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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hemisphere | Edgbaston Road | 8fl | Comp.

I think its Edgbaston Mill, which is to include hotel and some retail units, I think a convenience shop etc and also a public square.
Not sure what is happening with it. I guess they are doing this first bit and the moving to next bit.

I really love it. As I said before, if I had the money this is one of the few properties I would want to buy. It looks well built and is in enviable position.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hemisphere | Edgbaston Road | 8fl | U/C

If a mod could correct the height if they can find the height in metres and true floor height.

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

Hemisphere
344 flats between Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Cannon Hill Park.Developer: Calthorpe Estates/Redrow Homes (West Midlands) Ltd
Architects: Ruddle Wilkinson
Status: Under construction
Planning ref: S/00716/01/OUT , S/07766/05/OUT, S/00912/06/RES


Some pictures from Sunday 30th September:











Some Older pictures of it:



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Old October 1st, 2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for those Feltip.Looks very green around there.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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Looking really nice - can't wait for this area to develop.
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This development looks fantastic. I only came across it recently and couldn't believe I hadn't known about it! Thanks for starting the thread.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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it should be nice on a summer say to have a nice day lazing in the park, then having a ice drink at this development and then heading into town!
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:09 PM   #7
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This will link nicely to Cannon Hill Park, and the Mac (which is directly behind the photographer here).

Looks good, and more to follow, what;s the name of the adjacent scheme and have we heard and more details lately?
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I think its Edgbaston Mill, which is to include hotel and some retail units, I think a convenience shop etc and also a public square.
Not sure what is happening with it. I guess they are doing this first bit and the moving to next bit.

I really love it. As I said before, if I had the money this is one of the few properties I would want to buy. It looks well built and is in enviable position.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:08 AM   #9
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Indeed, I can see a buzzing little area forming around here, and the proposed expansion of Edgbaston Cricket Ground should add to the excitement
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It certainly is a des-res area with everything you could wish for on-tap:-

Cannon Hill Park for those lazy Sunday afternoon strolls/picnics

Edgbaston Cricket Ground for those major Test Matches (you could probably earn some extra cash by renting out home for 3 or 4 days during an important Test.) Not sure what it will be like for those floodlit day/night games though. Those floodlights look quite powerful and very very bright.

The A38 straight into/out of the town centre.

Moseley/Edgbaston/Kings Heath/Selly Oak more or less on your doorstep

I'd be seriously tempted
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 09:30 PM   #11
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Me too. Not sure i can afford it tho.

There's a web site for Edgbaston Mill

http://www.edgbastonmill.co.uk/pages/home.aspx
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Cheers for the link

what an awesome quote for the city too:

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In short, Birmingham today is a truly international destination. It’s not the UK’s second city, more the UK’s central city.
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Well, it's not quite Hemisphere, but it IS Edgbaston Mill.

Gone in for planning for mixed-use bit - food hall, bars, hotel etc





OK, it isn't going to win any awards (maybe enviro?) but it is solid enough and nice and light.

Calzip roof, white/light render, light grey window frames, cast stone, steel balconies, fair amount of glass.

And a Holiday Inn Express
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Thanks for that Bio.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 03:16 PM   #15
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I read somewhere recently that contracts had been let for the public square.

This really is a great location. I used to live in Selly Park not far from there and you're right. The park, the cricket ground, and really close to town - with a bus servoce to your door!

Fantastic!
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Ooh an Express by Holiday Inn. I used to work in city centre one.

That will be rammed everytime there is cricket or other city things. Beautiful location. With all the trees guests might complain about owls and birdsong rather than traffic hehe.


Going through the documents on the planning app, its weird that they have asked the Coal Authority if there is anything affecting the site. As the report says, no future or past risks associated with mine workings or vicinity to opencast coal extraction. Were they just being extra cautious? The history of the site goes back to Edgbaston Mill, hence the title, but doesn't look like ever been coal working there
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Here is plan of site of Edgbaston Mill which also shows Hemisphere next door and the site context

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whats in the top corner of the site?
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In the darker grey?
It doesn't say and it isn't labelled as part of the phasings.
The left red square has Phase 3B and the one next to it 3C.


The top left of the picture is an indicative shape for future commerical floorspace.
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no no i mean the very top, the white shape that is labelled in the middle but its too small to read it!
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