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Old January 24th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #101
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I agree about the need for open space in front of the Town Hall. The existing roundabout needs to be slightly diverted and covered up further around to allow the traffic to keep moving but to give us a new square.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #102
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so the big multi story carpark opposite baskerville house would go..where would people park? plus dont you think the building replacing it would be a bit isolated..what with a road separating it from the rest of the scheme.. maybe a second pedestrian bridge would be in order.

love the idea of this area being done up though, specially with towers like that being talked of
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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #103
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Underground parking might be the most probable idea.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #104
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we had a swifty in the weatherspoons in town last night, looked out the window and imaginged seeing AC to left

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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #105
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EK tell me more about this yard bird place. found a myspace site for it. sounds pretty cool
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #106
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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #107
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... some people thought that the library building was impressive??? I thought they were insane to say this but then.. I started to look at the building as we left, its unique and I actually have changed my mind on this... keep the concrete section and remove the rest, its an intriguing building...
I agree. Remove the surrounding rubbish and you have a unique Birmingham building. I'd love to see this become the new library or gallery.

I was imagining the view from Arena Tower to a lit up and reclad Paradise Circus. As it stands you can only really appreciate the incredible design of it as you come up to it from Victoria Square and that's just one corner.

If it was done up and you could see that kind of BirminghamGuggenheimforBeginners shape from all sides I think people would like it.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #108
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Paradise Circus

With the talk of the new library being announced. I look forward to hearing more about this. The thing I like about this sceme is it is such a busy pedestrian area everyone stands to benefit.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #109
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Thanks for reviving the thread CL.

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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #110
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Thanks for reviving the thread CL.It would be great to see PC underway.

'it is such a busy pedestrian area everyone stands to benefit' ...that's a very funny sentence..
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Old September 27th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #111
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I also hope they do this soon, however people have been telling me that we will not be expecting a proposal until about 2010. I really hope not.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #112
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Well, they can't do anything until both the New Library and New Conservatoire are completed and all that stuff is moved away, which will take several years.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #113
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We can see proposals and all at any time but for any work to start - well, we've got a good wait on our hands.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #114
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To be honest I don't mind waiting a few years for Paradise Circus to be done. I don't think its that bad compared to other areas.

Anyway look at it like this..... in the meantime we've got Eastside, Arena Central, New St Station, Snowhill all massive projects and numerous other medium to large developments to keep us going. Then when all thats complete we'll have the excitement of Paradise Circus! That should keep us going on the forums for another 10-15 years and who knows what will be proposed then.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #115
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I have has an invite from the British Council of Offices for a technical tour of Eleven Brindley Place on 30th June.

Also on the agenda is the following:-

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Gary Taylor, Joint Managing Director of Argent (UK Developments) Ltd will provide a first glimpse into Argent’s ambitions for transforming Paradise Circus.

I am going to try to go and will let you all know what is said.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #116
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wow, very good..... show him my sketchup lol
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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #117
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Very interesting. Thanks for the info.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #118
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Whilst this is very interesting and quite exciting, you can almost guarantee that there will be some on here who will absolutely loathe it and somehow blame the council already.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #119
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I don't think you can consider demolishing the Madin building without knowing what may replace it. I'm looking forward to finally finding out what they have planned.

Great news indeed.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #120
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When I walked through Paradise Forum this morning I noticed some work being carried out on top of the Conservatoire- looked like a rubbish chute coming from the roof into a skip?
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