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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #61
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But it will be a new tallest for Brum ?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #62
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It won't even be taller than the BT Tower, which is the city's current tallest structure (see pic below).

Given the 10-year wait for this proposal it seems rather pathetic to be honest. It was meant to be 245m originally, then it was cut down to 175m, and now this.


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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #63
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Damn.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #64
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Nope its not even going to be Birminghams tallest now.

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Old March 16th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #65
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P.S Think we need a new name for this thread.

Thinking along the lines. "Cop out joke tower planned for Birmingham"
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Old March 17th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #66
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How I wish Martin G's design was submitted to the planners instead of this big brown paper bag. 499ft is quite funny, lol.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 03:01 AM   #67
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499ft is quite funny, lol.
Ironic, isn't it

Of all the heights they could have picked, this one takes the piss...
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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #68
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well confirmed at 150m with 712 APARTMENTS. YES 712. How ******* squat and fat do they want this tower to be considering 4 floors (2-25m) are public domain.

Im already put of buying a spot in this place. most expensive in the city for what? a student style dorm in the cities 3rd tallest tower. Erm ... Marketers dream.

Put this into perspective. Each floor is 3m tall. Red Apple in Rotterdam is 128m with 38 storeys. This is 150m with 50 storeys.

Red Apple will hold just over 200 apartments. 500 less then V Tower. I know Eric Kuhne is fat but his just taking the short ass fatty piss with this.
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What a pathetic outcome... one of the most disappointing proposals in the UK.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #70
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Said before, but this is one hell of a disappointing short squatty ass ground scraper, I'm detesting this more and more by the day and the cheesy cliches promoting it as Birmingham's tallest is an absolute joke. Just drives me insane! to make matters worse its a fat arsed building making it look less elegant and more grotesque. It already looks a monstosity and is facing the bloody wrong way round, the angles messed up and what dreadful awkward views this will create, the original was a solid cracking design standing side by side with the Alpha tower whilst towering over it, this looks a disastrous sorry excuse for a proposal that should be rejected asap and back to the drawing board. World Class, yeah right!

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Old April 29th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #71
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Old April 30th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #72
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Is this a ******* joke!! I read about this projekt ages ago and they have spoiled it totally. I feel sorry for you Brums....
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Old April 30th, 2007, 04:52 AM   #73
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Well, in contrast to all the pissing and moaning, I actually think the design is quite nice. I realize it was meant to be something much greater, but this is still a good proposal... I mean yeesh... Its still a skyscraper(499ft doesn't make it any less a skyscraper. Gimme a break!) with some pretty striking renderings.

I really like this tower.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 05:28 AM   #74
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Some pics of the V building:







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Old April 30th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #75
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I really like this design. I don't care much for the history of the site it's on, I think it's more appropriate to have a tower of this height than something rediculously tall. Fits nicely!

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Old June 20th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #76
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V Building plans submitted

Jun 19 2007

By Steve Pain, Deputy Business Editor


Plans for the V Building - the long awaited tower at the huge Arena Central development in Birmingham city centre - have finally been submitted for approval by developers Dandara.

If the proposals get the green light - hopefully within the next three months - work on the project could start later this year, with completion expected sometime in 2012. A tower at Arena Central has been subject to industry discussion since the late 1990s.

Designed by world-class architect Eric Kuhne, the proposed landmark has already attracted international interest from the property world when designs were unveiled at Mipim, the industry's annual showcase in Cannes, earlier this year.

The V Building will be 50 storeys high and measure 150 metres, making it 30 metres higher than any other occupied building in the city. Its name derives from the elongated 'V' that will be built into the external elevations and the scissor-like roof that will slice the Birmingham sky.

The building's exterior will be made of latticed glass with luminescent qualities, enabling it to shine in the day and glow at night.

Martin Clancy, managing director of Dandara, development partner to Arena Central Developments, said: "Birmingham has supported tremendous growth over the past decade, proving its status as an investment hotspot and a city capable of sustaining significant continued regeneration and development.

"It is estimated that more than £13 billion worth of regeneration is planned in the coming decade - we want to be part of that growth."

He added: "A defining feature of Dandara as a company is our commitment to working closely with cities and to delivery.

"This ensures that our schemes are innovative in a way that meets a city's aspirations as well as the vision of local people, and we have the capability to quickly drive a construction programme forward with our in-house teams. This is the approach that we are bringing to the V Building.

"Our dialogue with the city began a year ago and we have since built a strong relationship with Birmingham City Council, working closely with Mike Whitby, Ken Hardeman, Clive Dutton and the whole planning team.

"From the outset we shared a vision to create a signature 21st century building that would make a bold statement for Birmingham and, one year on as we submit planning, we are confident that this is what we have achieved."

Located at the south eastern edge of the 7.6 acre Arena Central scheme, the proposed building will feature bars, restaurants and 706 residential apartments served by a resident's library and private reception rooms. On the roof will be a sky bar and an observatory from where people can look out over the entire city.

