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Old February 26th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #1
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Platform 21 | Offices/Retail | Refurb | 9fl | U/C

The works comprise nine floors of retained and refurbished office space, including extensions to the office floor plates on floors six to nine, creating 761 sq.m additional floorspace (gross external).

Internal reconfigurations include the relocation/creation of a new office entrance off Stephenson Street and the construction of a new circulation core.

Works to the envelope include a complete new façade to the Stephenson Street elevation, new cladding to the wall-climber lift enclosure on the New Street elevation and new windows and curtain walling to all other elevations.
The existing retail units on the Ground Floor that front New Street are to remain without any intervention and are excluded from these works

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Application Number 2016/01391/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address 102 New Street Stephenson Street Birmingham B2 4HQ
Proposal Extension to floors 6-9, square off lift, installation of shop front on Stephenson Street and installation of cladding, new windows and curtain walling
https://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/...m/Menus/PL.xml








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Old February 26th, 2016, 11:51 PM   #2
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Old February 26th, 2016, 11:55 PM   #3
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I never realised from new st what this building actually was!


Massive improvement, love it, get it sorted ASAP!!
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All great, apart from the New Street appendage. Wish they could somehow remove that....
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:15 AM   #5
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I wait for ... 'all it needs is a scrub" comments.

Looks good
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:26 AM   #6
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Overbearing and ugly building. The Stephenson street side is a massive improvement though. Wish we were getting a smaller new build.

The two storey building on the end needs demolishing too.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the thread Reiss.

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All great, apart from the New Street appendage. Wish they could somehow remove that....
It does look uncomfortable ;maybe it's better to look at it as some a kind of sliding door.

I think the view from the station looks quite bold.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 10:36 AM   #8
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I like it, the building as it is, is awful. Was only looking at it the other day thinking how this building needs a refurb.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #9
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Fantastic, this is my most hated building in the city core, just one big brown lump. My only question is why nothing changed on the blank wall side facing up towards Vic Square? It's not like there will be anything next to it as that's Piccadilly Arcade. Needs some more features or glass.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #10
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I like it, the building as it is, is awful. Was only looking at it the other day thinking how this building needs a refurb.
Agreed, the building 'as is' is quite possible one of the worst in the City Centre, even worse than the big brown thing opposite New St.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 01:16 PM   #11
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I'm not convinced by this. The most offending elevation (New St) is virtually untouched. The rear elevation is a great improvement but more work needs to be done at the Piccadilly Arcade interaction which sits uneasy with me, even now it is uneasy but from the render feels worse.

I'd prefer if they got rid of this for a newer development to be honest.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 02:16 PM   #12
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Agreed, the building 'as is' is quite possible one of the worst in the City Centre, even worse than the big brown thing opposite New St.
It is ugly, but doesn't compare to the horror of the BT Midland ATE in my personal subjective judgement.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 02:17 PM   #13
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This building is by far my least favorite on New St esp. what I think is a lift shaft wrecking the view up the road towards Victoria Square. Really like the Stephenson St elevation, but really wish this was carried over to the New St side as we are still left with a domineering 50's / 80's mess. Note the air con unit poking out of the first floor window and the grubby broken concrete window surrounds on the NEW render!
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Old February 27th, 2016, 02:33 PM   #14
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Few observations, followed by wild speculation

- Most of the money is being spent on the Stephenson Street elevation offices
- The frontage is pretty dominating for offices
- It could be retained as shops, its a busy part of town, so someone is foregoing retail income
- There is space for an 'office' logo in all the renders
- The offices will overlook the city quite nicely

So basically I wonder if there is a company which is behind this, i.e. a large organisation which is already intended to take this as a 'landmark' office in the city?
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Old February 27th, 2016, 10:00 PM   #15
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One of the facades is just too heavy-handed...

No.

I'd like to see a classy refurb of this building but from the elevation shown from Navigation Street, the facade looks far too heavy handed, and I think that they should work towards using the existing form and bring that bang up to date. I like the graduation of levels, right from Navigation street, then up the hill and onto the different layers.

I think we can all be in agreement that the lift 'appendage' seriously needs to go.

And why are there just so many god damned wires hanging up over New Street (and other non-tram running areas in town????) It makes the place look like a squatter's camp.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #16
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Really like how this activates Navigation Street further. Though the lift shaft on New Street just needs to go. Instead they've made it feel more heavy and unattractive.


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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:47 PM   #17
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I like it, the building as it is, is awful. Was only looking at it the other day thinking how this building needs a refurb.


Following on with this theme of wishful thinking coming true, could you please walk up and down Holloway Head and think how these residential sites need building.

There`s also the 'Bomb site', Snow Hill 3 and Exchange Square. Cheers BB.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #18
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Love the rear but the lift shaft which I think is already ok is going to be made into an ugly square lump. 2 more buildings in the BCA demolition bank lol!
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Old February 28th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #19
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I was in the city centre this morning and took these photos of what this looks like currently:-

102 New St by Ade, on Flickr

102 New St by Ade, on Flickr


The view from Hill St:

102 New St by Ade, on Flickr
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Its going to be an awkward project, especially now there's a live Tram Line literally attached to the building.
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