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Old May 30th, 2019, 12:31 PM   #141
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Lol. Awful building.

Like the fact the edges of the centre are slowly filling out with density though.
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Old May 31st, 2019, 12:58 AM   #142
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Lol. Awful building.

Like the fact the edges of the centre are slowly filling out with density though.

On a main road as well.
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Old September 6th, 2019, 08:29 PM   #143
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Update on this one. Not too keen on the metal balconies - reminiscent of street furniture.






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Old September 6th, 2019, 08:42 PM   #144
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Very early naughties design. Shame really.
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Old September 6th, 2019, 09:00 PM   #145
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Was looking back at the concept sketches and frankly this development, whilst inoffensive, has been thoroughly disappointing, architecturally.

It's at a prominent junction and could have had a bit more modern ambition but comes across as a very outdated and lazy development, using cheap ideas to throw up a building.

The lines in the cream/magnolia render sections, the galvanised steel balconies (fake balconies are damned dangerous in my opinion,) the materials, etc. Could have been so much better.
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Old September 7th, 2019, 12:58 AM   #146
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Most of the developments of the last 20year have the same aesthetic. From the Christian centre onwards. Just really cheap and bland.
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Old September 7th, 2019, 01:12 AM   #147
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I pass this development every day, and progress as slowed considerably lately, hard to spot a workman on site at times, some of the ground floor units are nowhere near being fitted out.
A black plastic like fascia board/trim at ground floor level was fitted round most of the development only to be removed a month ago and not replaced.
Maybe I time my passes at "slow" times, but if you look at pictures from 3 months ago, not a lot of change noticeable?
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Old September 7th, 2019, 10:22 AM   #148
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I pass this development every day, and progress as slowed considerably lately, hard to spot a workman on site at times, some of the ground floor units are nowhere near being fitted out.
A black plastic like fascia board/trim at ground floor level was fitted round most of the development only to be removed a month ago and not replaced.
Maybe I time my passes at "slow" times, but if you look at pictures from 3 months ago, not a lot of change noticeable?
It does make you think, why don't they finish projects before starting others.. Im guessing many of the workers moved over to St Martins Place. I wonder how far Colmore Tang are with St Georges Urban Village, I feel like their projects have been quiet on the forum so not sure what's been completed recently to what's still on site. Really and truly all projects, including St Martins Place need to be finished before Connaught Square starts, think we need all the attention on that one project when the time comes.
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Old September 7th, 2019, 04:37 PM   #149
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It does make you think, why don't they finish projects before starting others.. Im guessing many of the workers moved over to St Martins Place. I wonder how far Colmore Tang are with St Georges Urban Village, I feel like their projects have been quiet on the forum so not sure what's been completed recently to what's still on site. Really and truly all projects, including St Martins Place need to be finished before Connaught Square starts, think we need all the attention on that one project when the time comes.


I work for a main contractor. The vast majority of the actual work is done by sub-contractors. The main contractor just does the management so typically they’ll just have a Site Manager, a Foreman, an Engineer and a Quantity Surveyor on site. A main contractor should be able to manage and complete numerous sites at the same time without too much difficulty.

The main contractor will use different sub-contractors on each site. They will have their favourites, off course, and they will always get a quote for the work from their favourites, but they will choose a sub-contractor who’s good value and available to do the work.

A good main contractor won’t overload a sub-contractor with too much work. A good sub-contractor won’t take on too much work either.

Usually the Site Manager will manage the site from start to finish. He will be judged upon the success of this one site. Success is about profit margins mainly but also it’s about finishing the job on time and safely. So the Site Manager should be driving the job forward so it finishes on time. If the job doesn’t finish on time there could well be financial penalties.

Seven Capital sites often seem to drag on. I think this is because they use their own construction company called Colemore Tang. Seven Capital are unlikely to impose a financial penalty on Colmore Tang because they’d just be fining themselves.
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Old September 8th, 2019, 11:10 AM   #150
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I think the erdington and stirchley schemes may have slowed them down a bit and they haven’t even begun properly yet

Seems like since they took them on they’ve been quiet and slowed down


Hopefully behind the scenes they’re planning more big things to come...
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Old September 19th, 2019, 08:43 PM   #151
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Back to The Quadrant for another look, first off looking down Nelson Street from Summer Hill Terrace.


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