Coun Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "The dramatic V Building is further confirmation of our intention to build a global city.

"Dandara has a strong history of creating innovative and high quality mixeduse schemes across major UK cities.

"There is no doubt that innovative and exciting buildings help to drive forward regeneration, acting as a catalyst for further development and investment.

"The success of the Mailbox, Brindleyplace and Bullring has proven our ability to create schemes that make a real impact. We look forward to the new phase of development at Arena Central and the potential this will bring to rejuvenate the city centre."

Arena Central Developments is a joint venture between Miller Developments and Bridgehouse Capital. Dandara is development partner.

Nigel Bell, development director at Miller Developments, said: "Arena Central is recognised as one of the largest, and most strategically located, regeneration schemes in the city, with the potential to inject more than £400 million into Birmingham."
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #77
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For ****s sake - please dont post the Birmingham Posts article - its utter tripe! They havent got a clue.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #78
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WOW. i thought this was just a scam....
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #79
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i've waited ten years just for this?!

short, fat, boring, uninspired piece of shite...and even my eight year old nephew could've come up with a better design. a disgrace!
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A better article from last week! .

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Birmingham reaches for sky with V BuildingKevin O'Connor

As Dublin agonises over high hise, Irish-founded company Dandara has applied to build Birmingham's tallest building, at 50 storeys.

After the IRA bombed Birmingham, the city moved quickly to restore both its built fabric and community relations.

The devastated city centre was given priority treatment in urban renewal, becoming an example when a city - and its people - defy both killers and planning pessimists.

The renewal of The Bullring was a starting point which kick-started Birmingham to greater ambitions. As put by planning expert Michael Parkinson: "A great First Act - now let's see the Second Act!"

A generation on, the momentum continues as the city stretches upwards and outwards - especially upwards - to rival Chicago and Manhattan in terms of sculpted, high rise buildings.

The Second Act was unveiled at a major property show in Cannes earlier this year, with a display of high-rise projects which attracted serious money.

No prizes for philanthropy: as soon as projects like these take life, the value increases exponentially.

Project the market worth - £100 million of local land twinned with, say, £150 million investor capital - and you have £450 million worth of real estate including homes, offices and leisure outlets.

Space in the sky costs nothing, once you strip out the initial purchase and development costs of the site, returns come literally out of thin air, as the projects reach for the sky with planning approval. A brick costs the same whether its on the ground floor or the 30th floor.

"The sky's the limit!" has become Birmingham's mantra.

The V Building has a Churchillian two-fingers-design. It was developed by Dandara, a company owned by a clutch of Dublin building graduates.

The V Building will be a glowing icon of tinted glass reaching to 50 storeys and providing a mix of residential, office, restaurants, crèches and gyms. In impact, it has been compared to the Sears Roebuck skyscraper in Chicago.

"The glass will shine in the day and glow at night," says MD of Dandara, Martin Clancy, whose previous designs for apartments in Glasgow Harbour had copper cladding.

Clancy worked closely with city planners to deliver this: "It will mark the regeneration of Broad Street, Queensway and Bridge Street (re-zoned Arena Central), about two million sq ft of development.

"It's been talked about for 10 years and now we're getting there."

At 150m high, with a solar observatory and restaurant on top of 600 apartments, the

V Building aims to become an architectural marker on the 7.6-acre site around the old Central TV Centre and complete in three years . An ebullient motivator who likes to tease out ideas over good wines, Clancy waited until he could get the services of architect Eric Kuhne, who designed Darling Harbour in Sydney.

Clancy gave him a target to design the the best and brightest building for a futuristic Birmingham. For Kuhne, Clancy was pushing an open door: "I've always wanted to do a building which would look different from every angle and at different times of the day and night."

With luminescent glass on a grid system and a sloping roof, the V Building will, in the words of one of its political promoters, set a marker for the built environment in Britain.

"I expect to see Birmingham transformed by iconic buildings," says Mike Whitby, leader of the council whose political clout helped power the entire regeneration concept under the working title of Advantage West Midlands. This razed surrounding areas (in the design sense) and allocated renewal projects.

Soon, Birmingham will reach for the skies with four or five tall buildings and point up hinterland ambitions. Meanwhile Wolverhampton has committed to renewal of £200 million, Hereford £175 million and Stoke-on-Trent £40million.

"What's good for Birmingham is good for Britain," says Whitby, with a nod to social benefits of regeneration in a part of the UK which was blighted by the decline of the heavy industries.

Now the capital of the Black Country plans to erode its legacy with swathes of new urban landscape, business parks and residences.

Stretching from Wolverhampton to Stoke, with Birmingham as design hub of a modernist transformation, the next eight years or so will see billions of sterling, yen (and some Irish euro) transform the built environment

As for the V Building, it's a sort of iconic marker in the middle, rather like the space rocket which defines Cape Canaveral. This week, the project advances, with the formal application for planning. Depending on the result, it may be open to investors later in the year.

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