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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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54 George Road | Islington Row Middleway | Student Accommodation/Retail | 6fl | Comp.

This is a new app for a site where previous app was refused. If memory serves me right it was not deemed appropriate with residential behind it.

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Application number
S/03698/08/FUL
Date application received
07/07/2008
Date application registered
07/07/2008
Status
Under Consultation
Location
54 George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1PZ
Proposal
Erection of six-storey office building, with either retail or offices at ground floor. Amended proposals following application S/06117/07/FUL
Applicant name and address
Mr Ralph Minott
Calthorpe Estates
76 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B16 8LU

Agent name and address
Glancy Nicholls Architects
The Flag House
16 Graham Street
Birmingham
B1 3JR

Council decision
Under consideration
Decision date

Consultation details
Consultations Help
Start date
07/07/2008
End date
13/08/2008
It looks like building adjacent to it might be redeveloped at some future point.







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Old July 16th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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Like that - one less petrol station and one more office block - yippeee
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #3
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now all they need to do is knock the crappy 80s building down next to it
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well in the document it does show it as future redevelopment spot for building of similar height to this so there's hope
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Old August 17th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #5
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http://www.glancynicholls.com/

Some further renders on their website.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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cheers for that Mikey. Very smart looking and nice building to drive past on middleway.
I hope they get to do the building next door to match like the one image shows.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #7
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I don't like it. It looks out-dated.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #8
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I like the look of the building, not sure about the location though
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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #10
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Not to sure about the wall that is plain white except for a big slab of red... but I don't think this is the most prominant view thankfully. The rest of it I do think is ok.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #11
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It looks like they were asked to run a proposal to include the adjacent site as well, which would be an improvement
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Old August 19th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #12
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Yikes the colour scheme looks awful, not keen on this.
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The first thing that came to mind upon seeing the drawings was a building with a big TV on the front!!

I like this but only if they do the same to the building next door on the left. It looks a bit odd because it's so chunky/squat but I still like the design - just more of it please!
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I hate the George Road elevation. It looks like a cross between a 90s doctor's surgery and business park office building trying to capture the high-tech age. I also hate the four square windows running up the right hand side of the main bit. They are overdone and contrast too heavily with the simplicity of the one large glazed face. What is with the back? Designed for cage fighting? The white is too striking too. I'm sure it won't be so bold when completed but white render gets dirty quickly - especially when it is so close to a busy road.

I agree, the building to the left of it needs work for sure. But I'm not a fan of this.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #15
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I like this - clear legibility and appropriate size. The two buildings are designed to be together though so it should be both or none IMO.
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From the Planning Committee report for this thursday.

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Conclusion
Ten flats at Hampton Court would have their daylight and outlook reduced. However, some change could be expected at this edge-of-city centre site, where land is developed
intensively. Also, the rooms affected are a second bedroom and a small spare room, only.
Therefore, on balance, I consider the effects upon residential amenity to be within
reasonable grounds. Other matters of design and scale, parking and retail, are all
acceptable. As such, the application is recommended for approval.
also

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The Islington Row Middleway elevation presents a curtain wall framework enclosed within a
square of wet-cast Portland stone, from 1st to 4th storey. The glasswork would be
recessed by 0.25m from the stone to provide depth and shadow. The building's road
junction corner would be marked by a series of smaller 'box' features, again from 1st to 4th
storey, edged in red-coloured bands of ceramic-like cladding (Trespa Meteon). These
features would be recessed from the Islington Row Middleway elevation by 2.1m, and
project from the George Road elevation by 0.85m. The area of red cladding would wrap
around to the George Road elevation and form a larger area of facing material. The
remaining two thirds of the elevation has windows of a strongly horizontal emphasis set
within rendered walls at upper levels, with windows set in lignacite blocks at ground floor.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #17
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From CN Plus

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Birmingham set for new office and retail development
Published: 25 November 2008 14:40 Author: Ben Cook More by this Author Last Updated: 25 November 2008 14:40

Developer Calthorpe Estates has received planning permission for a £4.5 million office and retail development on a major route into Birmingham.
The 15,000 sq ft commercial development – located at 54 George Road, on the corner of Islington Row Middleway – will include five floors of office accommodation with retail space on the ground floor.

GVA Grimley has been appointed letting agents for both the office and retail elements of the scheme, which is situated close to Five Ways railway station.

Calthorpe Estates director of development Ralph Minott said: "George Road is an excellent location close to the city centre, with great accessibility and transport links – the scheme will create a modern glass-fronted building and a new landmark on a major route into the city."
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That's a shame
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Cus the proposal is horrible.
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