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Old April 9th, 2016, 07:13 PM   #121
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Oh ok.

Other than the hoardings being prepared (put up and painted), nothing much else has been happening here. Some of the barriers had been removed.
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Gone very quiet here - don't think I've seen anyone on site this week.

Don't think anything will start in April now.

Waiting game!
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:44 PM   #123
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JCB's etc on site today, probably to remove the piles of rubble left on site during the demolition phase.
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Old May 7th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #124
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This was the HS2 College site this morning:-

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Old May 8th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #125
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Thanks BB. Looks all set to go!
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Old May 9th, 2016, 12:39 PM   #126
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Just seen this on Twitter posted by Business Birmingham

https://twitter.com/business_bham/st...97416761114624

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Ground breaking ceremonies are taking place in #Bham later today for the National College for High Speed Rail

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Old May 9th, 2016, 02:13 PM   #127
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Good news. Thanks for the update Ell.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #128
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Looks like there's plenty of space for the City to expand outwards in this direction. Anything ear-marked for that huge car park next to the Aston University accommodation? Does the area have a masterplan or is it just lots of little developments?
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I don't think anything is planned for that car park, but the 4 white buildings on the other side of the road have been knocked down for a new Unite Office and hotel.
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Only Venture Way. Various businesses have moved into Ashed Lock Way (including my work).

Car park recently re-numbered.
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Good news. Thanks for the update Ell.
No problem. Hope the future crane and ground breaking machine won't cause vibrations like the demo did!
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I don't think anything is planned for that car park, but the 4 white buildings on the other side of the road have been knocked down for a new Unite Office and hotel.
No 100% but i think the car park is ear marked for the medical school.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #134
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No 100% but i think the car park is ear marked for the medical school.
Correct, shown at the end of the video, although looks like there will be space left

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Digging the foundations today.
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What I do enjoy is the figures. Birmingham has to put more money (% wise) into establishing the HS2 college than Manchester does in creating a threatre at 4 times the cost.

Can you imagine Brum being handed £78m to build a performance venue.
It's outrageous, without a doubt. But I think we might get something like that, for something in Smithfield perhaps. Surely we're at least asking?
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Ground works are well under way at the HS2 rail college, the site is a lot bigger than the photos portray.

HS2 College HQ by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Photos taken from the other side of the site, on the Heanage Street canal bridge.

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I have a good view of it from one side of my work building, but not sure if I would want to take photos from there (don't go in that side on my lunch break). Birds eye view.
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Old May 14th, 2016, 12:06 AM   #140
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Would be nice if Wilmott Dixon could put up a webcam like they have done for Donny.

Stop right there! EDIT:

Plonked right on top of the Engineering academy

https://timelapse.regenology.co.uk/api/embedded/12v/
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