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Old June 12th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #121
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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?
I just walked under it through that dodgy courtyard. The skips was full of rubble.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #122
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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 13th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #123
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I would say, whatever goes here, would have to be exceptionally brilliant, original and awe inspring to warrant removing the entire Madin Library.

I hope they provide two options, one with and one without.

And I hope they include my "Tolkien Square/Way" idea.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #124
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Very interesting to hear what Stel may learn. Let's hope he is shown a few renders of what may be coming here and get a few quick photo's
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #125
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2.1m Sqft of office and commerical space was whats being proposed. This has always been mooted as possibly the single biggest redevelopment scheme in Birmingham.

Wood Wharf in London is 4.9msqft of commerical space excluding about 1400 homes over 20 acres.

I think Paradise Circus site is just shy of 7.

We will see something majorly tall being proposed as the room for development is dramatically reduced if we suspect they will do what we all think and leave specific eye lines free for Victoria square etc. With this, Baskerville Wharf, Arena Central if it ever happens and other towers it could definately become the single largest city centre highrise cluster outside London with considerable ease.

These are the first of 6 MAJOR 120m+ Towers planned for Wood Wharf.#
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Old June 15th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #126
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2.1m Sqft of office and commerical space was whats being proposed. I think Paradise Circus site is just shy of 7.
I agree, I think you'll only get close to those figures if you go tall

To put it into context with the other major developments in this part of town

Arena Central - 2.3 million sq ft of mixed-use development across 7.6 acres
http://www.arena-central.com/masterplan/

Brindleyplace - 1.6 million sq ft of mixed-use development across 17 acres
http://casestudies.uli.org/Profile.aspx?j=8254&p=5&c=8
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Old January 8th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #127
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I was at a RICS CPD event last night, the speaker was Ghaz Hussain, Area Manager, Planning & Regeneration at Birmingham City Council.

He talked a bit about the masterplan for paradise circus, Glenn Howells has been asked to do some initial masterplanning and we were shown some early sketches, the big plan is to create a boulevard (Pedestrian only of course) which is at least as wide as new street is running direct from Centenary square to Victoria Sq, with Big Brum clock tower as the focal point.

Sketches were showing colonnades fronting the boulevard designed to complement the town hall.

Apparently public consultation is due to start in Feb ish.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #128
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I was at a RICS CPD event last night, the speaker was Ghaz Hussain, Area Manager, Planning & Regeneration at Birmingham City Council.

He talked a bit about the masterplan for paradise circus, Glenn Howells has been asked to do some initial masterplanning and we were shown some early sketches, the big plan is to create a boulevard (Pedestrian only of course) which is at least as wide as new street is running direct from Centenary square to Victoria Sq, with Big Brum clock tower as the focal point.

Sketches were showing colonnades fronting the boulevard designed to complement the town hall.

Apparently public consultation is due to start in Feb ish.
that sounds brilliant, really exciting!!! that is what I've been harping on about for ages, lets hope he includes some reference to Tolkien or Dickens, imagine sipping coffe along
"Tolkien Way" or watching an art performance along "Dickens Boulevard"

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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #129
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This is great news, I've harped on to so many people about utilising the opportunity to connect the three squares up into one large pedestrian area and the benefits it will bring, and everyone seems to be in agreement and have thought the same.

I really think this could be the making of the city centre, our very own ramblas!! Events like Artsfest, The German Market, summer beach, Divali etc... will prosper from this and hopefully more events can be accomodated too.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #130
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I think i've seen a couple of the sketches you're on about, possibly on the Glen Howells website. Was going to post them on here but they were rather small.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #131
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http://www.argentgroup.plc.uk/index....aradise_circus
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #132
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so there could be the sketches then.... very nice, and 2 towers!
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #133
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Thanks for the info .
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #134
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Here are the sketches:




Does look very interesting and exciting. There is definitely a very Brindleyplace-esque look to the sketches so far but with the added bonus of two towers (80m-ish?).
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Old January 8th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #135
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i agree.... your looking at towers which relate well to alpha tower and the (hmmm) v-tower, and the tower at the bottom will relate well to the HUGE tower proposed at the 'long in the distance' baskervill wharf....

tasty little sketch!
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Very pleased to hear we have another Argent/Glenn Howells partnership in the making, 11 Brindleyplace is simply droolworthy!



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HUGE tower proposed at the 'long in the distance' baskervill wharf....
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Didn't you know about the towers at Baskerville Wharf? Potentially another 150+m.
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Blimey, you learn something everyday. Cheers Erebus.

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Here's one of the little snippits we've had, for your viewing pleasure.

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He talked a bit about the masterplan for paradise circus, Glenn Howells has been asked to do some initial masterplanning and we were shown some early sketches, the big plan is to create a boulevard (Pedestrian only of course) which is at least as wide as new street is running direct from Centenary square to Victoria Sq, with Big Brum clock tower as the focal point.

Sketches were showing colonnades fronting the boulevard designed to complement the town hall.
really????? should i send Glenn Howells my fees in the post????









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