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Old March 24th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #41
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I wonder which office buildings... 1 or 2.....
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Been wondering for a while now. What's happening to the building above Lloyds Bank at the corner of Temple Row and Cherry Street?

Scaffolding has been up for years now! Definitely some activity going on there now.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #43
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I wonder which office buildings... 1 or 2.....
The Post is reporting 'Two Arena Central' - With a high profile pre-let, maybe they'll spend a bit more money giving us a distinctive, high-quality building.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 04:48 PM   #44
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This is the sort of good news that the city needs and deserves. And is also the type of boost that changes peoples perceptions when they see a HQ of a world bank..... Or will it have the same stigma that we saw when parts of the BBC were moved to Salford and many southerners were in uproar?? Will there be HSBC employees resenting the move? do they have a choice?
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Old March 24th, 2015, 06:25 PM   #45
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HSBC moves its UK bank headquarters to Birmingham
13:42, 24 March 2015
By Graeme Brown

In Birmingham's biggest inward investment deal for a generation, Britain's biggest bank is relocating its UK operation to Arena Central

Banking giant HSBC has announced it is moving its UK personal and business bank to Birmingham in the largest inward investment deal in a generation.

At least 1,000 head office roles will move from London to Arena Central as a result of the move.

It comes as a result of new laws over ring-fending investment arms from the Vickers report into banking.

The move will start imminently and be completed by January 2019.

Birmingham was chosen following a review of a number of possible head office locations. The review considered whether London was necessarily the best place for the ring-fenced bank’s head office given the UK wide coverage of HSBC’s 16 million customers, its employees and branch network.
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...arters-8909759

unbelievable. I just had to check it's not April the 1st. This is extraordinary news
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Old March 24th, 2015, 06:33 PM   #46
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This is the sort of good news that the city needs and deserves. And is also the type of boost that changes peoples perceptions when they see a HQ of a world bank..... Or will it have the same stigma that we saw when parts of the BBC were moved to Salford and many southerners were in uproar?? Will there be HSBC employees resenting the move? do they have a choice?
Shame they'll have gone from working in Canary Wharf to having to gaze out the window at Dandara every day
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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #47
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What happens when they move jobs from one City to another?


Presumably wages can't be lowered?


With london being higher cost of living and higher paid jobs That's a lot more disposable income for each employee to spend in their new home....
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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #48
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Hopefully some of them will spend it on the new apartments in the residential elements of arena central.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #49
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What happens when they move jobs from one City to another?


Presumably wages can't be lowered?


With london being higher cost of living and higher paid jobs That's a lot more disposable income for each employee to spend in their new home....
No London Allowance to pay. They'll save tons.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #50
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can they drop the wage though? If it's in their contract thought it would stand?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 01:04 AM   #51
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can they drop the wage though? If it's in their contract thought it would stand?
I'm assuming that they can dispense with it easily enough. They will be legally obliged to pay a London allowance for workers in London. Once they leave, they don't have to keep paying it as it is dependent on the job being in London.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #52
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The new screen on the Queensway, luckily they have turned the brightness down at night so your not blinded as soon as you come out of the tunnel!

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The new screen on the Queensway, luckily they have turned the brightness down at night so your not blinded as soon as you come out of the tunnel!

I do not understand the logic in this whatsoever. How can these digital screens be going up in the most hazardous places like roundabouts, bridges over busy roads and now the exit of a tunnel? Yet nobody seems interested in putting any on top of the Rotunda in what has got to be THE best location for them?
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I find it very helpful to be shown what new watches I can buy as I approach a busy filter road in the inner city at 60mph. What's your problem?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:03 AM   #55
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Drives me mad, surely they should all be kept in one place. Rotunda Square, on top of the Rotunda, could be put into power saving mode at night to reduce the light pollution for Rotunda residents. The two huge walls above the Bull Ring tunnel would be suitable as well. But these are popping up all over the city in odd locations, other than Rotunda Square the only other ones in keeping with the vibe of the area are the ones on the Hyatt Bridge.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #56
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It's a way of the council making income

I don't mind them and think they add a bit of a sense of security at night with them lighting up areas


But I do agree rotunda needa one, I honestly do think emailing the advertising companies will get us somewhere
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I find it very helpful to be shown what new watches I can buy as I approach a busy filter road in the inner city at 60mph. What's your problem?
Speeding much?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #58
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Aren't they for passengers though lol! I like them - city stuff!
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I'm assuming that they can dispense with it easily enough. They will be legally obliged to pay a London allowance for workers in London. Once they leave, they don't have to keep paying it as it is dependent on the job being in London.
In my experience, being able to keep hold of your London allowance is often part of the 'package' that existing workers are offered to tempt them to move with the company. I know that at one organisation for which I worked I was on considerably less than many of my colleagues, because they'd moved up from London many years previously with their allowances intact.

In this situation, the savings come because you don't need to pay new employees the allowance.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:18 PM   #60
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In my experience, being able to keep hold of your London allowance is often part of the 'package' that existing workers are offered to tempt them to move with the company. I know that at one organisation for which I worked I was on considerably less than many of my colleagues, because they'd moved up from London many years previously with their allowances intact.

In this situation, the savings come because you don't need to pay new employees the allowance.
Thanks, that was something I didn't know. Imagine having the London allowance with the reducing living costs of Birmingham. You could buy half of Nechells.
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