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Old February 6th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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BIRMINGHAM DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY, United Kingdom

Birmingham Development Summary

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Check out this link - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=294878

Heres a quick snippet what you will find, information on each project is inculded on other link.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #2
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Wow! Neat buildings for Birmingham. The place is undergoing mass change that was really needed. The skyline is starting to look real good.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #3
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Very impressive!! Will radically alter the skyline... congrats!!
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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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Fingers crossed, the two tallest (1 approved and another proposed but due for approval this month) are both taller then Birminghams height limit so hopefully it should relax it and allow more developers to build taller.

It is also rumoured that Miller the company behind Arena Central, The city council and BIA (Birmingham International Aiport) are reportedly pressing for a highrise zone in the city center, which is very pormising news - it could see Birminghams high-rise aspirations whcih have faltered a wee bit in recent years to continue again.

There were rumoured to be 2 1000ft office towers planned at Paradise circus that would've given over 4m sqft of office space, but since 9/11 and the curfew on heights of buildings in the city they were withdrawn although now as Arena Central is in the same place we might see something significant here aswell rather then the 2 120m towers we last saw in the renders.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #5
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There has been phenomenal interest in The Cube apartments with more than 1000 potential purchasers already registered. The first preview appointments will begin on 4 April 2006.

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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #6
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The cube and the refurb of the Rotunda look cool!

Masshouse turns to be very dull and low quality imo.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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I agree (on both counts)
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #8
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I did agree with Masshouse but its starting to turn into one hell of a gateway.

there will be over 14 towers ranging from 50-110m sitting side by side with a 175m observation tower near by, here are some recent construction pics

Oh and McLean the developers of Masshouse have taken the first speculative office tower back to the drawing room - thier doubling its size, which means it could break the 100m barrier.



This is the first and smallest of the 7 towers in the Masshouse scheme













This one shows its curves


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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #9
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Oh, I didnt realise that was the smallest of the towers in the Masshouse scheme, the others will be pretty impressive then! While I dont theink they're amazing architecture, they should look ok and they will provide a fair bit of bulk to the skyline. Things seem to be looking good for Birmingham. The Cube looks especially funky!
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Old April 10th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #10
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And this is Birminghams new 175m Theme Park



You can just see Masshouse in the back, so this is what it'll (sorta) look like when all done (Included MG and CPG)

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Any news on Arena Central? It was approved years ago but no news of it has been released since 9/11.
You can't forget the Curzon Gateway Tower along with the rest of the City park scheme - That's enormous.

And another city park next to masshouse (on left)


Has anyone seen the redevelopment proposals for the NatWest Tower?
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Old April 30th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #12
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Nice!

Btw, what is it with brits and ferriswheel? You have to have one in every city!?
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Old April 30th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #13
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The rotunda looks very 70s imo.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 09:36 PM   #14
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And this is Birminghams new 175m Theme Park



You can just see Masshouse in the back, so this is what it'll (sorta) look like when all done (Included MG and CPG)

you have missed april fools i'm afraid
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Nice!

Btw, what is it with brits and ferriswheel? You have to have one in every city!?
Well, I only know of Birmingham and London which have one. The original ferris wheel was in fact from Paris however this was soon taken down. The popularity of that wheel was so great that they constructed another and more permanent one which even speaks english! Sadly its the local DJ's voice
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any news about VILLA PARK stadium Re-development? btw Im a fan of Aston Villa
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There seems to be more going on with the City of Birmingham Stadium than the Villa redevelopment. I heard that MGM Grand were looking to build the first super casino in Britain in Birmingham and this would include an olympic pool and running track with the casino and an enormous football stadium. However there were large chances that the council would reject this proposal.
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Arena Central, Birmingham, England.



Birmingham's Arena Central is to be given a sexy 'figure', as it will curve inwards towards the centre of the tower. An alternative observation is that it will resemble a "tube of toothpaste squeezed in at the middle" ....... obviously designed by a man then!

Murmerings seem quite positive about this tower, it looks like it could reach 190 metres in height!
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190m? Obviously with spire then.
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I'm not sure it will have much of a spire, more of an illuminated feature on the roof.
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