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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #1061
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I don't think so. Don't really know tbh.

Nope no building taking place yet Im afraid
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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1062
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Anyone know if the Bloc hotel got planning permission for their extension?
Goes to committee 24th of this month
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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #1063
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Jewellery Quarter firms vote for business improvement district
By Cilian O'Brien May 25 2012

COMPANIES in the Jewellery Quarter have voted in favour of creating a business improvement district for the area.

The vote for the district – an area where businesses pay an additional tax or fee in order to fund improvements – was passed after winning 80 per cent support.

Organisers said the "yes" vote – which creates the city’s 10th business improvement district (BID) was secured on a 45 per cent turnout of more than 500 businesses.

The BID was led by the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) in partnership with Birmingham City Council, with the aim of attracting investment, increasing visitor numbers and encouraging a more vibrant economy, while making the area a better place to work and live.


It will see businesses with premises with a rateable value of £10,000 and above pay an annual levy of two per cent to fund additional investment for the benefit of the area.

David Mahony, chair of the JQDT, said: "We are absolutely delighted. It is what we have got to do to get the Jewellery Quarter moving.

"It has been hard work. It has been the biggest in the Midlands in terms of area and it has not been the best time to drive it in terms of asking people for more money.

"It is a real endorsement."

Over the past six months the JQDT has hosted a series of consultation meetings and a drop-in day to enable business owners and potential levy payers to find out more about the plans.

The ballot started on April 17 and ran for five weeks until May 24.

The Jewellery Quarter BID area is bounded by the Jewellery Quarter side of Great Charles Street, Livery Street, Great Hampton Street, Key Hill Drive, Icknield Street, Sandpits/The Parade and Summer Row.

Birmingham was described as the "BID capital of Britain" earlier this year after it emerged that the city was home to ten per cent of all business improvement districts in the UK.

There are BIDs for Broad Street, the City Centre Retail area, Colmore District, Southside, Sutton Coldfield, Kings Heath, Erdington, Acocks Green and Northfield.

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Old June 6th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #1064
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Old June 6th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1065
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Thought this was worth a post, nothing major or to get excited about but the plans are a lot better than what used to be there
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Application Number 2012/03696/PA
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Site Address 1-6 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DD
Proposal Conservation Area Consent for the replacement of previous collapsed facade.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 10:43 AM   #1066
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Work is due to start on the Golden Square soon

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The 24 Carrots market is situated on the future site of the Golden Square; a £1.5m development outside the Big Peg on Warstone Lane into a public space, designed with the market in mind. The Golden Square, once completed, will be a magnificent location for the market and construction starts imminently!

However, whilst the Square is under construction, the 24 Carrots committee have made the decision to put the markets on hold. After working with the local community and stallholders, it was found that a suitable alternative location in the Jewellery Quarter could not be arranged.

During the break, the 24 Carrots committee will be focussing on their re-launch and a special Christmas market later this year. Plans are already afoot to make the market larger and more diverse. Key aims include supporting locals more, through working closer with community focussed initiatives, such as The Grow Soho Community Garden at City Hospital.

Anne O’ Leary, chair, commented, “While this was a hard decision to make, the committee believe that this is in the best interests of our stallholders and supporters of the market. We are looking forward to re-launching in 2013, brighter, fresher and even bigger! We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved and who has supported us over the last three years. We look forward to working with you for many more years to come!”

The 24 Carrots committee encourage our supporters to visit the other amazing markets in Birmingham while we are on a break. These include; Stirchley, King’s Heath, King’s Norton, Bourneville, New Street, Brindley Place and Moseley markets. There you will find your favourite stallholders ready to welcome you!

