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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:38 AM   #61
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I saw the plans for Selly Oak yesterday and they look pretty good

The exisiting Sainsbury's will go and be replaced by courtyarded apartment blocks. The canal behind Halfords and Homebase will be reopened with a basin that could house 20 or so narrowboats. Sainsburys will front on to this, with additional retail and housing to the 'left' of it as well as parking and a 'transport interchange' (a bus station of some form). The road will be diverted and an island placed roughly where the nursery was, with the new road heading off this toward the hospital.

Rumours abound that prep work starts at Easter! Final planning due soon.

I must say not a lot looked like the renders, but we shall see...
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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:17 PM   #62
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which rendering bio, the ones i posted with the towers or the ones from the birmingha.gov.uk website?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM   #63
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The ones from the locatebirmingham website Woody - they look a bit different, but as they were coloured plans rather than renders it is difficult to tell.

The ones you posted look like they could be for the triangle site rather than the new site.

Here's an accurate-looking sketch from architect Chetwood Associates

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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:27 AM   #64
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Mar 29 2006



A £50 million new road designed to cut congestion on one of Birmingham's busiest commuter routes will officially be given the go ahead on Thursday. The Selly Oak New Road is expected to halve traffic on the heavily-used A38 Bristol Road. The scheme also aims to revitalise the university area around Selly Oak as a shopping area and help stimulate the development of a technology corridor for high-tech businesses. Transport Secretary Alistair Darling will visit Birmingham to announce the start of work on the long-awaited relief road, which is due for completion in 2009.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:43 AM   #65
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There was something in the Mail yesterday about us not being able to afford the super-hospital, so looks likes there's gonna be cutbacks there too. They need to keep the same scale of development, so I guess the quality of architecture will suffer and we'll have another cheap monstrosity here too....
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #66
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i dont understabnd, i live near this and the bi-pass and the hospital are already well underway!
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:42 AM   #67
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Tell me about it, not sure where the road's going to/from, but there's a big ass road already completed near the Medical School...
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #68
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i dont understabnd, i live near this and the bi-pass and the hospital are already well underway!
No pics then??
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #69
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i dont understabnd, i live near this and the bi-pass and the hospital are already well underway!
Technically they are not Woody. The PFI has not been signed but the contractor is proceeding 'at risk'. The car park has been built and demo is virtually done. The roads being constructed are the access roads to the hospital that will connect to the by-pass.

Good that it is finally forging ahead though! Maybe someone can have a word with Alistair Darling about the poor New St design whilst he is here? Oh, and get the PFI signed...
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Old March 30th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #70
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No pics then??
Not much to see as yet. The new car park's quite nice (think there was a pic posted up somewhere) as car parks go... and there's some mud and a bit of road...
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Old January 8th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #71
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I thought I might create a bit of excitement about Selly Oak by posting these.

Enjoy!



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Old January 8th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #72
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Ooh err. Someone going to check out the plans at Selly Oak Library then?

Looks very exciting (and big) but I dont see any 200 metre skyscrapers . Thanks alot Bio!
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Old January 8th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #73
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Thanks Bio. This will make a huge improvement to a pretty run down area at the moment!

Do you know...

- Are there plans to replace the Oak of "Selly Oak"! i.e the tree?

- Are there any plans for the current Battery Park thing - that bit with Homebase, HAlfords etc?
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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #74
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I don't know whether there are plans to replace the tree, but I think it would be nice if we lobbied Sainsbury's to plant lots of oaks there

The Battery Park is apparently owned by Hammersons (I think, or Landsecurities) and the roads have been done to a) maintain access and b) provide good access should they wish to redevelop the site.

As Battery Park is just sheds, and once the Sainsbury's scheme is up and running, the value will shoot up and I think they may well relocate - possibly Longbridge? This could become a new town centre in the suburbs if apartments, offices, shops and bars are built there
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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #75
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Lo and behold! It has been submitted for planning!

S/07902/06/OUT (although there's not much on there at the moment)
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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #76
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Excellent Bio!

You are a fountain of knowledge!

And yes, I think we should lobby Sainsburys for some Oaks!
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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #77
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Is the info posted by Biosonic available online so that we can zoom in on it?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #78
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Try this one

Just checked out the landscaping plan and there isn't much mentioned of oak tress f&n

We should still write to them - I'll try to get an address
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Old January 9th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #79
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hmmm im not sure wat to think

the original plans were for a few towers between 60-80m tal on the site and although i dont agree with placing towers everywhere/anywhere, i just hope this isnt a watered down bland development

good to see it progressing though... in any form
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The images on a fly-through I saw looked to be high quality, and looking at the information on the planning website (more info on there now btw) the landscaping is very high quality. I think this is going to be a flagship Sainsbury's scheme.

The apartments that flank the canal looked to be quite high, but I certainly wouldn't say any more than 15 storeys, if that

Lots of nice big office blocks though
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