Sutton Coldfield - Page 6 - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Birmingham Metro Area

Birmingham Metro Area Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:51 PM   #101
mk61
Yep
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,670
Likes (Received): 76

So what;s drawing all these bods into Sutton then? is there some utterly captivating draw that's turning Sutton into a chav-honeypot.
mk61 está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 23rd, 2007, 12:02 AM   #102
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

we do have a jd sports in sutton, could be the answer hehe

the school i go to 'Plantsbrook', is full of little chavs now.
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #103
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

The Mere Green scheme went in for planning in mid-June. Decision will be made tomorrow, this one totally skipped my radar. I'll upload some elevations and plans for you in a bit.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 8th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #104
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

OK, so here is the Mere Green scheme designed by Kinetic.

View from Carlton passage:


Holden Way and Sainsbury's Car park


Holden Way


Some other elevation


Ground floor plan


First floor:


Second floor:


Third floor:


Another ground floor one:


Corner detail:


Proposed new square:


I have no clue about the area so I'm relying on you to work it all out. Personally, I think the design is shit. It's mediocre and plain trashy in some places. This could have been a much higher quality, more attractive scheme. I like the idea of a new square but there is a lot of potential here that has been lost.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #105
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

I'm never rarely up at Mere Green, but i do know the layout abit, but it does look shite. Whats with the dark blue sky on the renders:S

Im not really bothered about whats going on at Mere Green, im more intrested in Sutton Coldfield or Erdington. hopefully something is in planning for Erdington behind the stage! If Mere Green can have that, im sure Erdo will but better.
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #106
Biosonic
Second Citizen
 
Biosonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 16,773
Likes (Received): 573

Normal architecture from Kinetic
__________________
Birmingham.Brilliance
Biosonic no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #107
mk61
Yep
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,670
Likes (Received): 76

Pitched roofs eh? A little out of kilter with the squaryness of the rest of it.

mk61 está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #108
ultraviolet
Registered User
 
ultraviolet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,932
Likes (Received): 16

Looks like it's all go

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/...name_page.html

£50m to be spent on shops centreAug 10 2007







A SUTTON Coldfield shopping centre is to get a £50 million revamp after plans were given the go-ahead.

Building work is expected to begin next spring on new shops, restaurants, bars, a new public square and 152 flats at Mere Green.

City planning chiefs gave unanimous backing to developer Spring Ltd's scheme for the centre.

This was despite objections from many local residents and the Mere Green Neighbourhood Forum - who were particularly concerned at the numbers of flats and lack of car parking for shoppers.

Forum spokeswoman Shirley Varlow said: "This seems to be designed for a town centre and Mere Green is not a town centre, but a small commercial area in a residential district."

Spring Ltd architect Brett Lovett, a Mere Green resident, replied: "This is a fantastic opportunity to improve this area. It will benefit the community."


This was backed by the planning committee. Coun Peter Douglas Osborn (Cons, Weoley) said: "This is an exciting scheme which will provide a heart for the area."
ultraviolet no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #109
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

That's a real bummer. I would have objected to the scheme if there was time
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #110
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

Its not sutton coldfield shopping centre!!:S
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #111
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

It say a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre . There's a render in the Sutton News today - looks a bit better.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #112
ShavenHeaden
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 928
Likes (Received): 0

The planning app for the transmitter extension has been submitted - N/04511/07/FUL - showing how geeky I am given how long I'm taking looking at these
ShavenHeaden no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #113
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erebus555 View Post
It say a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre . There's a render in the Sutton News today - looks a bit better.
oh yeah
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #114
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

A couple of renders of the Mere Green scheme.

I like how they make this look up-market with the Maserati and BMW!
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #115
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

Not sure about it.

The bottom render, they look like modern houses that are turned into shops. Erhm..
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #116
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

I agree. It's a difficult one. I'm more worried about the supermarket design although we're gunna have to wait and see on that one.
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #117
mk61
Yep
 
mk61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,670
Likes (Received): 76

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrAfiK_248 View Post
Not sure about it.

The bottom render, they look like modern houses that are turned into shops. Erhm..
Maybe that's the effect they're after.
mk61 está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #118
GrAfiK_248
Registered User
 
GrAfiK_248's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 3,889
Likes (Received): 539

Yeah, much so with the slanted roof.
GrAfiK_248 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #119
Erebus555
It's Sting. So What?
 
Erebus555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bristol
Posts: 32,477
Likes (Received): 270

On the residential development next to Good Hope, the roof trusses for the one house have been lowered into place using a rather big temporary crane. The other house being built has not progressed to anywhere near the stage of construction of the other.

As for the houses being built up the road; the windows have been fitted and they are finishing off doing the roofs. The crane for that came down quite a while back.

There seems to be some construction going on near John Willmott School/ Fairfax School at the Reddicap too. There is a tower crane there. I haven't seen what's going on yet but I hope to some time soon.

Plus a scheme on the Reddicap near the two tower blocks has been approved not long ago to demolish the existing houses (about 4-6) and build about 14 on the site of them and the gardens. I'll get some pictures as soon as possible so they won't disappear before I get there!
__________________
The UK Housing Wiki - Attempting to document every tower block, council estate, private estate, housing association, tower block construction/ demolition method, tower block architect, tower block construction company... etc etc, in the UK. Everything to do with postwar residences! - Please join and help!

EREBUS - OFFICIAL MOD CANDIDATE 2011 - BRITISH MODS FOR BRITISH PEOPLE!
Erebus555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #120
El Paulo
This is PWEI-zation!
 
El Paulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brummagem
Posts: 1,173
Likes (Received): 2

Most people probably know about this already but, for those who don't, the Job Centre in Erdington is moving to the empty building on the Sutton New Rd in just the next few weeks.
__________________
BEARWOOD
A small child nestling contentedly between the two heaving bosoms that are Birmingham and the Black Country
El Paulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peddimore | Sutton Coldfield | Employment | Prop. RalphGuy Birmingham Metro Area 7 August 16th, 2019 05:43 PM
Sutton Point | Sutton | 20, 11 fl Mr Cladding Completed projects 3 December 31st, 2018 09:44 PM
24-34 Sutton Court Road | Sutton | 66m | 21 fl | Approved SE9 London Metro Area 1 November 14th, 2018 11:55 PM
Brassington Avenue | Sutton Coldfield | Retirement Village | 16/14/11/10/9fl | Canc. Birmingham Birmingham Metro Area 88 February 17th, 2016 01:51 AM
Birmingham's Listed Buildings feltip The Lunar Society 12 January 28th, 2008 04:00 AM


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us