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Old October 29th, 2019, 08:21 PM   #641
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indeed - I instantly thought of Top Cat!
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Old November 1st, 2019, 11:25 AM   #642
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I know this is the "what happened" thread, though this might be the best placed to post this.

I was looking at www.skyscrapernews.com and if you include Vision, Proposed and Cancelled, then this is the list of tower over 100m we could have had

The Birmingham Needle 280m
VTP200 190m
Arena Central Tower 187m
The Tate Tower 176m
Bull Ring Tower 160m
The V Building 147m (same location as Arena Central ?)
Snow Hill Residential Tower 138m
103 Colmore Row 134m (original)
Broad Street Tower 133m
Post and Mail Scheme (Tower 1) 125m
New Street Station Tower 1 124m
New Street Station Tower 2 124m
Paradise Circus Tower 1 120m
Paradise Circus Tower 2 120m
No 1 Snow Hill Plaza 118m
Birmingham Central Fire Station 107m
Spiral Tower 104m
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Old November 1st, 2019, 01:15 PM   #643
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I know this is the "what happened" thread, though this might be the best placed to post this.

I was looking at www.skyscrapernews.com and if you include Vision, Proposed and Cancelled, then this is the list of tower over 100m we could have had

The Birmingham Needle 280m
VTP200 190m
Arena Central Tower 187m
The Tate Tower 176m
Bull Ring Tower 160m
The V Building 147m (same location as Arena Central ?)
Snow Hill Residential Tower 138m
103 Colmore Row 134m (original)
Broad Street Tower 133m
Post and Mail Scheme (Tower 1) 125m
New Street Station Tower 1 124m
New Street Station Tower 2 124m
Paradise Circus Tower 1 120m
Paradise Circus Tower 2 120m
No 1 Snow Hill Plaza 118m
Birmingham Central Fire Station 107m
Spiral Tower 104m
Also Regal Tower.
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Old November 1st, 2019, 03:46 PM   #644
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Quite frankly, looking at some of the designs for these I'm glad many of them weren't built.
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Old November 1st, 2019, 08:15 PM   #645
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SANDBLAST ???

He used to be my partner in crime in updating the Birmingham "International" thread and now I am all on my own. ;-(

I have not seen him on the forum for months and months, I hope he is ok.
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Old November 5th, 2019, 01:39 PM   #646
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Any news on the ‘Bombsite’ Great Charles Street?

I thought we would hear something around about now.
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Old November 8th, 2019, 08:09 PM   #647
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the proposed Berkeley tower on Snow Hill.


We were supposed to hear something in March/April time yet it's gone dead. Anyone know anything about it?
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Old November 8th, 2019, 10:30 PM   #648
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Any news on the ‘Bombsite’ Great Charles Street?

I thought we would hear something around about now.
Definitely taking shape behind the scenes. Not sure why the delay but it's happening. Although it's gone down from 50ish storeys to 35ish...
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Old November 8th, 2019, 10:37 PM   #649
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Definitely taking shape behind the scenes. Not sure why the delay but it's happening. Although it's gone down from 50ish storeys to 35ish...
How very Birmingham
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Old November 9th, 2019, 12:08 AM   #650
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Definitely taking shape behind the scenes. Not sure why the delay but it's happening. Although it's gone down from 50ish storeys to 35ish...


Reasoning behind the 15fl drop!? Any chance it going back to 50fl??
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Old November 9th, 2019, 12:11 AM   #651
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I honestly hate when stuff like this happens it really gets too me, on how as a city we can’t facilitate talls. I want to know why they did it I really want to know why they drop 15fls! If the developer wanted to go down then fair enough but any other party ie council airport telling them to knock down floors then ita totally unacceptable and we need to take a stand to this bs!
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Old November 9th, 2019, 01:40 AM   #652
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I would rather see a good quality 35 floor building than a 50 floor building in need of a redesign. We'll see what is proposed for the site in time.


