daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Birmingham Metro Area

Birmingham Metro Area For Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 7th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #61
Boards
Cunty
 
Boards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: In the Screaming Trees
Posts: 10,149
Likes (Received): 364

Looking good, there seems to be a real hotel boom in certain UK cities at the moment.
__________________
I've always been considered an asshole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style.
Boards no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old September 7th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #62
ultraviolet
Registered User
 
ultraviolet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,782
Likes (Received): 0

plus the Ibis/Etap at BHX
ultraviolet no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #63
smysticed
SSC Geek
 
smysticed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coventry
Posts: 2,458
Likes (Received): 5

There's also the hotel at Connacht Square, which we don't know the operator for yet.
smysticed no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #64
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,241
Likes (Received): 41

Quote:
Originally Posted by Biosonic View Post
Premier Travel Inn if I remember correctly.

Thanks for finding the thread Foxy
Oh yeah, thats the one. I knew it was some common hotel.

I work at ramada hotel in sutton. I wonder if i could get to work at ramada st georges
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #65
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 30,916
Likes (Received): 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrAfiK_248 View Post
I work at ramada hotel in sutton. I wonder if i could get to work at ramada st georges
Is that the Penns Hall area? Very posh
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #66
Biosonic
Second Citizen
 
Biosonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 14,559
Likes (Received): 113

Quote:
Originally Posted by smysticed View Post
There's also the hotel at Connacht Square, which we don't know the operator for yet.
Oh yeah!
__________________
Birmingham.Brilliance
Biosonic no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #67
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,241
Likes (Received): 41

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erebus555 View Post
Is that the Penns Hall area? Very posh
Yep, its off penns lane, down the hill.

Its quite posh, newhall hotel is alot posher.
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #68
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 30,916
Likes (Received): 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrAfiK_248 View Post
Yep, its off penns lane, down the hill.

Its quite posh, newhall hotel is alot posher.
I know. But what do you expect from the oldest inhabited manor in the country and the oldest inhabited moated manor in the world .
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #69
morestoreysplease
Brummie Angeleno
 
morestoreysplease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Birmingham UK, Los Angeles CA
Posts: 8,801
Likes (Received): 348

Great list Bio - I suppose you could add Marriott's doubling in size to that too. I'll have a think to see if there are any more.
__________________
Birmingham - TheBigCityPlan.

http://justice4the21.blogspot.co.uk/
morestoreysplease no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #70
morestoreysplease
Brummie Angeleno
 
morestoreysplease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Birmingham UK, Los Angeles CA
Posts: 8,801
Likes (Received): 348

Isn't a hotel planned for Selly Oak at the Battery Park?
__________________
Birmingham - TheBigCityPlan.

http://justice4the21.blogspot.co.uk/
morestoreysplease no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #71
Brum X
Brum X
 
Brum X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 4,900
Likes (Received): 279

And a couple of hotels are planned for eastside.
Brum X no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #72
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 30,916
Likes (Received): 36

And I think there's one planned for the Brassington Avenue development in Sutton.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #73
feltip
Registered User
 
feltip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Balsall Heath :Birmingham
Posts: 11,855
Likes (Received): 310

From Today's post

Quote:
Wakemans given key role in Travelodge development
Sep 17 2007

By John Duckers


Property and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed on the development of a new £5 million Travelodge in Birmingham.

The hotel will be an integral part of Newhall Square, the new "urban village" being developed by RO StBernards, which will link the city centre with the Jewellery Quarter.

Wakemans is acting as tenant's agent on the 100-bedroom hotel, which will be located on the corner of Newhall Street and Charlotte Street and will face across a new public square towards the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

The five-storey hotel has been designed by Associated Architects, appointed for the entire Newhall Square development.

Newhall Square is a £65 million mixed use scheme incorporating up to 30,000 sq ft of offices and workshops and 25,000 sq ft-30,000 sq ft of restaurants and bars, plus 235 studios and apartments and underground car parking.


The old Science Museum building has been demolished to make way for the development, which will be completed in 2010.


The 2.34 acre site lies in the heart of a conservation area, and the new development provides for two listed buildings to be retained.


