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Old May 20th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #41
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How many student rooms are planned here then? How many storeys too?
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Old May 20th, 2016, 08:08 PM   #42
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 09:07 AM   #43
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Bit of Solihull retail news:

Poplar Way Solihull - confirmation that Poundland (who recently moved out) will be back next year after re-configuration of a number of units providing them with a much larger store than they've vacated.

Touchwood - Jones the Bootmaker is closing. They're re-directing customers to Gordon Scott's in the high Street.

Also in Touchwood - Millie's Cookies has closed and is now a Fuel Juice bar.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:57 AM   #44
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Don't forget Solihullsuit that the Tesla showroom is now open!
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:31 AM   #45
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Popped into Touchwood a couple of Saturdays ago - always thought it's a lovely arcade and would be great if something similar could be cut through the Big Top.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:54 AM   #46
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Touchwood is always crowded on Saturday's.

Noticed some kind of charity exercise bike ride in the central court area of Touchwood on Saturday.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:41 PM   #47
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Not sure where to post this, but I will start here.

I was looking at the list of tallest buildings in Birmingham and Londonderry House was listed, see here (number 17)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._in_Birmingham

But the photo is NOT of Londonderry house, which is actually a taller building behind it on Newton St (above another NCP car park).

Below, I think this is where the picture comes from

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Birmingham.jpg

This web site below shows Londonderry House, which is BEHIND the photo of the building above.

http://www.globalstudentpads.com/pro...onderry-house/

I notice Ell took the photo of Londonderry house so maybe he can update the wiki page?
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 09:00 PM   #48
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I didn't put that one on Wikipedia / Wikimedia, someone else uploaded my photo at the time in 2010 (I do now have an account to edit those sites now).


Think what happened was that I had Londonderry House car park in the description as in 2009 there was some advert on Albert Street car park (now High Street car park) about a weekend special being £5.00 all day.


Guilbert: I've edited the text in the photo and removed it from the list. I have also added the co-ordinates of the actual Londonderry House so it is near Dale End, Newton Street and Dalton Street.


Thinking about this car park, noticed some flowers on Newton Street. Assume there must have been another recent suicide there?


Oh and there was a wooden structure on the bridge that crosses Dale End, close to the future Ikea store.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:53 PM   #49
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Some small planning apps went in for JQ sites last week.


2016/03404/PA --- 46 Frederick St - Commercial and Residential

2016/01785/PA and 2016/01390/PA --- 29 Warstone La - Commercial and Residential


2016/04011/PA --- 74 Great Hampton St - Residential.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 09:19 AM   #50
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Sorry to have a moan about this again, but who can i contact regarding that builders dumping ground by hotel la tour? Getting beyond a joke now they haven't even put hoardings up to hide it. Really bad impression to give in the city centre.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #51
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It's been a mess since 2001 after tearing down the elevated ring road. Sometimes you wonder how council leaders get transported about the city - are there designated routes to avoid the eyesores?
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:11 AM   #52
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It's been a mess since 2001 after tearing down the elevated ring road. Sometimes you wonder how council leaders get transported about the city - are there designated routes to avoid the eyesores?
Secret underground railways. That's my guess.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #53
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Secret underground railways. That's my guess.
Hence why they keep reducing building heights. The foundations of a tall building would interfere with their illiminati style underworld.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:49 AM   #54
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Precisely.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #55
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They are carried about in sedan chairs by underpaid dinner ladies.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 01:01 PM   #56
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Looking on Google Earth, it was a nice grassed section until 2007, then it became storage for something, I know its been storage for the metro the past 4 years. But people also use it as a dumping ground.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #57
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The hotel must be making complaints about it spoiling the view. See there is another one on Hill Street to do with the station redevelopment. But it's hidden away compared to this. I appreciate they won't be the most attractive things to look at but surely a less prominent site would have been common sense.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #58
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Sorry to have a moan about this again, but who can i contact regarding that builders dumping ground by hotel la tour? Getting beyond a joke now they haven't even put hoardings up to hide it. Really bad impression to give in the city centre.
Is that the one opposite Hotel La Tour, next to the multi-storey car park? I understood that was the storage depot for the Tram/Metro extension?
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Old May 24th, 2016, 02:48 PM   #59
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Guilbert: photos of Londonderry House.

https://flic.kr/p/H3GjJU

https://flic.kr/p/Hq2An9

I'll upload them to Wikimedia tonight and update the photo on the list on Wikipedia.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #60
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I've made edits to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...and_structures

Added new photo of Londonderry House. Also put my Fifty4 Hagley Road photos on Wikimedia and one on the above list. And added some co-ordinates.

I think that Chamberlain Hall would need moving up now that it is finished / open / in use!
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