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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #121
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After further thought I think this is the newbuild element of Brindley House and therefore at completely the opposite end of Water Street (I forgot it carried on the other side of Ludgate Hill). The multimap link on the website is a bit misleading
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I really like the look of this - elegant and not over showy.

Not sure where it is going though - it could well be the Brindley House end. Thanks for the info spread
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #123
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It's a little different to the other apartment blocks going up so I guess I could learn to like it...
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Old May 11th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #124
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cool development, im a lilte lost where it is though!
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Old July 5th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #125
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does anyone know whats being built at Legge Lane ?

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Old July 6th, 2007, 01:33 AM   #126
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By Joanna Geary, Business Staff


A rising demand for unique commissions could be the key to increasing the profile of Birmingham jewellery makers amongst consumers, a local expert has said.

Gay Penfold, manager of the the University of Central England's Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, said the tradition of London-based companies subcontracting to Birmingham firms meant customers were often unaware that their purchases had a Midlands link.

Speaking as the JIIC celebrates its tenth anniversary, Ms Penfold said there was increasing opportunities for jewellers to make their names with commissioned works.

She said: "Birmingham has always been world-renowned for jewellery within the industry itself, but the tradition is that that large London luxury houses will subcontract to skilled craftspeople in the West Midlands.

"In a sense this doesn't matter as it is more important that the industry understands the link, but it does mean that sometimes the work of skilled Birmingham jewellers is not as publicly acknowledged as it might be."


But, Ms Penfold said, the increasing interest in "made to order" products presented a real opportunity for Birmingham's jewellers.


She added: "We are starting to see much more demand for bespoke products.


"People want to feel that, as a customer, they are getting something special made just for them or they have bought a limited edition.


"This trend is even emerging on the high street in shops such as Marks & Spencers where clothes will only be out in store for a week.


"It is certainly a growth area in the jewellery industry. Customers have become more design aware and they don't want to be seen wearing the same ring or broach as everybody else.


"Jewellery, particularly, has personal connotations to the buyer and commissioning gives them the sense that the product is special."


Since its opening in 1997, the JIIC has helped more than 300 individuals and businesses by introducing them to new technological developments, including rapid-prototyping and computer-aided design.


The centre works with businesses ranging in size from 25 employees to one-man bands.


Ms Penfold, who gained a masters degree at the Royal College of Art before joining UCE in 1992, said: "Design and technology should always go together. I don't think technology on its own is interesting - the design is absolutely vital, which is why we also have two designers working with us as part of the JIIC.


"But technology can help to keep a businesses competitive. This industry is very special, particularly in Birmingham. I witnessed the demise of silversmithing in Sheffield and I wouldn't want to see something similar happen here to the jewellery industry.


"The sector has got its challenges, in common with other industries such as leather.


"But there is hope and I hope we see the mass market subside slightly as more bespoke goods and unique pieces become popular."


As part of its anniversary the JIIC is holding a celebration of its work today and tomorrow at UCE's School of Jewellery.


The event will showcase the work of local designers, industry seminars and demonstrations of new technology.


Tomorrow will also see a seminar predicting jewellery fashions for 2008 from Paola de Luca of Italy's Trend Jewellery Forecasting.


Ms Penfold said: "We wanted our tenth anniversary celebrations to highlight the new products and commercial achievements of the companies that we have helped over the years. Our assistance has helped many to generate new sales and enter new markets, in addition many have won awards and acclaim."
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #127
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Here are some pics of the demolition of parts of the Birmingham Mint site.

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Old July 16th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #128
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Am so glad this is going ahead,

who is the builder, there is absolutely nothing about this development on the web ?

the lift in the chimney sounds cool, I wonder if it will be commercial units and housing, as its a massive site
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Old July 16th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #129
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Taken from today's Mail.

Festival is a gem in city's heartJul 16 2007
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By Lee Kenny, Birmingham Mail

ORGANISERS of Birmingham Jewellery Quarter's first ever arts fair declared it was a sparkling success as thousands of visitors flocked to the event.

The Arts and Designer Craft Festival was held on Saturday and boasted a range of activities and demonstrations, all showcasing the wealth of talent based in Hockley.

Events were staged at The Big Peg and at St Paul's Square as crowds enjoyed live music, food stalls and the chance to see the very latest designs.

Birmingham's world famous Jewellery Quarter plays host to a vibrant art scene with more than 50 contemporary designers and four galleries.

The aim of the event was to attract families as well as serious collectors with activities including a Harry Potter competition at the Pen Museum and free vintage bus rides featuring the 1957 Flights Coach which took Villa to Wembley that year.


Organiser Anna Gibson said: "It was great, we had a steady stream of people all day."
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Old July 18th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #130
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the builder for Mint is Elmondstone. They do a good line in restoration so I believe.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #131
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the builder for Mint is Elmondstone. They do a good line in restoration so I believe.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 12:46 AM   #132
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does anyone know whats being built at Legge Lane ?

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You mean this?



No idea!

Sign across the road ...


College of Food and Tourism site.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:36 PM   #133
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The Banner Homes websites says that they have brought the Dodd Homes sites including Legge Lane:
COMING SOON ... Seventy eight one and two bedroom apartments, no piccies though.

The other building is an extension to the Argent Centre:
http://www.prince-warnes.com/properties_argent.htm
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #134
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Planning App:

C/04390/07/FUL

Date application received
18/07/2007

Date application registered
18/07/2007

Status
Awaiting PP/Cons Exp

Location
Carver Street/Pope Street, land at, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham,

Proposal
Erection of 4-storey building, containing 6 commercial units with 30 residential apartments above

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18/07/2007

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22/08/2007

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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #135
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Does the application include the pub?
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Oh, thanks for that - that is definately new to me. The pub may not be included in that planning application but surely it wouldn't stay derelict with so much new building going on around it?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 06:56 PM   #137
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Its not very exciting to report but looks like council selling small plot of land in Jewellery Quarter which might be a plot worth developing into something at some point such as apartments.

http://80.86.36.120/vault/XDDocStore...20Caroline.pdf

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Application number: C/03378/07/FUL

Date application received: 04/06/2007
Date application registered: 07/06/2007

Status: Defer for Sect 106

Location: Warstone Lane / Carver Street, Hockley, Birmingham - land to corner of,

Proposal: Alterations to block A (as approved under ref C/04357/04/FUL & C/07105/05/FUL) to allow number of apartments to be increased from 49 to 61 and enlargement of basement car park to increase number of spaces from 60 to 76

Applicant name and address:
Morris Homes West Midlands
Delta House
Pendeford Business PArk
Wobaston Road
Wolverhampton
WV9 5HA

Agent name and address:
I D Partnership
6 Queen Victoria Road
Coventry
CV1 3JH

Council decision: Under consideration
Decision date: n/a
Start date: 07/06/2007
End date: 11/07/2007
Decision will be made on August 9.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #139
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End of the line for historic silversmithsAug 8 2007
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By Rhona Ganguly

Visitors to JW Evans & Sons Ltd in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter would be forgiven for thinking they have stepped back in time.

Neither the original dies nor the machinery belonging to the turn-of-the-century silversmiths in Albion Street, Hockley, have been altered in decades.

But it seems the hidden city gem - the perfect location for a working museum to celebrate Birmingham's declining silver industry - is about to be lost forever.

Click below for article and pics.
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I'm a little confused. Is this a museum or still a factory?
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