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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:02 AM   #41
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not sure - would you prefer to be working in an outstanding environment or a mediocre or drab one?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:10 AM   #42
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Well, i'm sure the inside of the building will be nice, its not like their going to work outside and have to look at the building while working

I go to BMC Great Barr campus, and the outside of the college is a mess, yet still the inside of it is fantastic, and clean (just had a re-fit)
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:11 AM   #43
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I think it's ok - just would be nicer if it was taller!!
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not sure - would you prefer to be working in an outstanding environment or a mediocre or drab one?
But an outstanding environment doesnt have to be purely about the building itself......i think factors such as the teaching staff, facilities and services, like a good library, counselling, sport facilities ect. are far more important then what the outside of the building looks like. So far we've seen 2 (?) renders of the new design, lets not write it off just yet, its bound to change.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:45 AM   #45
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The BIAD section which we've seen in the renders has been submitted for planning though, so probably won't change unless they change their mind!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:28 PM   #46
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I have every confidence that this will look really good.

My concern is for the render on the back - it might be a bit too plain and could get grubby but this end of town is less polluted so should be OK.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #47
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and in the future, there will be another building blocking this view,...... well one hopes in the assumption that later phases of the city centre campus come forward..
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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #48
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It doesn't look too bad, and it's much better than the crap that was planned for the previous site.

The sooner this is built, the sooner that BIAD can move out of Gosta Green, and Aston University can decide what to do with the current site.

I only speculate that with the constant murmurings of wanting to knock down the North Wing, that the departments based there may be moved out into the current BIAD site, but whether Aston will decide to demolish and rebuild purpose built buildings there before hand is anyone's guess.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #49
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It's been put on hold.

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/t...7319-28112978/

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The latest planning application outlines a scheme to develop a purpose-built facility that will solely house Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. It replaces an original scheme that covered extensive remodelling of all university facilities, but this has been put on hold.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #50
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I still don't understand where the £30m comes in, it must include the cost of the land which presumably they will recover when the land is CPO'd?
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Theres new pics on the link SuttonBluenose posted

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/w...5233-28110590/
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Old February 5th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #52
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It already been put on hold!?
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no no, the large city centre campus has been put on hold, not this development. in other words, this is phase one of the new campus, the rest of the campus has been put on hold.... although that said, this was never going to come forward as a single scheme ....

it might explain this in article but i assume this is related to the money lost in the original a scheme?
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Birmingham City University scales down expansion plan
Lisa Pilkington 09/02/2011 13:00


Birmingham City University has unveiled its proposals for a £60m campus expansion at Eastside.

The university has submitted a revised planning application to its original plans for which it had permission, but was then forced to abandon after the government announced plans for a High Speed 2 rail terminus at Eastside last year.

The new building has been designed by Associated Architects and significantly scaled back in size from 323,000 sq ft to 193,756 sq ft. It is understood that BCU is still in talks for further expansion space at Goodman's Eastside Locks development nearby.

This first phase of expansion will house the university's institute of art and design and will sit adjacent to the Millennium Point building, already home to BCU's Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment and part of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English.

Work is due to start on site in August this year with completion expected in time for the 2013-14 academic year.
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Birmingham City University scales down expansion plan
Lisa Pilkington 09/02/2011 13:00


Birmingham City University has unveiled its proposals for a £60m campus expansion at Eastside.

The university has submitted a revised planning application to its original plans for which it had permission, but was then forced to abandon after the government announced plans for a High Speed 2 rail terminus at Eastside last year.

The new building has been designed by Associated Architects and significantly scaled back in size from 323,000 sq ft to 193,756 sq ft. It is understood that BCU is still in talks for further expansion space at Goodman's Eastside Locks development nearby.

This first phase of expansion will house the university's institute of art and design and will sit adjacent to the Millennium Point building, already home to BCU's Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment and part of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English.

Work is due to start on site in August this year with completion expected in time for the 2013-14 academic year.
Eh?? Why not just build UPwards??
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:44 PM   #56
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i dont think its an issue because they are not allowed to, i think its more a case of not wanting to until clarity is given on how the uni is compensated for the HS2 site issue...
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i dont think its an issue because they are not allowed to, i think its more a case of not wanting to until clarity is given on how the uni is compensated for the HS2 site issue...
I was going to ask - since they did a lot of the groundwork assessments, what happens in a case like this. Will they be compensated by the governement or the council - I hope they get their money back on this.
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I was going to ask - since they did a lot of the groundwork assessments, what happens in a case like this. Will they be compensated by the governement or the council - I hope they get their money back on this.
I don't. It was a crap design
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I don't. It was a crap design
No, I mean the money they spent on surveying from the old site etc.. the more money they have available, perhaps the more ambitious the project we should have here.
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I don't. It was a crap design
No, I mean the money they spent on surveying from the old site etc.. the more money they have available, perhaps the more ambitious the project we should have here.
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