In the meantime you can follow our twitter account for @24_Carrots news
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Old August 4th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #1067
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Application Number2012/04908/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address 5 - 8 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1TR
Proposal Erection of a three storey rear extension, with undercroft parking to provide 6 no. 1 bed apartments and 6 no. 2 bed apartments, roof extension and refurbishment of frontage building to provide 2 no. 1 bed apartments, ground floor cafe (Use Class A3) and offices at first and second floor level.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #1068
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Urgh. Sorry, but who in their right mind would want to live somewhere which has no bath? All of the flats in that scheme besides apartment 13 on the top floor have showers only?
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #1069
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Um, me! I much prefer showers - I haven't had a bath for years!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #1070
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Loads of people who prefer city life would not mind only having a shower, I very rarely have a bath, and living somewhere without one would not bother me.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #1071
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I haven't had a bath for years!
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I very rarely have a bath,
Wondered what the smell was

Joking aside, I'm surprised to hear you say that. After a stressful day, or a ride out on the bike I find that a good long soak in a hot bath helps me to unwind and makes me sleep better. With some strategic placing of the iPad, I can quite happily stick a film on and spend a few hours in the bath!

Plus a bath is much better than a shower for some sexy time with your other half.



On a further serious note, I really don't like bathrooms which don't have windows. I had a flat like that once and it was a choice between the extractor fan on constantly (Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) or a damp and mouldy bathroom.

My first flat was 1, bed, 1 bathroom with no windows. Shower over the bath
Second was 2 bed, 1, ensuite shower room and one full bathroom with no shower. Specifically chose the plot so we had windows on both
Current is 3 bed end terrace. Ensuite shower room with window & full bathroom with window

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Old August 5th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #1072
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I have a choice! But to walk bleary-eyed into a cubicle is a lot easier in the morning. I only have baths nowadays in hotels.

Good to see another cafe on Caroline st also.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1073
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NOT sustainable design. If you want to ever want to own a bath you have to move house.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #1074
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NOT sustainable design. If you want to ever want to own a bath you have to move house.
I don't see your point? If you ever want to own a garden you need to move to a house too.

Not everyone wants a garden.
Not everyone wants a bath.
People are not all the same.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #1075
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Great to see this building potentially being brought back inot use and the ground floor cafe. Caroline Street is really light, wide and airy, crying out for some street cafe's or even a nice select bar or two.
Also if anyone from the JQ BID explores this site, how about a row of trees on either side of Caroline Street too
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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #1077
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IIRC trees will be planted up Caroline St as part of the Highways PFI

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I don't see your point? If you ever want to own a garden you need to move to a house too.

Not everyone wants a garden.
Not everyone wants a bath.
People are not all the same.
But how many flats in the JQ already have no shower? These flats are targeted at the transient population that live somewhere a couple of years and then move on. It's not sustainable and without proper housing built in the city centre we won't get settled communities.

The first phase of residential-led development in the city centre is complete, now it is time to make people want to stay.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 02:12 PM   #1078
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Some bits and pieces from jqdt website

http://www.jqdt.org/2012/09/03/lates...llery-quarter/

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LATEST NEWS IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER
SEP 3 2012

- Consultation has started on plans to make the Warstone Lane junction by Tescos safer for pedestrians.

- The Assay Office have plans to relocate within the Jewellery Quarter and a public exhibition is to be held at the Assay Office on Friday 21st September between 2pm and 4pm.

- A new apprenticeship scheme to encourage new blood into the Jewellery Trade is under development and is expected to be announced shortly.

- The proposed artwork to the derelict building on the corner of Ludgate Hill/Lionel St is expected to be installed in the next month following a partnership between University College Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust(BID).

- A new Jewellery Quarter Visitor Guide is now available free from local attractions and the Jewellery Quarter Visitor Information Centre.

- The appointment of an approved contractor for the Golden Square is imminent with construction proposed to commence in October. Details,including updated design plans will be released shortly and negotiations/consultation with the landowners affected can then commence.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #1079
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About bloody time, been waiting for this development for quite some time.

Quick question, there are some interesting buildings dotted around the Jewellery Quarter, some really nice old builds. However some of them look just to perfect, so are some of these buildings new builds designed to keep in touch with the areas old style? A good example is the building fronting St Pauls Church with 'The Rope Walk Pub ' on the ground floor.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #1080
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I'm pretty sure I've seen some very old photos (B&W possibly pre-war) of St Paul's Square, including "The Rope Walk" bit, and from memory it did look very different/much plainer then.

Unfortunately, I think the site that hosted them (and a lot of other great old photos) is no longer up.

Did anyone else here happen to archive them on photobucket or flickr? Or does anyone know where they are now?
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