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Old January 19th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #81
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if the academy is going, could they relocate to the central methodist hall instead? needs some money spending but that's what i'd do
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Old January 19th, 2006, 10:18 AM   #82
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Good work Pirlo!

Foxtrot - the Methodist Hall is being converted into apartments I think.

Tha Sanctuary would be OK - maybe a bit confined.

I am sure there's some big old warehouse in Digbeth or Gun Quarter which would do the trick
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Old January 19th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #83
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On Block 7, the proposed cultural facility ("the precise nature of which is yet to be defined"), it says: "it is anticipated that the building would have iconic architectural status". excellent
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Old January 19th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #84
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... though of course I hope that is iconic in a good way!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #85
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Coverage in today's Post:

from
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/...l&siteid=50002

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£550m city shopping complex unveiled

Jan 19 2006

By Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail




THIS is how the exciting £550 million city centre shopping and leisure complex planned for the Martineau Galleries will look.

The Birmingham Alliance, the people behind the Bullring, is to transform the estate, which currently includes the Oasis, Toys R Us, Argos and the Academy nightclub.

An outline planning application has been submitted for the conversion of the 13-and-a-half acre Priory Square site between Corporation Street and Moor Street Queensway. If approved, it is earmarked for completion in 2011.

The first steps were taken last week with the announcement that Virgin is to close its Corporation Street megastore on January 28.

It will soon be followed by Toys R Us, due to the imminent unveiling of a new Birmingham store.

And further shops in the complex, which includes a well-known outdoor market, will close over the next two years ready for demolition and construction work to begin in 2008.

A spokeswoman said: "Toys R Us has found new premises elsewhere and that space is available on a short term lease."

Two much-loved Birmingham institutions, the Oasis indoor fashion market and the Academy nightclub will be forced to relocate when the bulldozers move in.

"The Birmingham Alliance is also offering assistance to The Academy in a search for new premises elsewhere in the city, if they require it," the spokeswoman added.

Birmingham Alliance director Jon Emery said the development, called the Martineau Galleries, will link the Eastside regeneration area to the city centre.

He said: "The positive impact of Bullring on Birmingham is immense - since its opening, the City has leapt from being the 13th most important retail centre in the UK to third.

"The Alliance's involvement has played a key role in Birmingham's renaissance, which will continue into the next decade with the development of Martineau Galleries."
From this I gather then that The Academy will definitely be located outside of MG and that the cultural venue will be something else - this is good!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #86
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"It will soon be followed by Toys R Us, due to the imminent unveiling of a new Birmingham store."

wonder where there moving too???
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #87
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"when the bulldozers move in."

summer 2006!!!!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #88
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over the next 2 years.......IF approved....its not going to be happening just yet!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #89
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you never know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #90
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Only 2 places I can think of if the move is imminent and that's the Bull ring where Dixons was (think this was mentioned earlier) or Beaties - would this site be too big ?or could they get creative with that extra room and create and a great Toy shopping experience. Or am I just over tired ?
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #91
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Will we be the only city not to have any decent size office towers

apart from Alpha at 100m all our other significant towers are all residential.

AC
BST
HCT
MG
NS 1
NS 2
PARK CENTRAL
CPG

when are our office towers gonna come in something significantly tall? Im all for all these towers being residential, but I cant help thinking that we need to vary the uses of our towers within the city.



Masshouse 75m, Peat House 59m, Post and Mail 60m dont really do it.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #92
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well office towers are ALOT more risky..... only london in the country has so far built office towers....... and the only one outsid london is 1 hardman sq in manc...and thats the only one i cant hihg of out or all there proposals
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Old January 19th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #93
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This project is really started to get me excited!

2011 is only 5 years time (although it seems longer),

Which means there could be work begining in the next 18 months id guess.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #94
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wow, omg, look at all those stunning skyscrapers in the pic!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #95
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wow, omg, look at all those stunning skyscrapers in the pic!
Sarcasm

Dude, a 110m tower is very sizeable for here, remember Woody thought nothin over 70m would be constructed. Its a positive.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #96
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i was going to ask if that was aarsm on ghostdogs behalf considering that there is a 110m tower in the pic.....

amyway, yes, i am supprised anything over 70m was built...mclaren was MEANT to be the max hight
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i was going to ask if that was aarsm on ghostdogs behalf considering that there is a 110m tower in the pic.....

amyway, yes, i am supprised anything over 70m was built...mclaren was MEANT to be the max hight
Even City Park Gate has trumped it
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:30 PM   #98
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May I ask Woody but where all these articles you promised us havent seen that many on SSN
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #99
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Is that litle stumpy thing in the pic meant to be 110m. OK maybe it's the aspect ratio thats confusing. That's not too bad a height I guess, for us Brummies anyway.

I suppose I need to remind myself of that Father Ted episode, that cow's small and that cow's far away....
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Good news about the tower;I was expecting anything over 70m.Interesting to see that it's only 3m under the maximum height allowed at the moment.Would they have pushed for more floors if not?
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