformation.

Cannock's Mike Tracey added: "Without doubt this is an exciting and significant project for the Cannock Group in Birmingham and we are delighted to have been appointed to bring forward One Grand Central. A complete back to frame refurbishment of the building will ensure that this landmark building is highly attractive to modern office occupiers at a time when the quantity of quality office stock in the city is diminishing."

John Griffiths, of agents GBR Phoenix Beard, is advising Cannock. Commenting on this major new development, he said: "The development of 100,000 sq ft of Grade A offices at One Grand Central will provide a major boost to the central Birmingham office market at a time when supply is running out. Major transport hubs have proved hugely attractive to businesses across the UK and early interest in One Grand Central is further proof of this."

Chris Montgomery, Network Rail project director, said: "This planning application marks another important milestone in our extensive project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station. When complete, the new offices will have unrivalled travel connectivity, with the new integrated station incorporating the city's metro extension right on the building's doorstep."


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Old October 18th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #106
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Old October 18th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #107
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Oh joy! A random cladding pattern! We've never seen one of those before...
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Old October 18th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #108
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Construction Enquirer and the new render

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Cannock Developments has been selected by Network Rail and Birmingham City Council to develop the 1960s office block above Birmingham New Street station.

Work will start on site early next year to transform the block into 100,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation to be named One Grand Central.

The job is due to complete in 2015 and is the first major new office building at the station following its £600m transformation.

Cannock’s Mike Tracey said: “Without doubt this is an exciting and significant project for the Cannock Group in Birmingham and we are delighted to have been appointed to bring forward One Grand Central.

“A complete back to frame refurbishment of the building will ensure that this landmark building is highly attractive to modern office occupiers at a time when the quantity of quality office stock in the city is diminishing.”

Chris Montgomery, Network Rail project director, said: “This planning application marks another important milestone in our extensive project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station.

“When complete, the new offices will have unrivalled travel connectivity, with the new integrated station incorporating the city’s metro extension right on the building’s doorstep.”


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Old October 18th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #109
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Premier Inn must be happy about this....
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Old October 18th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #110
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Zoomed in version:



I'd like to see some trees on top of new New Street..
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Old October 18th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #111
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I think it looks brilliant.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #112
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Agreed
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #113
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Premier Inn must be happy about this....
Makes total sense in terms of a totally mixed development. Mini business eco-system. Offices, hotel, retail, transport. Just needs a decent 'Spoons now.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #114
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Really like the look of this, would have been nice if there added a few floors but can’t complain.
When the first set of planes for the station came out, i’m sure there was a proposal for 2 towers, wondering with the increased interested in office, could the tower planes be rehashed or is John Lewis being built in the location the tower were proposed for ?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #115
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John Lewis took the plot of the towers,

For future office expansion at new st it would have to be either
over a void, extremely difficult and costly
Build above the station, same situation also issues with access
Replace the brand new train operators accommodation with a sizeable building, probably most practicable
Or land around it,
TK Maxx building to tie up with an expansion of Bullring maybe,
Red cage car park site, odeon site groves or casino site


Personally I think there won't be any extra office buildings at new st itself, if there is it'll be the train operator accommodation site or possibly a tie up with bullring expansion nearby, personally I think Network Rail and BCC will focus on snowhill once thee st is complete, this was the remaining piece of the puzzle to sort out for the old building, anything on top now would be additional add ons
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Old October 19th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #116
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This looks better than the hotel that was proposed. Good news
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Old October 19th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #117
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Construction Enquirer and the new render



In Comparison to a google street view snapshoot:
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Old October 19th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #118
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Looking at that render again Ive just thought of something..

It shows Stephenson St being blocked off to traffic flow completely by the looks of it with Navigation St turning Left at the Eye up towards Pinfold St,

When the Metro is extended up Pinfold St to Town Hall and beyond, would this also be pedestrianised?


If so that makes what is quite a wide road at present become very wide area and only one lane needed for the taxi rank coming from underneath the station to exit on Navigation St


Could be an ideal place to get some retail untits built along the back edge and current road ?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #119
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In fact looking into things, I know Sleeperz Hotels were rumoured to be interested in a Birmingham site and I know an image was posted before but its now appeared on their own website and more detail,

This was the original image we saw before the Train operators accomodation block went up

http://www.clasharchitects.co.uk/gallery/




This image now appears on Sleeperz website

http://sleeperz.com/locations



Anyone else think a deals been signed with Sleeperz to build this and Network Rail are moving the Train Operators Accommodation into One Grand Central as there was no interest in the building?

I know there was rumours the train operators accommodation was only temporary but that was mainly wrote off as it didnt make sense for a temporary move to rip it down but this would make sense in my opinion?

With a hotel taking that plot and with the road gone a few small retail units or atleast pop up units or stalls could go along Navigation St to help build the links with the Mailbox too?
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #120
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Interesting Sefton and I concur with your thoughts.

It wouldn't surprise me if the TOA (Train Operators Accommodation) was replaced with something like this. I read on here (I think?) that the TOA didn't need planning permission because it is built on railway land and the rules are different. Can anyone confirm that is correct and if so, could anyone build pretty much anything they liked on the same site?
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