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Old May 17th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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Old May 17th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old May 17th, 2016, 03:25 PM   #3
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Continuing on from the previous thread about potential movement of the Bromsgrove Street sight, Im pretty sure they are already selling the apartments for this build.
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Pavement works in city centre and suburbs for 20 mph signs (I think).
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:51 PM   #5
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Yes I saw that online lower speeds limits in the city centre area, a very good idea.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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Just hope that car drivers stick to the limit when it comes into force (no driving at 100 mph in a 20 zone!).

Many roads have those "Slow down 30" digital signs (if they are under it normally says "Thank You" with the speed under 30 mph).
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:55 PM   #7
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More clutter..........those 20 signs painted on the roads in the suburbs will suffice. I'd like to get rid of lots of signs and all the barriers in the middle of traffic light crossroads etc.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #8
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Was surprised to see that while the Bull Ring outdoor markets was open, that work was being done on digging up where the bin stores was. I thought that they were only doing that on Sunday's and Monday's! (although it would take forever if they did it 2 days a week).
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More clutter..........those 20 signs painted on the roads in the suburbs will suffice. I'd like to get rid of lots of signs and all the barriers in the middle of traffic light crossroads etc.
Are they enforceable? I think the painted signs are advisory. To be legally enforceable it needs the red circle. Not 100% but i'm pretty sure (having said that it's been 10 years since i passed my test).
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Mandatory speed limits are in a red circle. That's why the old motorway speed limit matrix are only advisory.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 09:53 PM   #11
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A bit like this:



Or like this:



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Yep. The ones in black (or no) borders are advisory.
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How about a conversation to kick off the new thread.

I've seen various comments that Birmingham is "booming" at the moment! and indeed we have some exciting projects in Eastside and Arena Central underway, but we are not quite at that stage yet.
In my opinion we are on the cusp of a building boom that probably will equal or surpass the "boom" of the 60's and 70's, but not quite yet

For me the confirmation that we truly are booming could be about 4-6 months away, and for me that would be:

Tower cranes (or definitive building starts) at
Masshouse,
Beorma,
Snowhill 3,
103 Colmore Row, and
Paradise plot 1.....
as well as an announcement of a major tall 35 storeys +
and BHX announcing big terminal expansion plans.

For me, those type of starts and announcements, along with all the other medium and smaller projects due to start soon, really would see us starting to punch at the weight we should be, and give us the right to say we're BOOMING!
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How about a conversation to kick off the new thread.

I've seen various comments that Birmingham is "booming" at the moment! and indeed we have some exciting projects in Eastside and Arena Central underway, but we are not quite at that stage yet.
In my opinion we are on the cusp of a building boom that probably will equal or surpass the "boom" of the 60's and 70's, but not quite yet

For me the confirmation that we truly are booming could be about 4-6 months away, and for me that would be:

Tower cranes (or definitive building starts) at
Masshouse,
Beorma,
Snowhill 3,
103 Colmore Row, and
Paradise plot 1.....
as well as an announcement of a major tall 35 storeys +
and BHX announcing big terminal expansion plans.

For me, those type of starts and announcements, along with all the other medium and smaller projects due to start soon, really would see us starting to punch at the weight we should be, and give us the right to say we're BOOMING!


What's this 35+ storey tower? Are you just saying adding that to the list would comfirm the boom to you? Because you said in 4-6 months so I'm guessing we would already know about it by now if it where a solid prop.
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I think he's just speculating Josh. It's a nice thought though.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 09:05 AM   #16
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What's this 35+ storey tower? Are you just saying adding that to the list would comfirm the boom to you? Because you said in 4-6 months so I'm guessing we would already know about it by now if it where a solid prop.

I'm just saying adding to the list would confirm the boom to me Joshwebb.... sorry no "insider" knowledge.. just would like to see us (as always) aiming a bit higher.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #17
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The future is certainly rosy at the moment but I don't think we are on a boom yet because of the economic cycle and the fact that most of these sites have been in the process of being developed for a long time. I think a good indicator of a boom will be when lots of older buildings that are unviable to be restored or refurbished suddenly can be afforded because rents allow them to be and all the long vacant sites with no serious development plans suddenly start to be built on, and oh of course some skyscrapers start happening

If the economy does ok then I think HS2 will create that boom probably starting 2 years before it opens.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 10:31 AM   #18
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Whilst we may not all like all of the buildings being constructed or in the pipeline, but collectively they are leading to a far more impressive central Birmingham that will lead to an even more impressive Birmingham in the years to come. For one thing, central Birmingham is beginning to and will stretch for miles.

What is happening today will make us Great Birmingham.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #19
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Just been told by a BCC worker that the council are considering leasing out the Council House to a high end hotel brand, is this true?
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Old May 18th, 2016, 11:03 AM   #20
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Wouldn't surprise me but considering and doing are very different things.

Unless there a large chunk of vacant space I'm guessing it's a politically motivated Aunt Sally.
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