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Old May 10th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #81
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They are working on the interior. Had a good chat with some of them while filming outside HMV the other day.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #82
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Could be - demo contractors have finished now. I can't imagine they would even start work unless it was going ahead.

The new one doesn't have a canopy anyway does it?
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #83
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Two vans turned up earlier and the highstreet was cordoned off, they had some sort of trailer attached. Turns out to be some sort of jet washhing equipment because they have hooked them up to the water supply outside the Rotunda. They are cleaning the highstreet, looks pretty good from what they've done so far:

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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #84
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Cool, you have a good view of some visually interesting work there!
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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:56 AM   #85
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Ahh, they have worked there way there quick. They started by 5 ways and up Broad Street last week, I then noticed Victoria Square was done later in the week.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #86
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I despise the paving on High St.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #87
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maybe they were just one kind of contractor and we'll see another set start again soon
Or perhaps in true Birmingham style we'll see nothing happen for months on end, and this site will become another city centre plot. lying untouched for ages
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #88
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No sign of any action for the past 2 weeks, looks like they packed up and went home.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #89
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I really like this. Glad its going ahead. It adds a real sense of variety to what is ultimately a bland stretch of the High Street.

Add some nice yellow lights at nightand i'll be nursing a semi.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:53 PM   #90
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Things may be progressing, saw some guys surveying the site eariler with the laser things on tripods.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:52 AM   #91
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And now the black protruding hoardings are back Plus there's hoardings going up in the passage that connects High St to the old post office.

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They were putting up scaffolding too when I went past earlier today.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #93
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Things are happening

should this be moved to the construction forum? of do we need to wait and see if they suddenly abandon the site again?

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 03:58 PM   #94
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Some photos from The Rotunda.




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Old June 23rd, 2009, 04:14 PM   #95
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Thanks for the pics! I have never noticed that arched bit in the middle of the roof before!
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM   #96
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:10 PM   #97
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Nice little remote control toys they've got there! And who'd have thought there was a car park on top of boots.
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Nice little remote control toys they've got there! And who'd have thought there was a car park on top of boots.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't know about that car park! Is it private for staff? If not where's the entrance to it?

Also, bit of an odd question but more on topic, how are deliveries etc made to the Big Top? I can't see any access roads or the like.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #99
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Theres an underground loading area, the entrance to which is by Boots. I think its also the entrance to the car park. I had to go in there once about 10 years ago, just after boots had taken over the building. Think it was mothercare before, or somthing like that.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 03:56 PM   #100
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Yeah, I never noticed the car park before, I can't normally see that far without opening the window. Here are some more pics from today, they are doing something on the roof.



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