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Old September 25th, 2015, 10:06 AM   #121
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Thanks for posting, it's going to be a huge boost to a run down area with this and the mar city development too
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Old September 25th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #122
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Thanks for posting, it's going to be a huge boost to a run down area with this and the mar city development too

Agreed, though the Mar City scheme appears to have been "mothballed" for now, no action on site now for about 3 months.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 05:57 PM   #123
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Anyone know, will the demolition go right up to and include the derelict factories fronting Cromford Street?
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Old September 25th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #124
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Agreed, though the Mar City scheme appears to have been "mothballed" for now, no action on site now for about 3 months.
Went past only a few days ago, was a few JCBs at the back, they have done a lot of ground works and concrete pours


Not sure what's going on with the group, someone posted about the site in monks path adjacent harvester which hasn't moved forward in ages
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Old September 26th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #125
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Went past only a few days ago, was a few JCBs at the back, they have done a lot of ground works and concrete pours

You're right about the concrete pours and ground works, but those JCB's have been lined up next to each other (about 8 of them) and not actually moved at all in 3 months believe it or not.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 09:14 PM   #126
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Bizarre cash flow problems? They delivered a phase of housing recently in Tipton
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Old September 27th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #127
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Old September 27th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #128
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Old September 30th, 2015, 02:25 PM   #129
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Bizarre cash flow problems? They delivered a phase of housing recently in Tipton

They are still building on the Tipton site, but the other development across the Traffic Island nearly finished & started later than the Mar City one.

There another development in Stone Cross, West Bromwich which as also been gated for ages. Although they did have complaints of smells coming off the disturbed ground from previous chemical dumps. They also did put signs up wanting land to buy, so I bet they have bitten off more than they can chew spending wise

They also had their eye on the Bloomfield recycling plant in Tipton but that's had the plug pulled on it by the owners.

On another subject I peaked through the gate of the Hospital development today & I can still see part of the canal which they will make a feature of. So based on previous posts I made, it is still there.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #130
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New Image

New image of planned Sandwell super hospital released

It is the most realistic image yet of how Sandwell's new ú350 million super hospital will look.
The latest artist's impression of the planned super hospital




Covered by greenery and surrounded by water, this is the vision for the Midland Metropolitan Hospital that will take shape in Smethwick over the next three years.
Preparations for construction are under way after the new glass panelled hospital - which will feature 670 beds and 150 operating theatres - was approved by council bosses last month.


Work is expected to begin in Grove Lane in January with the new hospital due to be up and running by autumn 2018.
Events are moving at a fast pace, with bosses from the Sandwell and Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust due to sign the contracts with The Hospital Company in December before the first sod is cut in January.
The artists' impressions shows how the huge hospital with a stunning glass exterior will tower into the sky.





There is a clear eco-friendly emphasis to the make-up of the hospital, with trees and shrubbery decorating it at every level.
A spacious waterside walkway for patients and visitors is also visible and is a far cry from many grey concrete hospital sites in towns and cities.
It also offers a glimpse into how patients and visitors will park their cars, not on an open air car park like many other hospitals but beneath the building itself. There will be 1,700 parking spaces available.
The creation of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital will bring emergency and healthcare services in Sandwell onto one location.
The modern hospital features a glass roof, floating sculptures, futuristic lighting and gardens for patients and visitors.
When the plans were approved last month, trust chief executive Toby Lewis said it was a 'pivotal moment for the half a million people who will have access' to the specialist emergency site.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 04:15 PM   #131
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What the actual f##k!

This is horrifically bad, its arguably the worst building to go up in the city for a very long time.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #132
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Its so ugly, and people say the new Primark plans look like an industrial site.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #133
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Looks like something from Thunderbirds!
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Old October 14th, 2015, 09:07 PM   #134
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That`s a compliment.

Based on the render that`s been posted today, I like it. I don`t know why. I don`t care why. I just like it.

Anyway, it`s going to be a hospital. What do you expect?
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Old October 14th, 2015, 11:49 PM   #135
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It's awful, like something from the 1970's/80's.

I thought those particular "architectural" styles had been locked away for good in a deep deep basement, seems I was wrong.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 02:45 AM   #136
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its arguably the worst building to go up in the city for a very long time.
Don't worry, it's in Sandwell.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #137
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Reminds me of them two crappy buildings that mirror each other at Paradise. So SO bad.
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Anyway, it`s going to be a hospital. What do you expect?
But look at the QE, the 3 buildings look great for a hospital, just because its a hospital doesn't mean efforts shouldn't be made.

Hopefully its hidden behind a Forrest or something
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That`s a compliment.

Based on the render that`s been posted today, I like it. I don`t know why. I don`t care why. I just like it.

Anyway, it`s going to be a hospital. What do you expect?
I would have thought they would gone for a calming, relaxing looking structure to make the visitor or patient make them at ease with the world & not make them feel they need to see a shrink while they are there. They seem to want to surround it by water, which I like, but this design will look even worse because of it's surroundings IMO
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Old October 15th, 2015, 11:19 AM   #140
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Looks like something from Thunderbirds!
Funny enough previous designs reminded me of something they would have used as a building on an Alien planet in Blake 7
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