The 18th century Whitmore Warehouse and one of the former exhibition halls will be focal points within the scheme. The heritage of the area will also be preserved thanks to a major public arts programme that will use materials salvaged from the former Science Museum.


"There is strong demand for budget accommodation because Birmingham is continuing to enhance its reputation as a major conference centre while also establishing itself as a popular short break destination," said Wakemans regional director Shaun Baugh.


"The Jewellery Quarter is a major visitor attraction and has been crying out for a hotel, so the new Travelodge is ideally located to meet this need, especially as it is just a short walk from mainline and metro stations."


This latest Birmingham hotel is part of Travelodge's growth strategy, which will see the brand invest £3.5 billion as it targets a 10 per cent share of the total UK hotel market.


Travelodge has invested £11 million in Birmingham in the past year alone and will plough a further £45 million into an additional 1,500 rooms - approximately 15 hotels - by 2020.


Meanwhile, William Ashley Homes has acquired a key one acre site in Selly Oak for its latest development in Birmingham.


Work has started at Norton Place on 18 apartments and one house beside the vicarage and churchyard of St Mary's Church.


Ashley has spent nearly three years developing the project and obtaining planning permission.


Marketing manager Alexandra Downes said: "Norton Place is named after one of the former owners of the site.


"There is a very strong demand for property built to high specification that is outside the city centre but very accessible.


"We expect Norton Place to be very popular with those familiar with Selly Oak and the development is ideal for a wide range of purchasers including adult sharers, young working or professional couples, down sizers and individuals looking for a good, long term investment."


The first properties will be available next spring.
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/...name_page.html
__________________
Regeneration -
Changing Places and Transforming Lives.



GREATER BIRMINGHAM
feltip no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #74
fruit&nut
A glass and a half...
 
fruit&nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4,017
Likes (Received): 131

I hope this spells the end of the Broad St abomination!!
fruit&nut no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2007, 09:14 AM   #75
mk61
Methinks therefore meam
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,470
Likes (Received): 0

I hope so too, but I doubt it.
__________________
Lucy Porter: cutest voice on the wireless since ever. And having seen her on the telly, I still would.

Fog-o-Jones and Mandatory Twitter Waffle
mk61 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #76
Myster E
Registered User
 
Myster E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,285
Likes (Received): 45

Very good news on the travel lodge on Newhall street, with a Jury's Inn not too far away and Apres/Mechu within distance this will bring much needed life to a very nice but often empty part of town.
Myster E no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #77
mk61
Methinks therefore meam
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,470
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by fruit&nut View Post
I hope this spells the end of the Broad St abomination!!
Too much money to be made from itinerant stag and hen parties.
__________________
Lucy Porter: cutest voice on the wireless since ever. And having seen her on the telly, I still would.

Fog-o-Jones and Mandatory Twitter Waffle
mk61 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #78
Sonny97
Registered User
 
Sonny97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rubery, bIRmiNGhaM (or is it BrOMsgRoVe?)
Posts: 839
Likes (Received): 0

God, that Broad Street Travelodge needs blowing up - its a complete eyesore and total embarrassment to most other buildings on that strip
__________________
How Do I Get Out Of This Chickenshit Outfit!
Sonny97 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #79
morestoreysplease
Brummie Angeleno
 
morestoreysplease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Birmingham UK, Los Angeles CA
Posts: 8,801
Likes (Received): 348

The building was nicer before - it had smoked glass that wrapped around the floors. If they reversed the refurb then it would improve ten-fold.
__________________
Birmingham - TheBigCityPlan.

http://justice4the21.blogspot.co.uk/
morestoreysplease no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #80
mk61
Methinks therefore meam
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,470
Likes (Received): 0

The Thistle Birmingham Edgbaston is now the 3-Star Menzies Strathallen Birmingham. Just a change of operator as far as I know so don't get too excited. Nice that they got the old Strath name back in.

http://www.menzies-hotels.co.uk/hote...es_strathallan

Brochure pdf

Last edited by mk61; October 6th, 2007 at 05:02 AM.
mk61 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
birmingham hotels, hyatt hotels

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu