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Old December 28th, 2014, 02:08 AM   #41
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yeah it's completely different materials
Oh let's just hope there isn't any value engineering that takes place then. Otherwise it'll end up looking just like Bourneville college.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #42
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Oh let's just hope there isn't any value engineering that takes place then. Otherwise it'll end up looking just like Bourneville college.

I drive past Bourneville College every day, and it still grates on the eye; such potential lost on too much self-indulgence; however I am liking the splashes/hues of blue here; makes for a very eye-catching, yet pleasing design.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #43
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I did hear the cladding was meant to be more like the factory youth centre or atleast closer shades of blue to blend together more but cuts to the project from government funding affected their choices, ashame really, the side fronting the park looks quite smart as does the glass side to the A38

The thing that annoys me most about it is the loading bay on high st, lack of glass and that awful gold building


Wish we had something similar to Sandwell college both built at the same time for around the same price!
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I can't bring myself to like this. I can understand the need to maximise the use of the site, especially given the height constraints, but it just looks like a massive lump. If there was more depth to the elevations, I would be happier. But the scale is very inhuman and I fear that this cladding system over such a vast expanse with so few features to break it up will make the whole thing look far too busy.

It's great to see something beyond the norm being proposed for this sort of location the form and massing of it do not sit comfortably with me.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 11:53 PM   #45
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I think the renders do however so that it being 11, 15 or 19 floors is that this will appear pretty big within its context. I personally am liking what I see, well in the context of it being a student block....

if you all want to be depressed, in the boom years, I saw a project for a 35 storey tower on this site... how times have changed!
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Had to go back to the third page to find this one! Forums picked up since snowhill news!!


New renders thanks to ell posting in birmingham development thread


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Old February 5th, 2015, 08:57 PM   #47
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Old February 5th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #48
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Oh approved by the way
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Old February 5th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #49
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If you ignore the colour your second pic looks a little bit like i-land.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #50
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Think it's pretty good looking.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #51
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It's ok ..... just hope it isn't clad in the same materials as the Aston / Newtown underpasses ..... or Leeds student buildings for that matter!
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Old February 5th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #52
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it's a glazed cladding so should look quite good and shiny
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The planning committee thought it was too large for the ring road. Perhaps some thatched semis might be a more appropriate aspiration for the city ;-)
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I think it is probably the right height if i'm honest.

It is not designed well enough for it to be taller than this and would look even more like a wedge than it does already.

All in all, it is ok but could do better.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #55
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The planning committee thought it was too large for the ring road. Perhaps some thatched semis might be a more appropriate aspiration for the city ;-)
Here is the webcast of planning committee, Cllr Douglas-Osborne seemed to be the main culprit.

The Conservatoire and Bath Court are first items discussed.

http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/co...ractive/163917
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I'm really looking forward to all the residential schemes we have coming up in the city centre, whether that be for students or just normal accommodation. We are one of the only cities that can still have quite a few people around late at night, especially on weekends. Just want to see a lot more though, more people, shops staying open later and so fourth.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 09:13 AM   #57
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Think it's pretty good looking.
Agreed. Get digging!! This street will start looking quite colourful with this and the bright yellow health centre just down the road
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I'm really looking forward to all the residential schemes we have coming up in the city centre, whether that be for students or just normal accommodation. We are one of the only cities that can still have quite a few people around late at night, especially on weekends. Just want to see a lot more though, more people, shops staying open later and so fourth.
It's definatly coming, I'm hoping the strength of JL, selfridges, Debenhams, HN and HoF all going head to head will lead to longer opening hours, a city the size of Birmingham can support late night shopping with bars and restaurants added to the mix, I believe it's only a matter of time now to be honest
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Went into HOF the other day - all floors open !
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