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Old December 14th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #61
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Im not sure what to make of it. The front elevation onto Digbeth High Street I like, but the rest seems a bit too 'mish-mash' for my liking
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Old December 15th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #62
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The Digbeth elevation is a mess, but I like it.

It's messy in a lively sort of way.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #63
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Considering what's there now, I don't really mind, it's an improvement.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #64
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I quite like it. It combines quite a lot of materials and styles quite well without trying to go overboard. It's not a repeated pile of crap. It also looks like a quality design - especially as it is designed by Associated Architects. I like how there is a square in the centre too. But, it does strike me as a building that will only look good on a sunny day and will look pretty depressing when it's cloudy or raining - odd point to bring up, I know.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #65
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I can't remember what's there now! So must be good then!
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Old December 15th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #66
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I think the temporary coach station is there at the mo.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #67
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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #68
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A new planning app that looks quite smart and infills some more disused space near Custard Factory from Bryant Priest Newman. Also a green wall too.

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C/07449/07/FUL

Date application received
06/12/2007

Date application registered
17/12/2007

Date application decided

Location
25 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AE

Proposal
Erection of a five storey office building with additional A1 and A2 uses at ground floor level

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Under consideration
The site is located on Heath Mill Lane in the Digbeth Area of Birmingham, behind
the Custard Factory and adjacent to the Old Crown Public house.
The proposed development consists of commercial office units over ground ,first,
second, third and fourth floors. Provision for car parking is provided undercroft on
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Old December 17th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #69
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I like that but that Smithfield one is awful.

It's as though they've taken all the crap influences from 70's architecture and made it even more tacky! Horrible!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #71
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A new era for Birmingham's Irish Centre
Feb 29 2008 By Jane Tyler, Birmingham Mail

A CHARITY which helps Birmingham's Irish community is celebrating the dawn of a new era.

The Irish and Welfare Information Centre has moved out of its base in Digbeth's Irish Club to new £300,000 premises.

Its new home is in St Anne's Community Centre in Alcester Street, Deritend, and yesterday was the official opening and blessing.

Staff also used the occasion to take delivery of a new minibus suitable for wheelchairs.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 02:28 PM   #72
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Digbeth Institute to get multi-million pound refurbishment
Mar 3 2008 By Jon Griffin, Birmingham Mail

THE much-loved Digbeth Institute is making a comeback, with the UK's largest promoter of live music converting the site into a "major world-class" music venue.

The complex, currently called the Sanctuary, is to revert to its status as the Institute from September following a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Music and media group MAMA, which owns a total of 20 venues nationwide including the Hammersmith Apollo, has bought the lease ahead of plans to increase the capacity to 1,700.

The MAMA Group aims to turn the new Institute into a "flagship venue at the heart of the city's regeneration plans" which will attract top international music acts to the city.

MAMA Group spokeswoman Clair Chamberlain said: "The group has already drawn up significant development plans for the building which will reinstate it as a landmark music venue in the city.

"The refurbished Institute will be fully refitted during the course of 2008 and will have four different sized spaces with state of the art facilities.

"The Institute will become a musical hub for the city and a flagship venue at the heart of the city's regeneration plans."

The facelift will see the capacity of the Barfly - which has been run by the MAMA Group at the Digbeth site since July 2004 - increase from 400 to 600, with "entry-level" rooms of 150 and 300-strong capacities developed.

"The main auditorium will hold 1,500 to 1,700 people and will fill a regional gap for medium-scale venues," she added.

"This exciting development will ensure that Birmingham no longer misses out on artists touring at this level who have traditionally bypassed the city because of a lack of suitable 1,500 capacity space.

"The range of room capacities within the building will enable local talent to grow and develop on home turf. Additional rehearsal space and fully integrated digital facilities will play their part in nurturing that local talent."
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 02:36 PM   #73
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Great news. I love the Wolves Civic, but it would be nice not to have to go to Wolverhampton all the time to see so many of the bands I love.

BTW, saw The Editors at the NIA on Friday night - awesome! Really weird spilling out afterwards into the high security zone all around the ICC for the Labour conference.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:15 PM   #74
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Great news! That will explain why some nights have been moving to the Que Club...
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:30 PM   #75
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This city should become a world famous music destination. We need museums, more live venues and a large festival like that of reading and leeds aswell as the likes of Gigbeth.

It really has so much potential. I love concerts in the city, Its about time we got our local boys onto bigger stages and pormote them around the city. Mexicolas especially.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:16 PM   #76
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That fact is that digbeth can really become a major entertainment venue in the city if people are allowed to get on with it, there are enough pubs here that do live music, we need other in between venues, like the Institute, i.e the music venue at the proposed Beorma quarter, and spreading toward theatre land, creating a proper connection. Hopefully something happens here, as we need it.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 06:32 PM   #77
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I think Digbeth should be our Arts Quarter - it would link BCU in nicely and allow a cool retail quarter to develop near the Bullring
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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #78
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with the relocation of BCU which links the likes of digbeth with aston uni, i see digbeth becoming a true bohemian studenty area.. in a good way¬
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Old March 4th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #79
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Outstanding news! Some of my best ever nights at the old Institute, The Orb, St Etienne, Primal Scream and the Thursday club nights...once managed to mistake the police station for the entrance (they look kinda similar) while in a very bad way...
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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #80
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I like that Mookwolf.
Cunning ploy by the police to arrest those too drunk to know better.
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