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Old April 7th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #1
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Haven't seen anything on this one... Submitted at the end of March.

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Demolition and erection of 165 residential units over 6 storeys together with 18 car parking spaces and associated works







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6.1 This report has been written on behalf of ESRG Developments Ltd to support their detailed planning application for the development of land at 274 Bradford Street as a residential development consisting of 165 residential units along with associated highway, drainage and ancillary works. The site comprises approximately 0.33 hectares of brownfield land located within Birmingham City Centre which is within walking distance of the City Centre services and facilities and employment opportunities.

6.2 The Application is supported by a number of detailed reports which have assessed the proposed development’s impact upon the site and its surrounding which conclude that the scheme will not have any adverse impact upon the locality and will instead deliver a package of environmental improvements which would cause minimal harm to the character and setting of the local area, and bring back into active use an otherwise redundant site.

6.3 In summary the scheme’s benefits include:
 Re-use and enhancement of previously developed land
 Delivery of high quality homes
 Delivery of a mix of needed housing in styles varying in size, character and appearance.
 Improved quality of public realm

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4.2.4 Following further feedback by way of telephone and email
communication, the Birmingham City Council agreed to a ground
plus five storey building throughout, which was subsequently
reconfirmed to DPP planning consultants.

4.2.5 However, this was changed several days later by Birmingham
City Council to a recommended ground plus four storey building
which was felt by our client to be commercially unviable.

On an aside, I think it's strange that planning officers would want to restrict heights of new developments here given that they expect 12,800 new homes to be delivered in the 'Southern Gateway' before 2031. Also, in the context of the future Smithfield development, and various other resi schemes around here (which they've no doubt 'recommended' a maximum height for as well), it's not as though mid-rise buildings would be out of character here within a few years if Digbeth was treated as the next natural extension of the City Core which it is by planners.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2
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Does that include refurbishing the old Victorian buildings that have survived?

Including what was the Parks Works on Birchall Street (2010 view)



From Bradford Street in 2010 before it became a car washing place.



Birchall Street in 2015. Laylas Lounge and Car Wash



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Old April 7th, 2017, 06:09 PM   #3
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Everything in the red line is proposed to be coming down I believe, Ell.

So all of the buildings in the photos you posted I assume.
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Wonder what the Victorian Society would think about them going. Although they are mostly just shells, with the alterations done for the car wash and shisha place.
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Quality. I won't shed a tear for 99% of the buildings on this plot, but Park Works & Henry Shaw & Sons, oh I'm genuinely gutted and fearful about that. With the colour pallette I can't see how they could preserve it & incorporate the frontage into the design. Would break it up a bit and offer a secondary entrance into the courtyard
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Old April 7th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #6
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Great to see more Re-Development of Bradford Street.
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This is the third apartments proposal for Bradford St since late last year.

I`m confused though. Will this be 6 storeys or 5 storeys? The City Council refused 6 storeys didn`t they?
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Yeah great to see Bradford st being redeveloped. If all gets built, will become a very nice street. Really love the look of this proposal. Looks good quality.... shame about the 1 nice Victorian building but the rest is grim so be sorry to see the back of them.
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After my comment here https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=260 , this is great news!!
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Old April 7th, 2017, 11:32 PM   #10
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As I said a few posts back, this is the third apartments proposal on Bradford St in the space of six months (along with 234-236 and 250-251), but I hope this isn`t going to become another Holloway Head with lots of proposals and bugger all happening.

Just over 600 apartments between the three Bradford St proposals. I hope they get built.
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Great to see more Re-Development of Bradford Street.

Agreed...looking at the aerial shot, isn't this also backing onto the Garden Hill plot?
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bit further up the road. This backs onto Bullring Trading Estate which did have its own mega redevelopment in the pipeline but has now gone quiet.

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Quality. I won't shed a tear for 99% of the buildings on this plot, but Park Works & Henry Shaw & Sons, oh I'm genuinely gutted and fearful about that. With the colour pallette I can't see how they could preserve it & incorporate the frontage into the design. Would break it up a bit and offer a secondary entrance into the courtyard
Totally agree PB - it would be a great shame if Park Works were to go. I hope Digbeth doesn't lose it's character while being developed. We need more homes etc, but who needs Blandsville, you can find that anywhere in the country.
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Totally agree O'flaneurie. Digbeth definitely needs to keep its character with all this redevelopment. It truly is a asset for the city and as much as possible should be preserved. I want this to continue to become our quirky bohemian district.... fill in the vacant plots with new homes, bring back into use worthy buildings for homes, workshops, leisure, shops and offices with a push for creative industries, startups, digital and independents. Would also love to see a few little alternative galleries, design and clothing shops, lots of quirky public art, murals etc. I think the area should also not be sanitised by regeneration.... IMO part of the charm is its rough around the edges vibe that it has.
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This look very nice, the ideal type of development for this area
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this is the same company that is behind st annes court which is u/c or near too so fingers crossed they will come to fruition
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Yes. ESRG Developments. The same company is proposing the other two Bradford St sites.
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I want this to continue to become our quirky bohemian district.... fill in the vacant plots with new homes, bring back into use worthy buildings for homes, workshops, leisure, shops and offices with a push for creative industries, startups, digital and independents. Would also love to see a few little alternative galleries, design and clothing shops, lots of quirky public art, murals etc. I think the area should also not be sanitised by regeneration.... .
Well said.
I've been thinking something similar but couldn't word it very well. It's wonderful to see these new proposals. It's even better to see some of the nearing completion while others are starting to come out of the ground. I just don't want to see the whole area saturated by appartment blocks. As JRB pointed out, I hope we start to see a bit more variety in the pipeline also.
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I maintain the greatest area we have seen created in the past 40 years is Brindleyplace and the main square. If we can create a similar square amongst the area between High St / Bradford St and Alcester St I'll be happy.
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BUMP! New visuals released today:
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Land bounded by Green Street, Birchall Street and Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0QY
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