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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:38 AM   #1
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Official Birmingham Development Thread 45!

Sorry guys and galls, I've been a little slack of late...

As you were....
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:52 AM   #2
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Sorry guys and galls, I've been a little slack of late...
Do your belt up. It's the Christmas pounds falling off.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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Nice way to start a new thread, snowhill, Birminghams Canary Wharf, get it built!!!

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http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/mobil..._section=19009
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Old February 4th, 2015, 10:29 AM   #4
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Nice way to start a new thread, snowhill, Birminghams Canary Wharf, get it built!!!



http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/mobil..._section=19009
In my excitement I've just posted this on the Snow Hill Station thread, I should have checked here first
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Old February 4th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #5
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I can't quite work out where the gherkin and it's neighbour will actually fit, is there room in front of St Chads?
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no problem makes sense to be there I couldn't find it quickly this morning in the short space of time I had lol
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Old February 4th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #7
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Inside Media take on the story:

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/...s_news_tracker

Birmingham launches £600m plan to transform business district

Birmingham will unveil a £600m masterplan to transform the city's business district today (4 February 2015), in a move that is expected to create 10,000 jobs over the next two decades.

The scheme is part of the city's attempt to replicate the prominence of London's Canary Wharf and challenge European business hubs such as Frankfurt and Zurich.

The 20-year Snow Hill Masterplan, which covers the Snow Hill and Colmore regions of the city, will be launched by Birmingham City Council and Colmore Business District (CBD).

It provides a framework to generate thousands of new jobs, create more than 2 million sq ft of office space and boost the local economy by £600m each year. The plans also include transport link improvements, including the redevelopment of Snow Hill station.

"Birmingham is putting in place the building blocks for a global business and financial centre. The city is already investing heavily to ensure that firms have everything they need to thrive here," said city council leader Sir Albert Bore.

"The Snow Hill Masterplan provides a bold and exciting proposal for how Birmingham can continue to grow its thriving business and professional services sector. With time, we want the city to replicate the success of Canary Wharf, with areas like the Snow Hill district forming the cornerstone of this vision."

It is expected that the transformation of the areas will encourage more firms in the business, professional and financial services (BPFS) sector to relocate to Birmingham following Deutsche Bank's move to the city in 2014.

Birmingham's BPFS sector is the largest outside of London, generating £15bn per year across the wider West Midlands region.

Gary Cardin, chairman of the CBD, added: "Birmingham’s cost-effective office space, world-class transport links, and abundant supply of local talent has created the ideal environment for investment.

"The city has also become a fantastic place for professionals to live. It is uniquely international, with a vibrant cultural, culinary and social scene that is helping make Birmingham unrecognisable from a decade ago.

"The Snow Hill Masterplan paints a picture of new landmark developments that will expand CBD and provide a sustainable supply of high-quality office and mixed-use space, supporting strong business and residential growth for decades to come."

A six week period of public consultation regarding the Snow Hill Masterplan will begin on 9 February 2015.
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More on the story:

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...nsform-8574200

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ngham-31119074

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/bi...053057415.html

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2015/02/04/b...ll-masterplan/
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Anyone know what's happening with jubilee house behind five ways train station?

Been completely gutted out leaving just the building shell, demo?
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:14 PM   #10
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according the BP, this is where you will be able to get copy of the masterplan in due course...... www.birmingham.gov.uk/snowhillmasterplan
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:20 PM   #11
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I can't quite work out where the gherkin and it's neighbour will actually fit, is there room in front of St Chads?
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #12
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I can't quite work out where the gherkin and it's neighbour will actually fit, is there room in front of St Chads?


There is, with the demolition of some buildings.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:34 PM   #13
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Has this site got any development lined up?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.48...cOXWPBzkXQ!2e0
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Old February 4th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #14
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Putting that into perspective, It's about one 3rd of the size of 9 Elms development in London.
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Surely they wont get rid of the grassed area pictures above?

If towers were to go anywhere the only place I can realistically envision being used is where CL81 has mentioned. At least he above scheme would potentially mean good things for the Constitution Hill area.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #16
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The whole area you would assume would be masterplanned include re routing of traffic and the rest. Grassed areas may go and others will be included elsewhere.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #17
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Well the big brown blocks are still visible on the image on the Birmingham post article.

And Holiday Inn is going to look out of place surrounded by all these modern offices. Those on great charles queensway need to go too. Especially the one next to the station. They won't be around for too long once this is built.

Snow Hill 3 looks nice and big on that render too but I still miss 3 and 4

Get all these masterplans built then we might be first in line for a 200m+.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 01:12 PM   #19
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To the left of the main road is a empty plot.
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Nice way to start a new thread, snowhill, Birminghams Canary Wharf, get it built!!!



http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/mobil..._section=19009
So was this the big announcement that I saw on a tweet in the other thread?

And is this actually confirmed and ready to go? I'm sick of seeing renders for buildings we never ever get.

I like this though.
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