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Old October 31st, 2006, 08:35 PM   #101
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The individual building isnt but it has outline planning approval which still means its a step in the right direction.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:03 PM   #102
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I really, really didn't want to seem them.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:32 PM   #103
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Has anyone got a plan of the old Snow Hill? From what I understand, SH had 12 platforms - it's difficult to see from these pictures how they managed to squeeze them in! Can any help me?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:56 PM   #104
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I think the used the same system as New Street.

Platform 1 2 - otherside - 3 4

And so on.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 05:35 PM   #105
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official floor count is 43 floros

this puts the tower at a minimum 129m by european law if those floor counts stay the same
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 05:36 PM   #106
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So ... Our 2nd tallest residential building and only 5 shy of Arena Central. Superb.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 05:52 PM   #107
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depends how u look at it... BST os 40fl/133m.... AC 48/175m etc
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 06:07 PM   #108
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I like the confidence with which Mr Woodhouse speaks...
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 06:20 PM   #109
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official floor count is 43 floros

this puts the tower at a minimum 129m by european law if those floor counts stay the same
Great news! If 129m is a minimum, this should be stunning. Especially if it gets built as per the renders we've seen.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 06:23 PM   #110
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been in a meeting at GVA today and that was one of the things that dropped into convo
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 07:02 PM   #111
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I have started emailing to get the info on this tower as well as the rest of the development. No replies yet.
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If you do, ask about the station.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 08:41 PM   #113
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The station? What is happening to Snow Hill?
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 10:08 PM   #114
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Has anyone got a plan of the old Snow Hill? From what I understand, SH had 12 platforms - it's difficult to see from these pictures how they managed to squeeze them in! Can any help me?
Snow Hill comprised two very long and very wide island platforms. The platforms were sufficiently long that they could accommodate two trains at the same time (there were cross-over points half way down the platforms). The northern ends of the platforms therefore had different numbers from the southern ends, giving eight platforms. In addition, the northern ends were indented thereby providing four terminal bay platforms for trains from the north terminating at Snow Hill. That makes twelve platforms in total. There is much wasted (and unsightly) space on the western side of the present layout. I am surprised when Chiltern bemoan the lack of capacity at Snow Hill because there is ample room for expansion there.
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I am surprised when Chiltern bemoan the lack of capacity at Snow Hill because there is ample room for expansion there.
That's cause chiltern are running services into a station that currently has only 3 platforms. They have no control over the number of platforms network rail makes avaliable hence the debarkle with moor st where there are unused terminaing platforms that Chiltern have paid for to be upgraded.

Chilter should moan if there is the capacity for 12 platforms yet there are only 4 (including Midland metro) in use.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #116
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The station? What is happening to Snow Hill?
I don't know yet, but it would be stupid if they built all these (rather tasty looking) glass buildings, and ignored the station.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #117
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I doubt they'll do anything to Snow Hill before New Street is sorted. If we cant get New Street on the prioity list by Christmas then Snow Hill has no chance.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 11:57 PM   #118
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yea just because we want it to be white before christmas doesnt mean show hill will fall out of the skies upon us lol! sorry for that one couldnt help it :P.
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Snow Hill comprised two very long and very wide island platforms. The platforms were sufficiently long that they could accommodate two trains at the same time (there were cross-over points half way down the platforms). The northern ends of the platforms therefore had different numbers from the southern ends, giving eight platforms. In addition, the northern ends were indented thereby providing four terminal bay platforms for trains from the north terminating at Snow Hill. That makes twelve platforms in total. There is much wasted (and unsightly) space on the western side of the present layout. I am surprised when Chiltern bemoan the lack of capacity at Snow Hill because there is ample room for expansion there.
Thanks for that, Victorian.
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