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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #61
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This is a part of town I've trudged past many a time without paying much attention to my surroundings - this development preserves - pretty much - what's at ground level and will draw attention from afar with the proposed tall......Digbeth needs to recieve all the care and attention it deserves so this is a huge thumbs up from me
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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #62
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Blimey everytime i look back on here there seems to be a new tower proposal, really is a great time for Brum and the other cities by the looks of things. Also great that there seems actually work underway on schemes like Masshouse, Snow Hill, Arena Central etc, added to this hopefully news and renders on Post and Mail Phase 2, Great Charles Street, the further phases of Eastside, the murmurings of several more new tower proposals on the way then 2008 and beyond looks very interesting indeed.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #63
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I still think that building should meet the mighty wrecking ball.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #64
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A music hall should look weird. Music is psychedelic at times the bubble on top of this building makes it look cool & its keeping the selfridges apperance in the same area, I like what iv'e only just read for the first time and agree only the towrs might need tweeking if it ever happens, I hope so this small area here has been looking like a s**t hole for too long lets face it.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:43 PM   #65
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This is a fantstic proporsial, get's rid of the rubbish and keeps the good,



In fact I didn't even know this was an old Music hall:




One on the right is staying, and one on the left, isn't...

Good!
Oh dear...


Cold storage?


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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:55 PM   #66
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Yep that pic looks like the old Digbeth cold storage Depot...

I worked there when I was a nipper


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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:58 PM   #67
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Cheers for this Stevo!



The one on the left has just been built!! I think it was one of those quick fix jobs to the frontages.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 08:28 PM   #68
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Yeah, not quite sure why they did but was darn quick.

I wish the galleon had been kept on the pub. According to Pevsner it was a nice bronze type one before it was painted.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:21 PM   #69
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A few from today looking at the back and one from Selfridges looking down high street and one looking down Park Street.









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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:36 PM   #70
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Nice pics, love the last one.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #71
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I noticed the old music hall, but have never really though much of it, no more than a passing glance. I never even noticed the cold storage building.

I think i may have an idea as to this live music venue. With the goings on at Priory Square and Carling Academy and their scheduled demolision to make way for Martineau Galleries. Could this music hall become the new Carling Academy. I heard a rumour that they were looking for a new location around the Bullring area.


Hmmmm..... interesting.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #72
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I hope so; it's a great area which really showcases some of the best sights of the city for visitors...I know a few people who've been to the current Academy from other cities and, to say the least, have not been particularly impressed by the scenery!
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Old January 5th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #73
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i dont think this is liked much by the city.... well not the city but the conservation panel..... so will be interesting to see what comes of it!
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Does anyone know how they were towards the proposal to build Selfridges?
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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #75
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Another photo...please let this development happen. As fantastic as these buildings look they also look tired
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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #76
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The guy advertised on that board on the cold storage building was on the news a couple of weeks back actually. Armed raiders raided one of the buildings at his 'factory' in the countryside and told the staff to get on the floor. He heard it from his house and he came out and fired his shotgun in the air scaring off the burglars. He seemed like a decent guy in the interview as well .

I can't help but feel it would be an idea to widen the pavement here. With the bus stops and the crowds of people waiting to get the bus, it gets cramped. Now imagine the added crowds generated by the music venue. It's gunna be one hell of a pig's arse to get through there.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #77
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I have thought that too Erebus - they can lose some of the very wide pavement opposite and add some space to the bus-stop side, by re-configuring the road lanes.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:42 PM   #79
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Dredged up from page 5 Trip round the site today - I don't know this part of town well so it was an education for me.

From Bullring



G. Makepeace


From Digbeth


The building on the right is resi currently




Appears to be a new club opening nearby. Don't forget the noise insulation BQ!


Next door neighbour




The backside area of the development





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Thanks for the photos CG .Not important, but I see that in the first pic the tacky windows makes a play with the arches above .Lovely second building .Never focused on it before .

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