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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Latitude | Bromsgrove Street | 8 Storeys | Comp.

I think this deserves its own thread seems its under construction! Could someone transfer any renders and the construction photos across please?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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from the development thread

[img]http://i12.************/2rrbey9.jpg[/img]

Latitude
189 flats & 1,100m² of retail space in 8 storey blocks.
Developer: George Wimpey City Ltd
Architects: Glenn Howells Architects/Powell Dobson Architects
Status: Approved
Planning ref: C/05410/05/FUL
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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Thanx guys!
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:20 AM   #5
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And here's what it use to look like:

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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM   #6
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About time, talk about mess about, the deal was completed in 2003, I guess they had to start before their planning ran out
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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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There was letter last night in the Mail complaining about the loss of this surface carpark!!
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:11 PM   #8
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You can never make everyone happy eh?
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:13 PM   #9
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There was letter last night in the Mail complaining about the loss of this surface carpark!!
Haha that's the most ridiculous thing ever. Would you care to transcribe it for us? It must have been along the line of this:

Dear Sir
I would like to complain about the forthcoming regeneration of this part of Birmingham as it will serious inconvenience me as i will have to park at an alternate location adjacent to my regular parking facility. Not only that but the redevelopment will increase the number of people coming to this area and therefore i will be forced to acknowledge that the world is not simply there for me, and me alone.

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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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LOLThats funny
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Old August 31st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #11
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Plus how long has it been fenced off anyway, before pride in May. Have they not come to Birmingham for months and discovered the car park gone.

Perhaps they missed the car park in the industrial unit at bottom of Hurst Street opposite the Village.

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Old September 2nd, 2007, 03:48 PM   #12
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its been finced off for a majority fo the year as far as i am aware!!!!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #13
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News on this from the Post. There was also a picture in the Mail today.
p.s. can a mod change the title now to Latitude - Bromsgrove St - 8 Storey - U/C

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Gleeson win city development contract
Sep 20 2007

Construction firm Gleeson Building has been awarded a £18.5 million contract to construct an eight storey, mixed use development on a brownfield site in Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham.

It will provide affordable housing taking in 189 apartments over seven floors. The apartments will start at £158,000 and are aimed at first time buyers.

The complex will also include 12,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor, room for 11 shops.

Martin Smout, chairman and chief executive of Gleeson, said: "This building will help to solve the acute housing shortage by providing attractive, much needed accommodation for first time buyers in the heart of Birmingham, within walking distance of all amenities."

The project was awarded by Bromsgrove Street Ltd, owned by Taylor Wimpey, and is expected to be completed by May 2009.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #14
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Good news, I wish they'd get rid of those horrible multi storey car parks opposite, imagine waking up to that nightmare outside your window.
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They're being cleaned, updated, modernised and colour coded as we speak Myster.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:49 AM   #16
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They're being cleaned, updated, modernised and colour coded as we speak Myster.
I just hope they repaint the corrugate metal work on the outside, that greens awful
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:40 AM   #17
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I saw the pic of this!

Looks OK, but all the balconies face inwards. I know it's probably quieter, but the problem down here with Arcadian was that it sat with it's back to the road so doesn't shpw it's potential.

In European cities, balconies often look out on the street - yes there's noise, but there is also life and vibrancy in theory.
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This was in today's post. If I hadn't read it all I wouldn't have realised it was about Latitude.

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Shopping parade in China Town snapped up
Oct 2 2007

Real Estate Investors, Midlands entrepreneur Paul Bassi's quoted investment property vehicle, has bought a new Birmingham shopping parade "off plan" for £2.25 million in cash.

REI has unconditionally exchanged contracts with Taylor Wimpey for the development which will be in the heart of the city's Chinese quarter, close to Birmingham's Hippodrome theatre.

The parade has open planning consent and will sit below 198 new apartments. It is anticipated that the project will take approximately two years to complete.

Once it is fully let, and based on current market rates, REI anticipates a yield of around 10 per cent.

Mr Bassi, REI's chief executive, said: "The off plan acquisition of the Latitude retail development presents a further opportunity for the company to create value from an investment, leveraging our market presence to fill the units.

"The potential yield, at current market rates, is attractive and this may improve further by the time the development is completed."


Retails units at Latitude are being marketed by Bigwood's new city office at 104-106 Colmore Row.


Property agents Knight Frank in Birmingham acted for Taylor Wimpey and REI was represented by its in-house team.


Mr Bassi added: "We are currently seeking similar retail schemes from residential developers."
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:53 PM   #19
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Interesting - never knew retail was to be incorporated at Latitude. I feel many of these apartment schemes have a kind of lifeless street interaction, a few shops help.
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And the other news is Gleeson have been awarded the contract
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