Anyone heard any news about the site at Smithfield and Woverley house?

http://www.hrppartnership.co.uk/proj...se-birmingham/
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Old November 9th, 2019, 11:08 AM   #653
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I honestly hate when stuff like this happens it really gets too me, on how as a city we can’t facilitate talls. I want to know why they did it I really want to know why they drop 15fls! If the developer wanted to go down then fair enough but any other party ie council airport telling them to knock down floors then ita totally unacceptable and we need to take a stand to this bs!
Maybe it was economics, maybe they're doing a stepped up approach to make the tower a lil less overbearing because it sits on the edge of a friggin conservation area, and a rather important one at that!

Put the towers in a more ideal area. Planning Officers are actively open for talls on Broad Street, subject to design, so it's no surprise we're seeing a centralised cluster emerging there.

This year ok, we've had full planning apps for a 61, 51, 37, 36x2, 32 all appear - all in locations you'd expect them - in and around HS2 & Broad Street - maybe add Digbeth into the mix now. You've got more coming forward too. One Eastside is funded and happening, Berkeley too. We've seen a 42 start and there's already talk of something bigger than 61 in one of our burgeoning hotspots after a meeting with someone from Estates Gazette yesterday (soz Mos).

What a year it's been..the biggest year in Birmingham's building history. Unprecedented times..and the vultures are still circling around the city looking to dip their toes here.

But ...can't facilitate? Unaccepetable? Need to make a stand? BS? Strongly disagree on your simple-mindedness sometimes dude. Enjoy the ride
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Old November 9th, 2019, 11:12 AM   #654
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I think 35 floor on the bomb site is max, I don’t think a 50fl should ever be considered. The site is beside the jewellery quarter! Tbh I think the 35fl might be to tall, ruin the view from St Peters sq
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Maybe it was economics, maybe they're doing a stepped up approach to make the tower a lil less overbearing because it sits on the edge of a friggin conservation area, and a rather important one at that!

Put the towers in a more ideal area. Planning Officers are actively open for talls on Broad Street, subject to design, so it's no surprise we're seeing a centralised cluster emerging there.

This year ok, we've had full planning apps for a 61, 51, 37, 36x2, 32 all appear - all in locations you'd expect them - in and around HS2 & Broad Street - maybe add Digbeth into the mix now. You've got more coming forward too. One Eastside is funded and happening, Berkeley too. We've seen a 42 start and there's already talk of something bigger than 61 in one of our burgeoning hotspots after a meeting with someone from Estates Gazette yesterday (soz Mos).

What a year it's been..the biggest year in Birmingham's building history. Unprecedented times..and the vultures are still circling around the city looking to dip their toes here.

But ...can't facilitate? Unaccepetable? Need to make a stand? BS? Strongly disagree on your simple-mindedness sometimes dude. Enjoy the ride
Something bigger than 61fl ......I'm throthing at the mouth at the thought

Can you give any clues what so ever is it just rumour/vision, or a serious plan?
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Old November 9th, 2019, 01:26 PM   #656
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Something bigger than 61fl ......I'm throthing at the mouth at the thought

Can you give any clues what so ever is it just rumour/vision, or a serious plan?
I'd play it safe and go with the rumour option for the time being. It's in one of the two tall building hot spots. Hopefully more info soon.
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I'd play it safe and go with the rumour option for the time being. It's in one of the two tall building hot spots. Hopefully more info soon.
Wow ! Is it involving a reputable developer can you say ?, any clue on floors ....ie starting with a 6 or a 7
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I think 35 floor on the bomb site is max, I don’t think a 50fl should ever be considered. The site is beside the jewellery quarter! Tbh I think the 35fl might be to tall, ruin the view from St Peters sq
You mean St Pauls Square.
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Old November 9th, 2019, 05:23 PM   #659
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Interesting factoid that I think I've mentioned before re St Peter's in Rome - the church is taller than the Mercian, that's how ridiculously big St Peter's is.

Hopefully the mercian won't take 120 years to complete. in 1506 they probably didn't have to contend with airport objections either.
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