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Old August 31st, 2007, 02:49 AM   #21
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Old August 31st, 2007, 03:27 AM   #22
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:58 PM   #23
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If McLaren is to be reclad, I imagine it would be the last thing they do, to be honest. Also, if it were to be reclad, I imagine they'd refurbish it as well.

It might be a couple of years yet before we see any construction on the other side of the road. Remember, they still need full planning permission for that side of the road and with the buildings the size that they are - it's going to take some time.

Anyway, great to see this rise! It really does seem like a construction boom has just started.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 01:34 PM   #24
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Half of me is thinking "It's about bloody time" but the other half is remembering how quickly the first building shot up and is getting very excited.
(I should get my schizophrenia looked at, shouldn't I.)
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Old August 31st, 2007, 01:47 PM   #25
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Is this the correct design for what's going up now?
It's seriously confusing. This is the redesign from the original block M and since then we've had several design changes to the other blocks.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:43 PM   #26
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I told you all that something was happening with phase 2 of Masshouse, you can really find out alot by coming into the city on the cross city railway line in the morning.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:38 PM   #27
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cheers Brum X - you can also keep us posted on Curzon Gateway that way too.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM   #28
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At last, at last, at last!

The first building is great, but it was beginning to look a bit forlorn stuck out on it's own!

Steel already eh? Can't be bad!
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Old August 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM   #29
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Upstairs on the 50 would give you a good view.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:10 PM   #30
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I told you all that something was happening with phase 2 of Masshouse, you can really find out alot by coming into the city on the cross city railway line in the morning.
You're not wrong! I used to love using the Cross City Line - it's how I first noticed the Belmont Row Co-op factory (RIP) and when I saw them demolishing the old Castle Cement site for Curzon Gate! You get a good view from being so high up.

steve-b: That is the current design that was submitted for planning and gained consent.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:17 PM   #31
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The Moor St line is really good for a view onto Brum as well.. that is my first memory of a city (any city) seeing the tall buildings as i'd come into Moor st with my mum and this was just before they redeveloped it the first time (about 1987).
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Yeah, you do get a great view of the Western side of the city centre out of the trains south of Moor St, I posted one such picture in the Skylines thread the other day. Also, shouldn't be bad for viewing the developments in Eastside once they come to fruition
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:54 PM   #33
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brummyboy92, how old are you?
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 09:36 PM   #34
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That is the current design that was submitted for planning and gained consent.
Thanks Erebus.
I really love this design. The un-ordered nature of the balconies has a strange aesthetic appeal and I like the curved sides too, quite shapely. I wish they'd have kept the original roof though.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 09:37 PM   #35
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I think the affordable housing is going to be at the bottom - notice the lack of balconies at the bottom as well, there are more the higher you go.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 09:45 PM   #36
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It's good people like the look of this - because It'll be visible from the entire length of the park, albeit with some tallish stuff right behind it.
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It'll be interesting to see how this works alongside the more angular-looking City Park Gate.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:15 PM   #38
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Cheers! Is that crane for the Masshouse development or something else? Where have the retro pics gone?!
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