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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:20 AM   #21
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I like the colour, the materials, and the height of the tower.

My complaint is that it is yet more student accommodation. And this one is bloody tall, surely there's going to be about 500-600 units in this one alone.

Add in the others that are going live very soon and surely we are delivering close to 2000 units all at once.

Would have preferred a PRS scheme, but I'm happy. Most people are just driving past so it doesn't matter too much.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:21 AM   #22
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A lot will come down to the quality of the cladding. But on first impressions, it looks really good and just the type of thing Birmingham needs to fill the gaps to replace these messy and forgotten looking spaces.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 12:04 PM   #23
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For the record, the building only has two towers... not sure why people are saying it would look better with 2. The towers are in a V formation.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 02:25 PM   #24
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Wasn't expecting this when I logged on. Reiss must have posted it literally seconds after I logged off yesterday.

I like the appearance of it and I welcome the investment in the city at this time but I'm disappointed with the height as I'd got myself psyched up for a 35/40 storey block. Would have preferred PRS or for sale because I think there is too much student accommodation this side of town.

Would also like to have seen the development include a block curving around Queensway, rather than being open. Even if the block was just four storeys, the development would have looked better for it.

So, very much a mixed bag.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 02:52 PM   #25
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Does this title need to be amended to 76 or 77 mtr?

I do like this proposal although it could have been taller but it's not all about height...
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Old October 21st, 2017, 03:11 PM   #26
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It looks to be similar materials to Hotel La Tour or whatever it is called these days.



Rationale?
Howeevr the Clayton hotel also has a lovely creamy white on half of it also so it breaks it up, this is just 70metres of blandness will silly little holiday Inn Express windows.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 03:17 PM   #27
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But where have i said i like the colour of the BLOC hotel ? BLOC hotel stands out like a sore thumb also, however the massing of this one sleek tower makes it look better than this lump of towers stuck onto each other, it is just all a mess.

Horrible proposal in my opinion. Hope it gets rejected and the developers re-design.

Also the BLOC hotel looks black in colour, this looks like a blue grey colour.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 03:45 PM   #28
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Mann Island in Liverpool uses similar materials.





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It looks to be similar materials to Hotel La Tour or whatever it is called these days.



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Just personal opinion
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Would also like to have seen the development include a block curving around Queensway, rather than being open. Even if the block was just four storeys, the development would have looked better for it.



So, very much a mixed bag.

I agree. It looks like it will leave an open space fronting Lancaster Circus. I think that will look odd. It would look better if it was filled in with more building.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 09:25 PM   #31
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I agree. It looks like it will leave an open space fronting Lancaster Circus. I think that will look odd. It would look better if it was filled in with more building.
The open space is public land i by the looks of it.
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I hope people don't think I'm a pain but can we change the height on this it's 77 mtrs!
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:52 PM   #33
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I really like this proposal. I think it fits well in the area. Good to see a bit of height added around another entry point to the city.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:53 PM   #34
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The open space is public land i by the looks of it.


So it could be developed in the future?
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So it could be developed in the future?
Possibly but it appears to be a road with a subway in front of it.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 11:03 PM   #36
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Possibly but it appears to be a road with a subway in front of it.


Looks like a patch of scruffy trees to me. The road and the subway are on the edges of the land so I'd of thought something could be built there. I would have liked it if this land was developed as part of this currently proposed scheme.

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Looks like a patch of scruffy trees to me. The road and the subway are on the edges of the land so I'd of thought something could be built there. I would have liked it if this land was developed as part of this currently proposed scheme.
Lench Street appears to be an adopted road. I would assume the trees, this road and the subway are highway land. They are also outside the boundary of the application.

I would imagine that at some point before the Ring Road, Lench Street would have continued and connected to another road.

If it is highway land, i would have to change a possibly to a probably not as they will want to retain this land i would think.
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I hope people don't think I'm a pain but can we change the height on this it's 77 mtrs!
Requested, just waiting for it to be picked up
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Not bad, should breath some life into the surrounding area.
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With the concentration of student accommodation and two universities they could rename this area the University Quarter. It's a simple name that might be more likely to stick than whatever it's official name is at the moment.
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