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Old September 3rd, 2019, 09:36 AM   #1581
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Taggers brainless moronic sheep with no artistic talent whatsoever - they blight so many towns & cities
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Old September 3rd, 2019, 10:20 AM   #1582
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This was my initial thought, but wouldn't the units be uniform? Much like One Centenary Square?

If they let each retailer create their own shop front it could become messy, much like how Metro Bank went their own way instead of following the likes of JD, H&M and Burton. It's the first time I think I've seen this happen on such a large development.
Yeah, it will be uniform but deal with as part of the lease i imagine. The planning app would have shown the shop fronts too so there isn't much way to change it drastically. The detailed apps for shop fronts will come forward once operators come on board.

At least, that is generally what happens.
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Old September 3rd, 2019, 09:32 PM   #1583
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This was my initial thought, but wouldn't the units be uniform? Much like One Centenary Square?

If they let each retailer create their own shop front it could become messy, much like how Metro Bank went their own way instead of following the likes of JD, H&M and Burton. It's the first time I think I've seen this happen on such a large development.
I quite agree. I like the uniformity of that run of shops on Bristol Rd - looks smart!!!
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Old September 14th, 2019, 11:07 PM   #1584
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Old September 15th, 2019, 01:46 PM   #1585
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While having a gander at Phase 2, I found these renders of Phase 1 'Sky Gardens' that seem to be missing from the roof, as Allegro are advertising this as a selling point, I hope they are still looking to put the gardens up there.

Maybe once the larger tower is finished, the greenery would look fantastic from street level and would break up all the brickwork a bit.





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Old September 15th, 2019, 03:13 PM   #1586
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A few shots focusing on the tower now that the scaffolding has mostly been taken down.


Exchange Square 1 | Residential/Retail | 26/16/9fl | 81/52/32m | U/C.
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Old September 15th, 2019, 05:34 PM   #1587
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Like many on here I wasn’t a fan, however I don’t mind admitting this has grown on me. Particularly as I’ve seen it in the flesh.

I think it compliments The McLaren Building (which is a fave of mine) and it does have a big city feel to it.

Just hope the area at ground level has some life - retail units and the like.

Oh...and a bit of lighting at the top at night!
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Old September 15th, 2019, 05:51 PM   #1588
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With the building it going to have around it it defo does a big city feel to it
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Old September 16th, 2019, 12:53 PM   #1589
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Its shit but will likely be blocked out over the next 5 or so years
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Old September 16th, 2019, 01:26 PM   #1590
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it all depends on the vantage point in my opinion. From Moor Street it looks absolutely awful but from the front and looking from Aston Uni it looks much better.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 10:09 PM   #1591
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It looks terrible between The Crown and BTP but better when next to average modern buildings.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 11:22 PM   #1592
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This image here shows this building in all its horribleness. Truly shocking. Certainly a blot on the landscape. Hopefully all the plans for taller buildings close by materialise and this ugly monster becomes far less conspicuous.
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Old September 17th, 2019, 07:03 PM   #1593
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Luckily it'll be blocked by MG, Exchange Phase 2, One Eastside and anything else we could throw infront of it.
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Old October 3rd, 2019, 06:23 PM   #1594
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Old October 4th, 2019, 11:35 AM   #1595
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Can anyone email the developers to ask why they have conveniently missed out putting in the sky garden. It would really improve the look. If I was buying a place here based on the renders I would certainly want to hold them to account. Hate it when these developers promise the world and then cost cut and water down.
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Old October 4th, 2019, 03:08 PM   #1596
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Can anyone email the developers to ask why they have conveniently missed out putting in the sky garden. It would really improve the look. If I was buying a place here based on the renders I would certainly want to hold them to account. Hate it when these developers promise the world and then cost cut and water down.
I think this is a BTR only scheme
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Old October 8th, 2019, 01:56 PM   #1597
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It's a monster





I like it.
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Old October 8th, 2019, 02:05 PM   #1598
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but could it have Snowhill 3 in a fight!
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Old October 8th, 2019, 02:12 PM   #1599
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but could it have Snowhill 3 in a fight!
I think The Cube would have a good chance too!
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