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Old July 15th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #61
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thought this was the best way to photograph the whole square. church street looking quirky, less like in real life *artistic license* :P
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Old July 15th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #62
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A bit lot more of that terrible sharpening effect and that could pass for a picture of Liverpool.

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Old July 15th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #63
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Great pic grafik, we need more buildings like peat house
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Old July 15th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #64
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There's a couple of prospective threads but as it's been discussed on here above here are some images from the planning app for the aparthotel proposal for Newhall Square.







http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.co...ll-square.html
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #65
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thought this was the best way to photograph the whole square. church street looking quirky, less like in real life *artistic license* :P
the whole road should have been raised. It should still have been marked out exactly as you see it but the level surface would have had a psychological barrier to entry onto the street. Cars are still parking in those bays on sunday, so nice as thing looks, it seems like an expensive waste of time.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #66
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The 2011 census figures are now out, anyone found out any info on Birmingham population?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #67
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the whole road should have been raised. It should still have been marked out exactly as you see it but the level surface would have had a psychological barrier to entry onto the street. Cars are still parking in those bays on sunday, so nice as thing looks, it seems like an expensive waste of time.
Disagree, whilst it isn't full pedestrianisation or a true 'shared surface', it is a infinitely better streetscape, and more in line with what the Colmore Row area should expect from its streets. Wider pavements and high quality furnishings are rarely a waste of time, especially when, like this, it should get the ball rolling for more improvements in the area. The streets round there are incredibly under-valued for what is often touted as Birmingham's business district, a little bit of street lovin' can go a long way.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #68
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Sorry this was in reply to feltips - http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.co...ll-square.html

That's shocking, is this a joke? It's like the film batteries not included - the fact that it's almost completely enclosed by the new building and the new building is awful. Why Can't they have the whitmore warehouse inside a covered glass atrium? and is the old warehouse going to be a museum?

I liked the Church street square btw
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #69
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I think we could do with a thread for the newhall square apart hotel it seems to be being discussed in a few threads, I like how it wraps around the whitmore warehouse but don't like the white render
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #70
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The 2011 census figures are now out, anyone found out any info on Birmingham population?

Yes Sefton , the population has risen by an impressive 88,000 in the city of Birmingham (bringing it up to 1.1 million ). The wider region has grown by 300,000.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #71
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The 2011 census figures are now out, anyone found out any info on Birmingham population?
Had a look on my lunch break. According to their pages on the release of statistics it could be next year before we get some of the more detailed LA, ward etc statistics

edit: According to BBC news now LA should be out today.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #72
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The 2011 census figures are now out, anyone found out any info on Birmingham population?
Due to the effect of this countrys extremely sound immigration policy i would imagine it to be well over 1 million.
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Yes Sefton , the population has risen by an impressive 88,000 in the city of Birmingham (bringing it up to 1.1 million ). The wider region has grown by 300,000.

Cheers Nacho

These figures should really increase now with BCC taking control of investment in new housing
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #74
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Another win for the NEC, no idea on number estimates

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NEC SECURES NEW NATIONAL RETAIL SHOW
Monday, July 16, 2012
The UK’s only exhibition dedicated to serving the independent retailer is set to take place at the NEC in October 2012 from 28th to 29th.

Building on nine years of their very successful CTN World national trade exhibition, show owner, the NFRN (National Federation of Retail Newsagents) are to launch a completely new and much larger show called the Independent Retail Show (IRS) at the NEC this autumn.

CTN World was last held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. However to help build a show that is twice the size, the NFRN, the principal trade association for news and convenience retailers with a nationwide membership of 16,500, have taken the decision to hold their new event at the NEC.

2012 will see the organisers return to the NEC with this new look show after last running there in 2007, when it was co-located with the SubPostmaster Show.

With its central location, first class infrastructure and public transport links, the NEC is an easily accessible venue for NFRN members from all across the UK as well as those thousands based in the Midlands. Furthermore its excellent range of hotels, facilities, and amenities made it the number one choice for the organiser.

