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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #121
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Hey those look fantastic. Some top draw canal homes there. Loving it.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 03:57 PM   #122
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Wow! Thanks for the info Draly and welcome!

Lots of lovely new bridges
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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #123
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yeah, liking the bridges...

...will be well interesting to see how this one works out. will it be a new suburb bridnley place, or will the canalside redevelopment be wasted and forget about and people only go there for sainsburys?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #124
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Thanks Draly and welcome. The pictures look fantastic!
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #125
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To be honest i never really thought about living in Selly Oak before. It's slightly too far from the city centre for me and generally i didn't consider it that nice (+ it is very studenty)

That said i really like the centre (Bournbrook) and i really think this is gonna turn Selly Oak around enough for it to gentrify nicely in the established parts and the plans to regenerate the area look fab.
In about 2 years or so i am probably gonna think about buying and depending on far they have got with this i think i am getting really interested in moving to the area.

The Masterplan pics have impressed me but until today i didn't realise they involved burying the Electricity cables which frankly have torn the area apart until now. Well done to BCC planners and associated others as this is starting to give the buzz i only get from well planned large scale regeneration schemes. Park Central and (the original plans for) Eastside were what got me interested in planning and this is another one that is really grabbing my attention.

What with the new hospital which is starting to look very impressive BTW (steel work is starting to show the shape of the buildings) this area is really on the up.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #126
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BNS is 3 stops from Selly Oak station on the cross city. Bigish car park by the station too.

Definately do-able, and I dare say a bit cheaper, and a better standard than some of the Appartments in the city centre itself. Not mentioning any particular patchy white blocks on John Bright Street of course...
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #127
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Crikey it's massive!! I didn't realise the scale of what's planned.

and thanks for the visuals draly.

What I like about this is that when I've been on Canal boat parties you end up around here and it's a 'nothing' destination. All you do is turn around and head back to Gas Street Basin. At least visitors will be able to see something interesting at the end. A canal stop at Birmingham University for the Barber Institute would be good

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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #128
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Thanks for puting that up, I just couldn't get my head around the location of that one!

What's happening to the old Selly Oak Hospital? The one just below this picture. I think!
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Old March 10th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #129
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Additional to that birds-eye view is Selly Oak New Road (SONR) Phase 2, below the brook


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Old March 10th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #130
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Thanks for puting that up, I just couldn't get my head around the location of that one!

What's happening to the old Selly Oak Hospital? The one just below this picture. I think!
The land has been bought by MOD. Plans are for super military hospital, largest of its kind in Europe.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #131
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I was out exploring with my camera yesterday. I stopped off at Selly Oak to get a couple of pictures of the area, pre-development.
Compare and contrast...



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Well, that's certainly an improvment!

Tanks for the pics!
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Can't find the hospital thread, so















from http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/birmingham/

looks quite small on these renders dosn't it?
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looks quite small on these renders dosn't it?
No, hehe.

So awesome
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Old March 12th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #135
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Old March 12th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #136
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It is impressive. I just hope they're not planning to use the same cleaning contractors they use at Shitty Rd. I thought I was going to get bubonic plaque last time I went in that hell hole!
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Its already making an impact on the skyline from the hills.
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Wow that canal picture!!! Thats gonna look seriously hot when its finished!

Has anyone else noticed that Google Earth is nearly 5/6 years out of date for the Selly Oak area?
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I have been doing a project at work and we have an SLA agreement with the OS for aerial photography and some of that dates back to 1999!

The Selly Oak scheme looks amazing, will transform the area in my opinion.. I lived in Bournbrook in my final year at uni and the area around sainsburys as it stands isnt pleasant.
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Use the Birds Eye view feature on Windows live (www.live.co.uk)as it's up-to-date to 2006
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