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Old November 29th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #81
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why wont it happen?

The tallest building on that plot wil still be Maclaren building.
Think they are itching to start and think the council need the money so expect and early start in the new year.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #82
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it looks much taller then the maclaren building. look at how small the people are compared to it. looks atleast 80m to me.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #83
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infact from those pictures it looks even taller then sh3
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #84
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You can see in the planning documents that this is not as tall as Mclaren, and good stuff it creates a step effect, I love Mclaren as well, some neighbors for it will be great. And hopefully with the added residents, office workers and hotel guests we can see some ground retail in the Masshouse Units took up.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #85
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what are you guys talking about?

thre application sets a maximum height of 225m AOD OR 105m tall..... mc laren is only 78m tall so this application is quite a bit taller

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #86
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thank you
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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #87
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Are you taking into account the fact that its being built on a hill, sloping down, so tallest building will come in about equal height with the Mc Building?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #88
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I've got office as 99.25m. Hotel as 68.5m (74m)
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Old November 30th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #89
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I think the office market is a priority more so than another hotel at present - is this feasible to start on the offices by end of 2013?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #90
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Are you taking into account the fact that its being built on a hill, sloping down, so tallest building will come in about equal height with the Mc Building?
yes AOD takes into consideration hills...

dear lord people just look at the planning application. it clearly states the tallest building will be unto 105m tall!
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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #91
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no. It's 99.25m tall. from FL to AOD - (excluding subterranean levels)
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #92
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where did you notice that eco?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #93
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It's on the elevations!!
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Old November 30th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #94
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It's on the elevations!!


And what are your thoughts on this project Eco ?????? Is it better than the Snowhill proposal ???
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Old November 30th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #95
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Documents don't load so cant comment. However this is one site that has developed fruitfully over the years and got better with each amendment so I suspect i'll be very happy with what's been set out.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #96
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I think the office market is a priority more so than another hotel at present - is this feasible to start on the offices by end of 2013?

Without being a killjoy and hope I'm wrong but this planning application as simply come up for a decision. Lots of positive talk from the developers, but there is nothing to suggest a quick start that I can see. They're looking for a pre-let are they not and the market is still incredibly cautious. I get the feeling I'll still be parking there for some time to come.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:34 AM   #97
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Without being a killjoy and hope I'm wrong but this planning application as simply come up for a decision. Lots of positive talk from the developers, but there is nothing to suggest a quick start that I can see. They're looking for a pre-let are they not and the market is still incredibly cautious. I get the feeling I'll still be parking there for some time to come.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:36 AM   #98
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Look at this document, it shows the new road layouts, and also a possibility of a tram stop.

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
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Old December 1st, 2012, 01:01 AM   #99
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I always thought those junctions were awkward to cross at.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:56 PM   #100
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Yet more squat buildings then..... oh fantastic..... nothing to make a proper impression on this most prominent of locations along the city centre's eastern ridge eh? No surprises there. As it stands, approach Birmingham from this eastern direction (along the railway from Stetchford) and you can see that every building seems homogenous in its height - they're all practically the same size. That isn't impressive....it's boring! This part needs some sort of decent sized tower (even 100m would do for goodness sakes) to break the monotony of the current massing. From the way we see it the only building that breaks the dullness is the one that's been the tallest on the city skyline since 1964 - the 500' BT tower (which doesn't even appear that tall from here anyway as it stands on a lower part of the city centre ridge) - and no doubt that soon will be considered for demolition in the not too distant future seeing as it's more or less become redundant (save the slight tweaks to its dishes and antenna)....
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