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Old April 17th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #101
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So many wonderful albeit abandoned buildings along this stretch.
This area will have to be 'sorted out' before the 4/5* hotel opens 200 yards away at Snow Hill!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #102
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A couple of visuals of Antsy Court




and site has been cleared
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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #103
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Antsy Court looks like a boring heap of shit. How many seconds did it take to draw that up?
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Old April 30th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #104
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I like Antsy Court - looks pretty industrial.

Thanks for the pics Foxy
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Old April 30th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #105
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It isn't a world beater but dovetails nicely into the space.Does anybody know anything about that great looking building on the right of the development in the second pic? Very northern European looking.It's a shame that its side will possibly be blocked by the new construction.I love that roof.

Thanks for the photos Foxtrot.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #106
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:33 AM   #107
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Antsy Court looks like a boring heap of shit. How many seconds did it take to draw that up?

Yes looks like another quick draw load of bollocks, wont see tourists taking pictures there of course lol! who lets all this heap of shit buildings get approved so easily? because they are certainly helping increase ugliness .
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:33 AM   #108
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Mark - you generally don't get tourists taking photos of people's houses, and that is what this is! This is the Jewellery Quarter don't forget. Small scale, industrial, brick.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:56 PM   #109
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i have been told by the planning department in Bham council that no more appartments will be given the green light from now on in Jewellary Quarter. I wait to see if this is true when the developers wave a load of cash.....
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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:08 PM   #111
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i have been told by the planning department in Bham council that no more appartments will be given the green light from now on in Jewellary Quarter. I wait to see if this is true when the developers wave a load of cash.....
Very interesting. Especially considering the huge development they want to call St Georges which I imagine going through initial talks/planning now.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 03:04 PM   #112
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The JQ plan, with the 7 year cycle of development, has a couple of years left to run I believe.

There's plenty left in the pipeline
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 03:25 PM   #113
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I get the industrial look - the size, shape and materials all fit in well. In the render below it has a monolithic presence. The frontage does have the look of a modern mill.
But there's no 'draw' to the building. I can't see any detail in any of the photos posted by Foxy. I think it would look better if the central section (the part that's one storey higher than the rest of the building) had a crown to it - nothing grand, just some simple detail. Or if the top of the walls had some flourish, something that's common on older brick buildings (see photos in post # 99).
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 04:40 PM   #114
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ansty is an anagram of nasty!

still quite like it tho, even if its a bit low key.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 06:58 PM   #115
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14 commercial units thats a lot for a small resi development. Looks like the whole of the ground floor along the street will be shops and businesses.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #116
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Mark - you generally don't get tourists taking photos of people's houses, and that is what this is! This is the Jewellery Quarter don't forget. Small scale, industrial, brick.
You do where I live! And yes I do live in George Cadburys Utopia, but it's precisely that he put some thought into it (and the architects did) that they do.

This Ansty Court thing is a crock of shite IMO!
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Old May 4th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #117
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In keeping but modern.

Me likee.

What's there now?
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #118
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This!
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Old May 8th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #119
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well its a good point if people did put enough detail into designs maybe people would take pic's, i would do of old houses now and again anyhow.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #120
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MCD are planning something new on Water Street:
http://www.mcdproperty.com/dev10021.asp

I assume the site is the wedge between the road and the canal at the "Subway" end. The visual isn't a lot of help though in determining the exact location. Looks OK, but to my mind it doesn't address it's location very well. I don't recall seeing a planning application either
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