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Old April 8th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #21
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The marketing suite at Axis in Harborne is open apparently.

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Chase Homes has opened the doors of its new marketing suite at ‘AXIS’; the developer’s scheme of 94 one- and two bedroom apartments, situated on the High Street in Harborne, Birmingham.

Initially open from between 10am to 5pm, every Saturday and Sunday, the new sales centre should provide prospective buyers with a taste of the enviable lifestyle the AXIS apartments will offer.

Mal McLachlan, sales manager, Chase Homes says:

“AXIS provides the best of both worlds, situated on Harborne High Street it benefits from the area’s strong sense of community spirit and the less transient way of life that comes with living in the centre of Birmingham.

“Formerly the site of a garage, the development is set to make a big impact on the centre of Harborne, triggering future regeneration of the area – so anyone deciding to purchase now is likely to get an instant bargain.”

The development comes with the advantage of underground parking which has taken up the majority of the build time to date. Externally, Chase will be including individually designed hard landscaping areas, which will add to AXIS’ sense of community. Whilst with fully fitted kitchens and luxuriously designed bathrooms, each of the apartments will benefit from the high specification that comes as standard in a Chase Home.

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The first release of AXIS apartments are available from £185,000. For further information about the development, visit Axis-harborne.co.uk
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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #22
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I was surprised to see that the structure is in-situ concrete to the first floor and then timber frame after that!
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Old April 8th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #23
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Future regeneration of the area my arse! Its in one of the most expensive suburbs in Brum. Building is unworthy of its very prominent location.
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It's immediate location isn't that good. BP/Somerfield, a church, what appears to be an old cinema converted into a Bingo hall. A few shops and Henry's restaurant. Used to be a car showroom/services. A nice brown midrise office block converted into apartments the size of steamer trunks is just up the road, and looks sickly.

This isn't all that bad by comparison.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #25
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If they are into regeneration why dont they build their drab building in Newtown.
They are just saying it to make people believe the flats will go up in value...er maybe not at the moment chaps!

"Chase will be including individually designed hard landscaping areas, which will add to AXIS’ sense of community" - I love this sort of thing. What on earth does it mean?!!!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #26
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Birmingham Residential Developments | General Thread

A number of Dutch developments that could transform birmingham's inner city suburbs.

Dense - family friendly - good use of space (roof terraces instead of gardens)











Every property has it's own roof terrace and balconies instead of gardens increasing density and maximising land use


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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #27
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They now have Solor houses in Newtown...
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #28
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Thanks for the thread soul 13, some gorgeous homes there, i love this pic and would love to see this in parts of digbeth, around bradford street for example, very impressive
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #29
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I would love to see Southside redeveloped as Regency style district like Cheltenham, with fine three and four storey family housing lining crescents and squares and tree lined boulevards.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #30
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what he said
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #31
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Thanks for the thread soul 13, some gorgeous homes there, i love this pic and would love to see this in parts of digbeth, around bradford street for example, very impressive
looks a bit commie though?
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Something about the colours of the houses in the very first picture, and the way they meet the road reminds me of the row houses on The Wire - I can't help but think that's not the effect they were after.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #33
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I Don't think there's much wrong with Park Central myself. If we were to use that as a blueprint for redeveloping other 60's estates across the city then I really don't believe that we'll go far wrong.
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The problem with Park central's that it looks and feels like an estate attached to city centre (I live there). What we need especially in areas like digbeth and east side is dense housing that follows the Victorian street pattern. There should be a number of apartments (especially along the main corridors, Bristol road, Digbeth high street) but if we really want to bring families back to inner city dense town houses of 3,4 bedrooms with roof terraces's the way to go.











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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #35
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that is like urban design porn!!!!!!!!
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Something like those wonderful waterside houses could be built around the Typhoo factory and Warwick Bar / The Bond - love them! Also, talking about Bristol Road / St - I'd love the entire street from Bromsgrove St to the Ring Road to be like those gabled 4 storey terraces above, the waste of space from Etap back to the RR with similar terraces too (joining up with the Asda spiral tower!)
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Something about the colours of the houses in the very first picture, and the way they meet the road reminds me of the row houses on The Wire - I can't help but think that's not the effect they were after.
Hmmm now that you mention it i can see a bit of Baltimore in there!! After Bergerac, the wire has to be the best police drama
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This is probably the best thread for this:

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Birmingham first council to build new “homes for heroes” for wounded ex soldiers

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Artist impression of the Homes for Heroes projectBIRMINGHAM has become the first council in the country to build new “homes for heroes” exclusively for wounded ex soldiers.

The 12 apartments, bungalows and houses in Bartley Green are for any former RAF, Army or Navy man or woman with priority given to those with a disability.

They are due for completion next year and are a partnership between the city council, the Alderson Trust, the Homes and Communities Agency and Galliford Try.

Although charities and trusts build homes for former service personnel across the country, Birmingham is the only local authority to do so.

Hero marine Lance Corporal Matt Croucher from Solihull, who was awarded the George Cross, welcomed the move.

He said if every council in the country followed Birmingham’s example, that would result in over 1,000 homes being built.

“It’s really good to see Birmingham leading the way and hopefully other councils will take it on board and do something similar,” he said.

The Alderson Trust is a charity within the city council which was set up in 1933 to provide homes for soldiers returning from the First World War........

Read More http://www.birminghammail.net/news/b...#ixzz1GnIWZErY
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I like. I wish Birmingham had some quaint, is that the right word, houses with non obvious roads and pavements, benches ect. Could stick these on the Mackadown or in Digbeth and they'd look fab.
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