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Birmingham Development Summary


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Pre-Planning - Orange
Completed towers over 50m - Black


10 Holloway Circus Tower
Floors: 40
Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
Developer: Beetham Organization
Notes: development of 250,000 sq ft on a restricted access site of less than 1/3 acre.

The 5* Radisson SAS Hotel is on target to open their 218-bed hotel on the first 18 floors and the 152 apartments and penthouses above on floors 19 to 39 will be occupied early 2006.

A striking addition to the Birmingham skyline and at over 120m high, the 40 storey mixed-use tower for developer is symbolic of the ambition and confidence of the city. Its simplicity and quality will set the standard against which Birmingham’s continuing evolution will be judged.

The building comprises a 220 bedroom hotel and conference facility for SAS Radisson along with over 150 apartments including penthouses, at the upper levels. The height of the tower which replaces a low rise office building, was only limited by its proximity to Birmingham International Airport and the CAAs requirement to maintain clear airspace.

The developer’s commitment to quality and design excellence have ensured that this scheme will be one of the UKs best mixed-use projects outside of London.

Current Status: Construction began in July 2003 and is due for completion early 2006

The Orion Building

Height: 90m
Floors: 28
Architect: BBLB Architects
Developer: Crosby Homes
Notes: approximately 312 top end of range apartments plus 12,000 sqft of commercial space. To include Birmingham’s first £1.5m penthouse
Current Status: Under construction. Due for completion early 2006


Architect: Aedas Architects
Value: £350 million
Developer: David McClean / Nikal / RBS
Links: Redevelopment.C05789.pdf
Notes: Seven year long plan to deliver
- 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation
- 550 high specification apartments creating a new high quality residential quarter of the city
- 250,000 sq ft Birmingham Magistrates Court, with 33 court rooms in a purpose designed complex
- Ground floor cafes, restaurants and retail units
- Two new public squares, with traffic free landscaped areas, water features and public art
- 800 car parking spaces
- New pedestrian routes from the city centre

Early 2006, work may begin on the first office element of the Masshouse/Eastside scheme in Birmingham. Site seven of the giant development could provide up to 46,451 sq m (500,000 sq ft) of office space and a detailed planning application is currently being submitted.

Plot 3, Block I – Residential
Height: 55-60m
Floors: 15
Current Status: under construction and due for completion 2006

The Cube
Height: 72 est
Floors: 17
Architect: Make Architects
Developer: Mailbox
Notes: The £100 million project will complete the existing mixed use scheme - an iconic structure in it's own right.

With an atrium which twists round as it climbs to the full height of the building, the 17 storey steel and glass 'mathematically pure' cube structure is enclosed by an innovative fretwork screen with a cut-away open side facing the canal at the top. It is hoped the unique building will become the next opportunity to put the city on the world architectural stage.

There will also be a rooftop restaurant, reached by a scenic glass lift offering panoramic views over the city.
Current Status: Approved with overall completion scheduled for 2008.

Colmore Plaza
Height: 58m
Floors: 14
Architect: Aedas Architects
Developer: Abstract Land
Notes: This speculative scheme has one of the fastest development schedules in recent history and is set to plug the shortage of Grade A office space.
Current Status: Site is presently occupied by Post & Mail Tower which is the process of being demolished. Colmore Plaza is due for completion Autumn 2007.

Value: £25 million
Height: 81m
Floors: 26
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: Urban Splash
Notes: Expected to be the most desirable address in Birmingham. At the public sales launch in October 2005, all of the remaining apartments sold out in just two and a half hours.
The iconic building opened in 1964 and survived the IRA's bombing of Birmingham 10 years later. It was threatened with the bulldozer during the 1980s but its future was secured when it was declared a listed building five years ago.
Current Status: Under construction. Due for completion

