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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:33 AM   #41
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:53 AM   #42
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:54 AM   #43
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So... Solihull!

Does anyone have any picture of the construction of Touchwood? I'd be really interested to see that
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:53 PM   #45
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It looks lovely. A proper villagey look.

Who needs skyscrapers when you can have this?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 11:05 PM   #46
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Me Me Me! I need lots of skyscrapers in Birmingham please!

But not in Solihull, that looks nice just the way it is
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Old June 21st, 2007, 11:09 PM   #47
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Solihull's got Chelmsley Wood for skyscrapers any way . Very nice pictures there though - it does look very villagey, not a metropolitan borough.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 11:46 PM   #48
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To be fair those pictures accentuate the villagey qualities and parts of town. There are also some midrise office blocks but they don't get photographed as much.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #49
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Anyone in solihull today? the manhole by the Ramada hotel opposite the church clogged with all the rain, and the smell has been terrible all week. Workmen today came and started to fix it, but large pilesof sewage were washing down the road, not a nice sight. You wouldnt have thought it was a nice, quaint english village after seeing that
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Old June 28th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #50
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I did go through Solihull today, twice. Didn't notice and sewage flowing through the streets though, must have just been lucky. Or at the top of the hill
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Old June 28th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #51
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Can anyone recommend some good places in Solihull to chill out with a nice lady friend for the evening - er, no sawdust joints please smysticed!!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #52
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Apres or the Opal Lounge are nice
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Opal lounge is nice But I've heard speak of racist door policies at Apres
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #54
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The Slug and lettuce is really nice and has a good crowd. It's out the back of Touchwood ie you have to go in from the high st and then out the back doors to the south facing balconies. It is really nice in summer as they have a terrace.. and plenty of under cover seating to if it's a hot and wet evening.

For food there is a Wagamamas upstairs in touchwood.
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Opal lounge is nice But I've heard speak of racist door policies at Apres
funny you mention that, but the one on summer row has the most erratic door policy and from personal experience I reckon its racist too
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thanx. Are Apres and Opal on the High St? I've heard there's even a Reflex now in Solihull? I like the Reflex on Broad St
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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #57
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funny you mention that, but the one on summer row has the most erratic door policy and from personal experience I reckon its racist too
Yes i've heard that too about the summer row Apres from several of my friends
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Old June 30th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #58
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thanx. Are Apres and Opal on the High St? I've heard there's even a Reflex now in Solihull? I like the Reflex on Broad St
Opal lounge is on the high street, but Apres is just off it, on Poplar Road. And indeed, there is a Reflex, think it's been there for a while
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:45 AM   #59
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Does anybody think Solihull Council should let the NEC area (this includes the Birmingham Business Park - an area bounded by the M42 and A446) go for gold in it's development? I would love to see it get a Brindley Place - type centre with many hotels and a proper bus network serving the airport / NEC. The NEC's 31 years old now and has expanded slowly but surely, but really needs a kind of "town centre" to help it pull in the big shows and visitors. It really is a jewell ready to be polished and put on display even more, but is being held back by a small-minded council. Ditto BHX.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 02:17 AM   #60
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Yeah but Brindley Place different to creation of NEC. NEC was pretty much conference, exhibition and hotel. I think you could have a brindley place style set of buildings but brindley place mixed use development with homes so its place to live, work and shop although less of big shops. I don't think NEC is same and airport noise would be quite offputting. Im hoping the NEC masterplanning that was announced last year will have a plan but not too sure if Id like your idea.

I know Excel centre in London and Manchester G-MEX different but they dont need a town centre.
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