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Old November 4th, 2019, 12:28 AM   #261
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Really cool way of construction.

Well I wish they'd be cool on Connaught then.
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Old November 9th, 2019, 12:19 AM   #262
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Old November 13th, 2019, 02:25 PM   #263
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Old November 13th, 2019, 05:47 PM   #264
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Very different construction method to most others, no visible core and the lower floors look almost completed before there is any sign of the floors that will be built above. It’s like it’s built out of giant Lego bricks.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 02:45 PM   #265
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Very different construction method to most others, no visible core and the lower floors look almost completed before there is any sign of the floors that will be built above. Itís like itís built out of giant Lego bricks.


I believe itís a similar construction method as was used on Landsdown House and Aston House/Place(? The Dandarra one!). Pre-cast concrete panels delivered to site and grouted together a floor at a time. In this case the concrete panels have got brick slips fixed to the front.
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Old November 14th, 2019, 03:30 PM   #266
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Yup yip yep, it's posted earlier in the thread

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Old November 23rd, 2019, 02:53 AM   #268
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Fourteen floors so only three more to go. Why on earth they were asked to halve the size of their previous proposal is beyond me. Beggars belief.
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 10:39 PM   #269
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Fourteen floors so only three more to go. Why on earth they were asked to halve the size of their previous proposal is beyond me. Beggars belief.
Maybe they had an objection from a neighbouring tower, Lol
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 10:42 PM   #270
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Does anyone have a half sane idea why this was reduced from somewhere north of 30 storeys down to 17 storeys?
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Does anyone have a half sane idea why this was reduced from somewhere north of 30 storeys down to 17 storeys?
If I remember correctly was it not becouse the planning dept described this location as "unsuitable" for a tower so tall on the edge of Broad street ?

And now we have a 61 storey tower in planning opposite ?

The same looney planning dept who gave permission to a 5 storey box at the back of MODA Tower, aka Tennant street lofts, ROFL
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 11:10 PM   #272
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So no sanity to their argument whatsoever. I mean, these people have forgotten more about planning law in a day than I've learned in a lifetime and yet they can't see a tall tower here at what is almost the end of Broad Street. Incredible.
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 11:33 PM   #273
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A 17-storey dull building is better than a 30-storey dull building. is what some moron councillor said.

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Old November 24th, 2019, 01:10 AM   #274
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So no sanity to their argument whatsoever. I mean, these people have forgotten more about planning law in a day than I've learned in a lifetime and yet they can't see a tall tower here at what is almost the end of Broad Street. Incredible.
There are too many people on the planning department, usually of a much older generation, that still view Birmingham as a big town rather than a global city (unlike those in Manchester.) Indeed many come from the generation that Theresa Stuart was a part of - the one that told the BBC to go do one when they wanted to relocate their London base somewhere north of Watford.

Whilst I get there are some areas which are architecturally sensitive such as Jewellery Quarter and the area around the town hall for example, Broad Street is most certainly not one of them.

In fact I would suggest to the council planning department that we need more towers, luxury or otherwise in town in order to make the city much more lived in, so that there is consistently life around it to support our retail, to reduce the need for people to travel in by car and to help reduce demand for homes outside of the ring road in order to maintain sensible rental or purchase levels.

The one that got me was some old boy with a moustache and some loony woman in charge of Harbourne ward moaning about the size of company logos (in this particular case, BCU's) on the outside of buildings.

Yet I have lived in Taipei, admittedly double the size of Birmingham, and these don't appear to be a problem for those that go about their daily lives. In fact they seem pretty proud of the likes of Asus, HTC, Acer, Gigabyte, Evergreen (EVA Air) and the likes adorning their logos, and some of those are in smaller cities!
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Old November 24th, 2019, 01:57 AM   #275
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There are too many people on the planning department, usually of a much older generation, that still view Birmingham as a big town rather than a global city (unlike those in Manchester.) Indeed many come from the generation that Theresa Stewart was a part of - the one that told the BBC to go do one when they wanted to relocate their London base somewhere north of Watford.

Whilst I get there are some areas which are architecturally sensitive such as Jewellery Quarter and the area around the town hall for example, Broad Street is most certainly not one of them.

In fact I would suggest to the council planning department that we need more towers, luxury or otherwise in town in order to make the city much more lived in, so that there is consistently life around it to support our retail, to reduce the need for people to travel in by car and to help reduce demand for homes outside of the ring road in order to maintain sensible rental or purchase levels.

Totally agree Typhoon. The problem in a nutshell. I've said it times before, some of the folk on the planning committee would be more suitable on that of a small town like Bromsgrove.
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Old December 1st, 2019, 08:19 PM   #277
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This is such a nice development.
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Old December 10th, 2019, 06:57 AM   #279
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Those getting shops aarrgghh
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Old December 10th, 2019, 06:58 AM   #280
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