Temple point
Floors: 14
Architect: Aedas Architects
Developer: Frontier Estates, Wrenbridge Land, RBS
Notes: Formerly Windor House and currently Birmingham's largest grade A office scheme under construction.
Developer Frontier Estates are striping the 72,000 sq ft, 12-storey property back to its frame, transforming the 1970s city centre building into a landmark using an innovative mix of materials and a distinctive design.
The building will include a new double height glazed reception area and "penthouse" office floor, affording the tenants a bird's eye view across the city. The scheme will also incorporate imaginative lighting and the latest in 'smart' technology.
Current Status: under construction and due for completion spring 2006

Opal Court
Height: 65.00-70.00
Floors: 18
Architect: LOC Associates
Developer: Trigram / Opal Property Group
Notes: Student accommodation on Belgrave Middleway consisting of 604 ensuite bedrooms, with a landscaped court yard, gymnasium and pool
Current Status: Ground works started July 2005

Arena Central Tower
Height: 187.00 (245m to spire) pp approved
Floors: 50
Value: £120 million (old scheme)
Architect: HOK (old scheme)
Developer: Miller Developments / Bridgehouse Capital / BCC
Notes: Arena Central comprises a prime 7.6 acre development site in Birmingham City Centre. Masterplans are being revised and are likely to be a mix of residential, office, leisure, retail and car parking. Initial plans in 1997 included a 50 storey tower which was granted planning permission at 175m and 245m to tip of spire.
Current Status: Revised masterplan due late 2005

45 Church Street
Value:£35 million
Floors: 14
Architect: SMC Corstorphine & Wright
Developer: Saxon Securities
Notes: 45 Church Street occupies a prime site in the centre of Birmingham’s Business Quarter and the £35m redevelopment will provide 11,148 sq m (120,000 sq ft) of high quality office city centre accommodation.
Some much needed ‘grade A’ commercial office space has been given planning permission in the centre of Birmingham. Peat House, on the corner of Church Street and Cornwell Street, has been designed by SMC Corstorphine & Wright for Saxan Securities and could get underway during the first quarter of 2006. The scheme will take approximately 2-years.
Current Status: Site is presently occupied by Peat House

John Bright Street Tower
Floors: 22
Architect: Peter Taylor Architects
Notes: 19-22 Storey residential tower that is planned to be built next to the Orion development.
Current Status: Approved. Start 2006

Broad Street Tower
Height: 137m
Floors: 38
Architect: Level Seven Architects
Developer: Richardson Cordwell
Notes: Includes 350 apartments, a 150 bed hotel, 20,000 sq ft retail/leisure and a helipad on the roof
Current Status: Planning application submitted in June 2005. The developers hope to gain approval by February 2006.

Fiveways Shopping Centre Redevelopment
Height: 73m
Floors: 17
Architect: Reid Architects
Developer: Calthorpe Estates
Notes: £90 million mixed use scheme to replace Edgbaston Shopping centre and Calthorpe House providing 15,000 sqft Grade A office space, a supermarket and a 100-bed extension to the Marriot Hotel, within a series of stepped towers. Local consultation has lead to emphasis on the public side of the scheme.
Current Status: A planning application was submitted in June 2005 and the developers hope to gain approval by February 2006.

Martineau Galleries
Value: £550 million
Size: 13.5 acres
Masterplanner: RTKL International
Developer: Birmingham Alliance
Notes: The Birmingham Alliance, the joint venture organisation responsible for the hugely successful Bullring shopping centre, is submitting its outline planning application for the £550 million scheme to city planners.

Martineau Galleries is expected to create as many as 2,000 construction jobs, plus another 5,000 jobs in the scheme itself. It is expected to be completed by 2011.

The Birmingham Alliance, which comprises Hammerson, Henderson Global Investors and Land Securities Group, says the scheme will include a mix of offices, residential and leisure space. There will be up to 645,600 sq ft of lettable retail space together with underground car parking and It will be landscaped to include airy, open streets and squares.

When finished, Martineau Galleries will help complete the redevelopment of the east side of Birmingham city centre and will neighbour the Masshouse development, currently under construction, and the city's new educational quarter in Eastside and will provide a much improved environment and critical link for the east side of the city.
Current Status: Outline planning application approved and expected to be completed by 2011.