NFRN marketing director, Graeme Collins, said: “We are aiming to create a completely new exhibition which will be on a very much larger scale than CTN World and we have been encouraged by the very positive reaction of exhibitors to this exciting new concept. Although more broadly based than CTN World, the new exhibition will continue to be built around a core of exhibitors of specific interest to our membership of news and convenience retailers.”

“With support from other important retail led trade associations such as the NFSP (National Federation of SubPostmasters) and the Rural Shops Alliance, the Independent Retail Show marks an exciting and important development for the whole of our industry. It is only fitting that such an important new national show is held at an equally prestigious and well recognised venue – as far as the NFRN is concerned, there was only one choice and that was the NEC.”

Chris Hartley, Business Development Director at the NEC, says: “At the NEC we are committed to supporting non-traditional organisers so we are delighted to be hosting another event driven by an association.”

The IRS aims to attract suppliers and manufacturers from across a wide range of confectionery, news and tobacco products, such Mars, Daily Mail, Britvic and Imperial Tobacco as well as the show’s principal sponsor wholesale giant Booker, generating a corresponding visitor audience of newsagents, independent convenience retailers and post offices.

The new, larger show will also aim to attract new exhibitors from adjacent market sectors such as organic foodstuffs and health foods and supplements with the aim of increasing the number of visitors and broaden the base of the exhibition.

The launch of this new event will also greatly support the NFRN’s public affairs objectives and showcase it as leading the cause for all independent retailers who find themselves in a constant battle with supermarkets, multiples and online shopping.
http://www.necgroup.co.uk/news-and-m...l-retail-show/
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #75
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Also wasn't sure on the best place for this?

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Miller starts on two student blocks
Grant Prior | Mon 16th July | 9:44

Miller Construction has started on two new student accommodation blocks after winning a pair of contracts in York and Birmingham.

Work started last week on a £12m 258-bed block on behalf of S.Harrison Developments for York St John University.

Miller has also bagged a multi-million 120-bed extension to Jarratt Hall for the University of Birmingham.

Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “These contracts are in line with our strategy to focus our efforts on our core markets. We are continuing to focus on programmes of work with repeat clients, in addition to increasing our client base.

“We have delivered a number of successful student accommodation projects over the last three years, further reinforcing our skills and expertise in this market.

“The student accommodation on Carmelite Street, York, marks our fourth project for S.Harrison Developments, with whom we have built a strong and positive working relationship with.

“We are delighted to be working with them again and look forward to strengthening the partnership we already have in place, as we deliver the new student residencies for St John University.

“The University of Birmingham is a new client for us and we are looking forward to developing a long-term, strategic relationship with them.”

Work at York St John University is due to complete in June 2013.

The project at Jarratt Hall is due for completion in September 2013.
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I believe this is the one?




http://www.associated-architects.co..../jarratt-hall/
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #76
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Yes Sefton , the population has risen by an impressive 88,000 in the city of Birmingham (bringing it up to 1.1 million ). The wider region has grown by 300,000.
Which table you going from?

The table I'm reading: 2011 Census: Usual resident population by five-year age group, local authorities in England and Wales has following figures.

Birmingham - 1,073,000

West Midlands (Met County) - 2,738,100

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census...es/rft-p04.xls
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #77
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A second table shows the difference with person households and communal establishments.

Birmingham Persons all - 1,073,000 Persons Household residents - 1,051,400 Persons Communal Establishment residents - 21,700

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census...es/rft-p07.xls
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #78
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Feltip, the information was taken from the following artcile : http://www.birminghampost.net/news/n...name_page.html

Of course , the 300,000 refers to the wider region.
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Just wondering how they get 1.1 million when ONS shows 1,073,000
If i'm going to blog on it i want to ensure i used correct data.
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probably just rounded it up for the article feltip
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