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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:15 PM   #981
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why? because i post about wanting tall buildings on skyscrapercity.com? all im saying is theres nothing wrong with improving our skyline.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:54 PM   #982
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From Construction Enquirer:

Green light for £450m Paradise Circus in Birmingham

Developer Argent has gained planning for its ambitious project to transform Birmingham’s Paradise Circus.

The £450m scheme involves demolishing the old Central Library and constructing 10 new buildings around a series of new squares and streets in the heart of the city.

At 1.8m sq ft it is one of the UK’s largest city centre planning applications submitted this year.

Paradise Circus is the first scheme to come forward within Birmingham’s new Enterprise Zone, which will get £60m for infrastructure in the area.

Argent will now submit detailed planning for the first phase in late 2013/early 2014.

The redevelopment proposal is based on the Birmingham Conservatoire moving a short distance to Louisa Ryland House on Edmund Street, with a new minimum 450 seat concert hall to replace the existing Adrian Boult Hall being created.

The redevelopment of Paradise Circus will create a series of new linked pedestrian streets and squares and provide a traffic free setting for the Grade I Listed Town Hall.

Argent’s Senior Project Director Rob Groves said: “The redevelopment of Paradise Circus has the potential to make the most significant impact on the city centre for a generation.

“The site’s combined qualities of its central location and historic landmarks creates an unrivalled opportunity to create a sustainable, first class environment that will transform this key part of Birmingham city centre.”
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:56 PM   #983
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And Business Desk:

Council backs Paradise Circus redevelopment

COUNCILLORS have backed plans for the dramatic transformation of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus.

The £450m scheme is set to become a reality after the application submitted by developer, Argent, gained outline approval from Birmingham City Council’s planning committee today.

Around 17 acres of land between Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square will be developed to provide up to 12,000 jobs in a mixed use redevelopment including offices, shops, leisure and cultural facilities together with civic amenities and a new four star hotel to replace the existing Copthorne Hotel.

In total, the development will comprise a gross internal area of 1.8 million sq ft in 10 new buildings, making it one of the UK’s largest city centre planning applications approved this year.

Leading the Paradise Circus team is Argent’s Senior Project Director Rob Groves, who said: “The redevelopment of Paradise Circus has the potential to make the most significant impact on the city centre for a generation. The site’s combined qualities of its central location and historic landmarks creates an unrivalled opportunity to create a sustainable, first class environment that will transform this key part of Birmingham city centre.

“Receiving the unanimous support of the City’s Planning Committee is a fantastic start to the scheme and a reflection of the significant commitment made by the whole Paradise team to deliver this complex application. We believe that we are now in a position to build on this momentum and will continue to move forward with the detailed design process to bring the development to life.”

Paradise Circus is the first development to progress within Birmingham’s new city centre Enterprise Zone with approval for an investment of more than £60m into the required infrastructure changes to support the initial launch of the development. The subsequent regeneration could pave the way for thousands of new jobs.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:39 PM   #984
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This development is incredibly exciting especially with the metro extension to centenary. It's the next biggy after the library and station.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 11:47 PM   #985
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are these the more detailed images that were removed?







http://www.paradisecircus.co.uk/news/
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 12:18 AM   #986
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:44 AM   #987
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Birmingham Central Library to make way for Paradise Circus development

Prince Charles once referred to Birmingham's Central Library as looking like "a place where books are incinerated, not kept".

Now, 40 years after it was built, it is set to be demolished after the city council approved plans to redevelop the site as part of the Paradise Circus scheme, which is estimated to cost about £450m.

About 17 acres of land between Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square will be developed to include offices, shops, leisure and cultural facilities, civic amenities and a hotel.

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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #988
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Old January 7th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #989
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Im liking this development.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #990
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Me to, looks fantastic. Good quality development and really fits in perfectly with the area. Cant wait to see more.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #991
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I'm really hoping the hotel plot design is based on the actual final design, would be great to have another rooftop restaurant/sky bar in the city, even better if it has a rooftop terrace
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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:48 AM   #992
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Even though I've suggested before that the columns immediately opposite the Town Hall should be circular as a nod to the style, the huge amount of vertical columns that abound throughout most of these new buildings is a great touch and will do for me.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:37 AM   #993
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Crap. Nothing iconic in this design. Welcome to Anywhereville.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #994
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Crap. Nothing iconic in this design. Welcome to Anywhereville.
Isn't this the outline planning permission images, this looks like the work of one architect, not several as suggested will happen in previous posts. I'm sure there will be detailed images of each building when designed.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #995
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The massing is what is awful, even if the buildings are well designed. It's a just a bunch of flat boxes stacked up higher on the edges which makes Chamberlain Square look even smaller than it feels now, and the line of sight from entering Chamberlain Square from Victorian square to Centenary Square is no better than it is now!
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #996
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I'm torn between two camps here, I'm not sure we need iconic in this development, Brum doesn't have a brilliant track record for iconic but an even worse one for standard buildings which make up the overall fabric and feel of the city, this does look to be a large scale quality development.

However, I agree with the massing, what I think would improve this immensely, but which will never happen sadly, is to remove the two central buildings, and replace with a nicely designed mini park to completely open up the two squares. Then increase the height of the buildings on the far side towards JQ to compensate for the loss of central space. It would make all the difference here, and it does really seem to be packing way too much into one small space. You do start to somehow look at the existing library and wonder if something could be done now.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #997
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I think the whole thing has got a wow factor about it.You don,t need 500ft skyscrapers or iron monstrositys to creat a good wow factor.I think it is good sensible planning and a proper civic centre for Birmingham.
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Except there is nothing civic about it? It's a private office development.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #999
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Except there is nothing civic about it? It's a private office development.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #1000
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Except there is nothing civic about it? It's a private office development.
Hence the fundamental problem here with regard to massing. I'd have preferred to see a compromise. An opportunity for a dense bit of greenery right in the heart of the city centre could never be greater and I think it would have created a perfect balance and create far better intergration between the two public squares and add to the back drop of the Town Hall and Chamberlain Fountain.
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