City Park Gate
Value: £100 million
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Developer: Countryside Properties / Quintain / Birmingham City Council
Notes: A sustainable mixed use development that will create an important gateway to Birmingham's City Centre. The project includes plans to Build 608 apartments, including 152 housing association homes, around 125,000 sq ft of net office accommodation and Create 105,000 sq ft of retail space, including a 60,000 sq ft food store
The scheme also includes refurbishment of the grade two-listed Fox and Grapes pub and the creation of high quality public areas.
The 5.75-acre scheme will create a major gateway to Eastside, the ten- year £6 billion project to create a new cultural and learning quarter to Birmingham.
Current Status: Detailed planning application currently being preparing which should be submitted to Birmingham City Council by late 2006. It is anticipated that work will start on site in mid 2007.

Spiral Tower, Park Central
Height: 90.00
Floors: 27
Architect: Gardner Stewart Architects
Developer: Crest Nicholson
Notes: Site currently occupied by Haddon Tower. New Tower to include supermarket and 415 Dwellings
Current Status: Proposed

Value: £200 million
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects / Sidell Gibson Associates
Developer: Ballymore Properties
Notes: The redevelopment of the Snow Hill site will lead the next phase of city centre regeneration, breaking the concrete collar at St Chads roundabout and creating a much more user friendly pedestrian and traffic interchange.

The scheme will create a financial and legal quarter, including 750,000 sq ft of office space, hotels, 100,000 sq ft retail, 200 apartments and two public squares

The indicative scheme consists of three blocks varying in size, scale and height. Block A will be based upon an 11 storey building plus the ground floor. Block B will also consist of 11 stories but would not exceed 177.3m AOD. Block C will be based upon a 15 storey residential development.

Proposals for the landmark scheme include 721,200 sq ft (67,000 sq m) of new high quality office accommodation, over 200 residential apartments together with retail and leisure space overlooking a new public plaza in front of St Chad’s Cathedral and other high quality public open spaces within the scheme itself. The current land site has been used as a car park since the redevelopment of Snow Hill Station in the 1980s.

Ballymore Properties are committed to now delivering the best mixed-use development in the City Centre. Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) will design the prestigious residential building which will be a key part of the mixed-use development proposals for the gateway Snow Hill site. GHA has also assisted in the ongoing process of updating and refining the masterplan for the whole site alongside the original scheme architects, London based Sidell Gibson Associates, who were responsible for the design of Five, Eight and Ten Brindleyplace in Birmingham.

Current Status: Recent change in ownership, effectively giving the green light for work to start at the £220m gateway scheme by the end of the year, planning application imminent.

Brindlyplace block 10
Floors: 15
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: Argent
Notes: 100,000 sq ft hotel, restaurant, office and residential block situated on the site of the former Hotel and Catering Academy the range of options include 15 storey building with residential on upper levels and small offices on lower levels.
Current Status: 6 month feasibility study with the aim of a planning application later this year.

Rough Diamond
Height: 130
Architect: M3 Architects
Notes: Speculative mixed use development includes three towers up to 120m consisting of 111,480sq m of office space, a 150-room hotel and residential accommodation. M3 Architects state planning permission will be applied for by the end of the year.
Current Status: Pre-planning. Possible application for planning permission to be submitted late 2005

Low Rise

Baskerville House
Floors: 7
Architect: Rolfe Judd Architecture
Developer: Targetfollow
Notes: Former Grade ll listed city council offices are undergoing transformation into showcase Grade A office space. The £30m scheme will have a health club in the basement and a glazed roof adding two floors to the building. Baskerville House be the only new Grade A office development to complete in Birmingham next year.
Current Status: Under construction

Town Hall
Value: £32 million
Architect: Associated Architects
Developer: Birmingham City Council
Main Contactor: Wates
Notes: Grade 1 listed building, not used since 1996. November 2002 specialist contractors Wates Construction appointed to carry out the project. When refurbished it will provide space for a range of civic, cultural, business and community uses, with a seating capacity of 1000
Current Status: Under restoration with completion early 2007

