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Old October 21st, 2017, 12:43 PM   #61
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They've started building something, retaining walls maybe?

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:45 AM   #62
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They've started building something, retaining walls maybe?


Basement parking comes with this one I believe!
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Old November 1st, 2017, 01:54 PM   #63
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foundation pads are complete across the site. Retaining walls are still u/c


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Old November 18th, 2017, 05:04 PM   #64
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Old November 24th, 2017, 07:31 PM   #65
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Old November 24th, 2017, 11:43 PM   #66
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I wonder why a tall building was frowned upon here, and yet just passed on Bristol Street?
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Old November 25th, 2017, 12:07 AM   #67
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From the Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham (if I've got the right thread?)

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Old November 28th, 2017, 07:24 AM   #68
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Steelwork shooting up and bulking out.


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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:52 PM   #71
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No stopping this one.

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Old December 23rd, 2017, 11:49 PM   #72
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This has flown up. Photos to add later. I genuinely didn't even realise this had been approved!!
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This could have been so much more ambitious and impressive especially when you compare it to what is being proposed in and around the Bristol Road entrance to the city. From the renders it does fit in with the apartments on the city side of it, low rise, generic and bland. Let’s hope it is at least a step up from those developments when complete.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 05:11 PM   #76
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Did anyone ever find out why the city thought something low rise and bland was a better option here than something taller (and prob bland). After all there are tower blocks here already, and TBF the apartments around there are some of the dullest the city centre, from an architectural point of view. The Christian Centre is also dreadful....you'd think the city would want better for a main street into the centre, they jusy seem stuck in a tin shed and dual carriageway mentality.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 07:06 PM   #77
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I do wonder had this been submitted now with the taller proposal what the outcome may have been?

Seems to have been a bit of change in opinion lately to be honest
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I know someone who was pricing up a building for Seven Capital on this site. At the time they were intending to build something high rise. He said they had been discussing it with the council and they wanted a tall, statement building here.

At the last minute Seven capital were informed the tall building would not get planning permission. It seems the council and the planning department had different ideas.

Seven Capital then decided to go for the mid rise option, which meant their own construction company, Colmore Tang could build it. This meant my friend's involvement ended. He worked for a different construction company.

This is just what I was told so I can't confirm its accuracy.
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I know someone who was pricing up a building for Seven Capital on this site. At the time they were intending to build something high rise. He said they had been discussing it with the council and they wanted a tall, statement building here.

At the last minute Seven capital were informed the tall building would not get planning permission. It seems the council and the planning department had different ideas.

Seven Capital then decided to go for the mid rise option, which meant their own construction company, Colmore Tang could build it. This meant my friend's involvement ended. He worked for a different construction company.

This is just what I was told so I can't confirm its accuracy.

Strange...so Seven Capital were talking to the "council", of which "council members" make up the planning committee that gives or refuses planning applications...but they were at odds with other "council" employees who are employed in the "planning department"??... I'm confused, who would these "council" people be?? clearly not singing from the same hymn sheet!
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 11:31 PM   #80
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The problem with the apartment blocks that are terrible like this one, is that they will never ever be knocked down. At least if eg an awful hotel or office block is built there is a chance it will only last a few years, these privately owned apartment blocks are an eye sore forever.
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