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Old November 2nd, 2016, 07:22 PM   #101
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They won't be keeping them will they? We'll be getting the larger steps that people tend to use for seating. There are more infront of 1 Chamberlain square too. You can see them here:



If this is what we end up with then it looks fantastic.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 07:43 PM   #102
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Yeah you're right:
Oh great, someone told me the old steps were staying. Glad thats not true.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 08:36 PM   #103
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The concrete structure holding the steps up is mostly being kept to the area that can be seen now. A few holes are being cut in the concrete for tree pits.

There is plant equipment for the Town Hall below Chamberlain Square which cannot be removed, hence the keeping of this area..

The actual steps will get picked off at some point, but not for a while.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 10:28 PM   #104
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Thanks Ram. I believe everything you say!
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Old December 10th, 2016, 10:54 PM   #105
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Several cranes on site.

Seen from Level 9 at the Library of Birmingham (skyline viewpoint)

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Old June 13th, 2017, 09:40 PM   #106
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New Year Bump! Some great news!

September start for the main building, the basement levels should get underway very soon.


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CONTRACTOR FOR TWO CHAMBERLAIN SQUARE ANNOUNCED


Construction group, BAM has been chosen to build Two Chamberlain Square, the second building in the first phase of the Paradise development. The 183,000 sq ft building is due for completion in 2019, shortly after One Chamberlain Square, and is being constructed on a speculative basis.



The Glenn Howells Architects design will feature elegant columns to reflect the architecture of the Town Hall, as well as full-length glazing with unrivalled views over Chamberlain Square. Opening out onto the redesigned public realm, Two Chamberlain Square will bring the public space to life, complementing some of Birmingham’s finest civic buildings including the Town Hall, Council House and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The enabling and infrastructure works for both buildings is already underway, with piling for the foundations for Two Chamberlain Square currently being drilled up to 20 metres into the ground. BAM will begin construction of the building itself in September 2017 following the completion of two levels of basement.

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets at Hermes Investment Management, said:
“Our confidence in Birmingham is such that we are pushing ahead with the speculative development of Two Chamberlain Square. Paradise will transform the centre of Birmingham and we are excited to announce that BAM will be beginning construction next year ahead of a scheduled completion in 2019.”

Argent, the Development Manager for Paradise, has worked with BAM extensively. The contractor built seven of the eleven buildings at Brindleyplace, as well as buildings at its King’s Cross regeneration scheme.

Rob Groves, Regional Director at Argent, said:
“BAM has a fantastic track record, which we’ve experienced first-hand at Brindleyplace and King’s Cross. In this case we were really impressed with the team’s understanding of the unique constraints of the Paradise site which is vital to the successful delivery of Two Chamberlain Square."

“This building, alongside One Chamberlain Square, is set to be one of Birmingham’s most impressive and is further evidence that exciting things are happening in the city. We are looking forward to working with BAM to bring Two Chamberlain Square to life.”


Rod Stiles, Regional Director for BAM Construction in the Midlands, said:
“The confidence to move ahead with prestigious new offices at Two Chamberlain Square is a truly positive sign for the region’s economy.

“BAM has a great deal of experience building striking developments in Birmingham, and we’re delighted our expertise working with Glenn Howells, BAM Design and Arup has afforded us an opportunity to help deliver this exciting development. Argent and BAM started our industry leading partnership in 1994 with the first new building at Brindleyplace in Birmingham and have now delivered over 30 iconic and award winning buildings together.”


Construction of One Chamberlain Square is already underway, with completion expected in autumn 2018. The public realm enhancements to Chamberlain Square will also be implemented during this period and Two Chamberlain Square will complete in early 2019.

BAM has been appointed by a JV between Hermes Investment Management, the £28.6 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a professional investment management organisation that invests on behalf of 18 million Canada Pension Plan contributors and beneficiaries.

The Paradise redevelopment is being brought forward through Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council. The private sector funding is being managed by Hermes Investment Management which has partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the first phase of the development. Argent is the development manager.
http://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/...-second-phase/



This was posted in March, but I don't recall seeing it posted on the forum.
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Old June 15th, 2017, 09:55 AM   #107
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more tower cranes to come in a few months then!
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Old June 15th, 2017, 09:02 PM   #108
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Under the steps leads to Anchor entrance IIRC.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 10:49 PM   #109
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A webcam screenshot from today, those black and white blocks turned up today, as did the set of red metal rods (don't know what else to call them) to me looks like the base of a 2 tower cranes, but surely they're too close to each other to be. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old June 21st, 2017, 10:47 AM   #110
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White blocks could be insulation voidformer to save on concrete and the metal rods are steel reinforcement bars

Looks like they might getting ready to pour a concrete slab
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:50 AM   #111
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More interst, it looks like waterproofing to the pedestrian walkway? Does anyone know when this is due to reopen ?
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More interst, it looks like waterproofing to the pedestrian walkway? Does anyone know when this is due to reopen ?
We were talking about this on the 1CS thread, it seems that we're just waiting for the new Conservatoire to open and then we'll see this walkway open so the current Conservatoire and Fletchers Walk can be demolished, I'm going to say around October/November, around that time the new Crossing at Great Charles Street Queensway will also open.
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Cheers. I look forward to that
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We were talking about this on the 1CS thread, it seems that we're just waiting for the new Conservatoire to open and then we'll see this walkway open so the current Conservatoire and Fletchers Walk can be demolished, I'm going to say around October/November, around that time the new Crossing at Great Charles Street Queensway will also open.
Don't forget the summer holidays allows for a bit of flexibility. The old Conservatoire will no longer be in use from the start of the summer holidays and the new Conservatoire doesn't need to be ready until closer to the end of the holidays.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 08:33 PM   #115
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Good to see things progressing here... looking forward to seeing this one go up. Chamberlain Square will look great.

Can't wait for the Conservatoire to move.... the old one and fletchers walk look even more of a monstrosity since the library has been pulled down... good riddance to them.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:14 PM   #116
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We were talking about this on the 1CS thread, it seems that we're just waiting for the new Conservatoire to open and then we'll see this walkway open so the current Conservatoire and Fletchers Walk can be demolished, I'm going to say around October/November, around that time the new Crossing at Great Charles Street Queensway will also open.


The final performance in the Conservatoire was earlier this week - 'a two-day marathon of new music as we say goodbye to our iconic Brutalist home at Paradise Place'

The organs have all been moved out now, the admin department moved about a few weeks ago, so we're pretty much there.
The organ department had their final event of the academic year last night at St Chad's Cathedral.

IMO the orange munchers will be back once that new walkway is opened.
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There are still rehearsal rooms going to my knowledge, and students of all the unis in the city still have their private lessons there.

This might cling on until the end of term times yet.
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Don't forget the summer holidays allows for a bit of flexibility. The old Conservatoire will no longer be in use from the start of the summer holidays and the new Conservatoire doesn't need to be ready until closer to the end of the holidays.
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There are still rehearsal rooms going to my knowledge, and students of all the unis in the city still have their private lessons there.

This might cling on until the end of term times yet.


Im sure they also run master courses during the summer at the Conservatoire.
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Im sure they also run master courses during the summer at the Conservatoire.


I heard on good authority that the Conservatoire building closed last Friday. (30 June) they've definitely completely moved out.
They were originally told the demolition would start the next day, but doubted that it would.
I suspect they'll strip as much as they can internally but am guessing the structure will have to stay until the new walkway is ready to use as Fletcher's Walk is underneath it.
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Deffo under construction now this one.
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