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Old March 26th, 2015, 12:59 PM   #21
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The difference is approximately 0.05 seconds.

Birmingham is a lot nearer than Frankfurt (a competitor city to London) or Paris.

I think the issue is more about human factors and clustering than the speed of light ;-)
This is to the main stock exchange. It is computers doing the vast majority of transactions, not humans. 0.05seconds would lose a company millions, if not billions.

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297686...the-difference

http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...-stock-trades/

http://www.wired.com/2012/08/ff_wallstreet_trading/

I was speaking to one trader who was forced by regulators to purchase a drum of several kilometres of fibre cable and run his network through that, because he was a few km closer to the stock exchange than his competitor.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 12:22 PM   #22
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General view this morning - sorry about the bad join!


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Old March 27th, 2015, 01:31 PM   #23
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This sites huge, can't wait to see all the cranes with two arena central now being bought forward by the HSBC news we should have 5 buildings going up at once in this area, technically 6 if we class to the two residentials at plot E as seperate buildings!
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With the complete overhaul on this site. Whats the likelihood of the site to the left being redeveloped (the brown offices on the canalside)??
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Old March 27th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #25
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Hopefully not long
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Old March 28th, 2015, 01:58 AM   #26
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What about those sad brick buildings on the left?!?!?
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Old March 28th, 2015, 11:07 AM   #27
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What about those sad brick buildings on the left?!?!?
Think that's what he meant.

I agree there is no place for buildings like this is a city centre, more akin to the kind if thing you expect to find in cannock
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Old March 28th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #28
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Although I hate them and wish they'd make way for bigger and better


I don't want to see them demolished unless solid plans are in place for a replacement to go up


It won't be long until someone picks up they're a prime location for redevelopment
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Old March 28th, 2015, 01:02 PM   #29
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Arena Central Projects


Plot E | Arena Central | 28 / 14 Fl | 86m / 46m | apartments | prop.
(Plot 6 and 7 on the plan below)

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1801896


Plot F Arena Central | Holiday Inn Express | Holiday Street | 18 fl | 61m | Prop
(Plot 8 on the plan below)

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1494504


Plot G Arena Central | Suffolk Street Queensway | 23 fl | 75m | Prop.
(Plot 10 on plan below, known as Dandara 1 & 2)

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1777210


One Arena Central | 8 Floors | 38m | Prop.
(Plot 1 on the plan below)

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1732329


Two Arena Central | Offices | 62m | 11FL | prop.
(Plot 2 on the plan below)

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1799966


Arena Central plan


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Thanks for this summary Guilbert.
I am confused over one element. We keep hearing about a tall residential (??28 storeys with a "crown") is this one of the highlighted residential plots, or something that as yet to be revealed ?
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Plot 6/E1 on that diagram is the 28 floor, 86m resi tower as for the distinctive crown assume it's about lighting

Plot 7/E2 is the "shoulder" block to the above


All that is remaining is plot 3/D as it was known on the previous plans which will be an office block similar in height to alpha

It's planned to be 330,000 sq ft

And in my opinion the location for hsbc consolidated offices in the city

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Old March 28th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #31
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This is the massing diagram,


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Old March 28th, 2015, 02:15 PM   #32
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Thanks for this summary Guilbert. I am confused over one element. We keep hearing about a tall residential (??28 storeys with a "crown") is this one of the highlighted residential plots, or something that as yet to be revealed ?
The building numbered 6 is the 28 storey resi
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Old March 28th, 2015, 03:21 PM   #33
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Holliday street sure is going to look awful!

I still think the massing of the resi units is wrong. The one which included another tower on the corner, or the one with three 70 metre-ish blocks would have been much better.

I don't think it will be long until Axis is redeveloped along with the offices on the canal once this is completed.

Do we have a timescale for this? If they're all going up together, the last office tower could be about 5 years from completion maybe. If only Paradise Circus was going up this quick.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #34
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Going to look awesome from the top floor of the Cube. The gap filled in between the Hyatt & Alpha Tower.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #35
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Sorry if it's been answered already, but do we know what the old bank will be used for?
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Old March 29th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #36
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Some kind of museum of religion.
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was that ever confirmed or just an idea?
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Wouldn't it be great if religion was consigned to a museum
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It will be here!!
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Found the source.

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...-great-7716209

"Birmingham City Council, which owns the Municipal Bank, told the Post it was sympathetic to the museum proposal if it could be developed into a workable plan."

So it's still got an "if".
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