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Old March 28th, 2018, 08:33 PM   #1061
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Agreed, as I think all of us know that this is very unlikely it’s going to ever be built. I just don’t think they have the cash to build it.

Most likely be sold off in the next 6/12 months
Totally agree and have been saying the same for some time, this is dead in the water in its current form/ownership in my opinion.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 09:28 PM   #1062
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Old March 28th, 2018, 10:19 PM   #1063
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Im not sure this is the right place for a high rise anyway.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 10:27 PM   #1064
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Im not sure this is the right place for a high rise anyway.
This is a perfect place opposite our iconic Selfridges building in my opinion.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:04 PM   #1065
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This is a perfect place opposite our iconic Selfridges building in my opinion.
On what basis?
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:22 PM   #1066
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On what basis?
Well why not ? It is a prominent location that could become even more prominent with a high rise tower and it will also act as a continuation of our city centre and make people feel that they are still in our city centre rather than leaving it. A tall tower will do that in my opinion so a massive thumbs up from me.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:32 PM   #1067
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An alternative proposal could be something on the scale of The Forum on Pershore street. Do we really want to build something of this scale on this site ? To me that would be a massive lost opportunity to make the city centre look much bigger and exciting.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:47 PM   #1068
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I just don’t see it as a perfect location. Everything here is mid to low rise. I do t think tall buildings signal a city centre either. I don’t think it’s the wrong location for a tower but I don’t think it’s the right location.

To me I think it might start feeling a bit like Big Peg if it spreads further into the dense part of Digbeth. Imo this street lends itself to an urban grain similar to Great Charles Street. I think the multi storey was illconceived but I also think this is also.

Tooley Street in London (excluding the Shard obviously as it looms over the road) is a good example of the height and density that I would think is more appropriate with the future Smithfield tower looming over.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:55 PM   #1069
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No one has a clue whether this is happening or not so why not just wait and see before we write it off completely !!!
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Old March 29th, 2018, 12:01 AM   #1070
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Old March 29th, 2018, 12:50 AM   #1071
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I agree. I love the brick work on the lower floors for the office element sits nicely then glass above for apartments personally hope it happens.
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Old March 29th, 2018, 09:38 AM   #1072
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This is a perfect place opposite our iconic Selfridges building in my opinion.
Thats my point though, it would obstruct the view of selffridges as you approached through digbeth or from a distance on that side of the city. I feel selffridges is already blighted being directly opposite a multistory carpark, it should really be next to an open space or a park imo, plus it interrupts the "flow" from the city centre down through the bullring into digbeth.

Not to say I don't like the tower, just think its better suited elsewhere. That said, I would image this is prime area for a tower with Curzon St being so close.
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Old March 29th, 2018, 12:16 PM   #1073
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No one has a clue whether this is happening or not so why not just wait and see before we write it off completely !!!
Hope your right, the tower would be excellent here..

But you have to admit it’s looking very slim chance of this being built. That’s all we are saying, our heart says yes please but our brains are saying no chance
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Old March 29th, 2018, 01:27 PM   #1074
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What's happened to the original design for a tower which was quite original?
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Old March 29th, 2018, 10:34 PM   #1075
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Birds eye view of the demolition from Moor Street Car Park.



And from the Parametric Bridge to Selfridges.




Back of the ex Digbeth Cold Storage building now for The Prince's Trust. Will HRH The Prince of Wales come and open it? (not during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast 2018 in Australia).

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Old March 29th, 2018, 11:09 PM   #1076
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Hi guys. I posted here before, but let me reintroduce myself. I used to live in Birmingham, and closely (and quietly) follow development in your amazing city. Thank you to everyone who puts the effort into posting and keeping those of us that unfortunately moved away updated.

I also have a soft spot for this development as its being developed by a company from my native Kuwait.

I thought I'd update you on what Salhiya are currently up to, and why I think it has lead to a delay with Beorma phase 2.

Theyre currently building a mixed use tower/mall called Assima in Kuwait which i think they are focusing on at the moment.


However my contacts tell that Beorma is still very much on the cards and they do intend to build. I really hope thats true, and I hope we see this rise very soon!

I'll try to get more info and keep you guys updated on this
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Hi guys. I posted here before, but let me reintroduce myself. I used to live in Birmingham, and closely (and quietly) follow development in your amazing city. Thank you to everyone who puts the effort into posting and keeping those of us that unfortunately moved away updated.

I also have a soft spot for this development as its being developed by a company from my native Kuwait.

I thought I'd update you on what Salhiya are currently up to, and why I think it has lead to a delay with Beorma phase 2.

Theyre currently building a mixed use tower/mall called Assima in Kuwait which i think they are focusing on at the moment.


However my contacts tell that Beorma is still very much on the cards and they do intend to build. I really hope thats true, and I hope we see this rise very soon!

I'll try to get more info and keep you guys updated on this
Welcome back and thank you for sharing this.

Planning permission runs out on this December this year so would be interesting to know if your contacts predict a start on the tower this year.. .

Either way pleased to hear it is still planned ...
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Old March 30th, 2018, 03:39 PM   #1078
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In the pics Ell posted it says Moda on the unit next to Bullring Tavern. Guessing that is unrelated to the Moda that is developing on Broad St?

Found out it is a photography studio. Logo looked similar.
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Old April 7th, 2018, 04:30 PM   #1079
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Old April 11th, 2018, 07:03 PM   #1080
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Hey guys, quite positive news, I went to Salhia's official website, and they recently published an Annual report 2017, summarizing the last year up to 31.12.2017. There's a section dedicated to Beorma quarter and, among other things it reads:

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...Development of new prime residential stock, especially in the City Centre, is limited. Supply is expected to pick up during 2018, but there will still be an annual shortfall. Birmingham’s mix of regeneration, re-development and job creation, as well as the relatively lower entry price for property, means that its draw to homebuyers and investors is likely to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Phase 1 of the Beorma Quarter having been completed, the 108 room Adagio aparthotel continues to trade very successfully at around a 90% occupancy rate. Three floors of the Grade II Listed Coldstore in Phase 1 have now been let to The Prince’s Trust as their Midlands Headquarters and they have committed to a very significant fit out expenditure. One of the two retail units under the Adagio hotel is also under offer to a major tenant. This will significantly enhance the profile of the scheme. Demolition has commenced on site in preparation for commencement of construction of Phases 2 & 3 of the scheme, to include the 30 storey tower and this is progressing well. The Beorma Quarter will be a very exciting development which has already attracted major occupiers and which will contribute significantly to the changing face of Birmingham City Centre.
You can find the full thing here
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