Birmingham Super Hospital
Value: £521 million
Architect: BDP
Developer: UHB
Notes: 1400 bed (split between acute and metal health facilities) private financed hospital to replace the Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak Hospitals. Will provide new forms of patient care with diagnostic and treatment areas, wards and support services on one site. Will be the first new general hospital in Birmingham for over 60 years. To include metal health facilities at Showell Green Lane and Moseley Hall Hospital.
Current Status: Construction started. 2010 completion

Fort Dunlop
Floors: 11
Developer: Urban Splash
Notes: Change is afoot which will see Fort Dunlop transformed from the most famous advertising banner site to the most famous office site. The redevelopment will see bars and retail on the ground floor along with 300,000 sq ft of offices and a 100-bed Travelodge hotel. Fort Dunlop will also feature largest green roof in the country
Current Status: The £5 million Travelodge is due to open June 2006

Commerce Point
Value £80 million
Floors: 13
Architect: Aedas
Developer: BCI
Notes:Development will offer over 350,000 of office space on a prime site on corner of Harbourne Road and Highfield road and will be a major international business centre, housing the new headquaters of Birmingham Chamber. To include areas for letting and will mark the rejuvenation of Edgbaston as an important business area.
Current Status: Approved with work due to start Mid 2006

Donne And Nettleton House
Value: £40million
Floors: 7
Architect: Webb Gray Partnership
Developer: Calthorpe Estates and Barberry Developments
Notes: Approval has been granted planning permission to proceed with a £40 million office redevelopment of Donne and Nettleton House at Five Ways.

The transformation of will create a flagship office building for the Calthorpe Estate, having been specifically designed to exceed modern business demands and enhance the area’s reputation as a preferred location for the local, national and international office market.

The seven-storey Grade A building, which is located on Calthorpe Road at its intersection with Five Ways roundabout, will be accessed by an impressive, full height glazed atrium and will provide 123,000 sq. ft. of office space. It will also feature superior finishes throughout, as well as 333 underground car parking spaces.
Current Status: Approved

Smithfield Court
Architect: Associated Architects
Developer: Oakhill Property Group
Notes: Three new speculative office buildings are planned. The Smithfield Court project will be situated approximately 500 yards from the Bullring and will provide a total of 22,296 sq m (240,000 sq ft) of space.
Demolition of the current buildings on the site will begin by the end of the year with construction of ‘Smithfield 1’ to begin in spring 2006 and complete by the end of 2007.

Smithfield 1 will be located on the corner of Digbeth and Meriden Street and will cover 11,798 sq m (127,000 sq ft) of space and once complete no work will begin on the Smithfield 2 & 3 until it has been let. The building will have the city’s largest floorplates (approximately 3,065 sq m - 33,000 sq ft).
Current Status: March 2006 start at the earliest

Cannon House
Value: £43 million
Floors: 6
Architect: Seymour Harris Architects
Developer: Nurton Developments
Notes: The reclad and refurbishment includes replacing the front elevations of the building with state-of-the-art, full-height glazed panels, and the creation of a new, 5-storey, showpiece glass entrance atrium.

The floorplates of around 42,000 sq ft are the largest, single-level, commercial footprints in the city centre, providing 300,000 sq ft of offices over five floors. The design includes replacing new front elevations and the creation of a new 5-storey showpiece glass entrance atrium.
Current Status: Approved

City of Birmingham Library
Value: £180 million
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Developer: Birmingham City Council
Links: Report Final Public.pdf,4,24,257,260
Notes: 350,000 sq ft, 300m long elliptical shaped building that will be the 10 largest library in the world.
Current Status:
The recent 174-page report scrutiny committee report accused senior councillors of rushing a decision on a split site library without considering the full facts.

The Birmingham cabinet decision to build a split-site city library was based on deficient information and did not properly take into account financial implications and likely building costs, the highly critical inquiry has found.

The report raises a number of questions about the suitability of a library on two sites - with the lending and reference section at Centenary Square and an archive and family history centre at Millennium Point - which it says could prove to be more expensive and less user-friendly than a £180 million single-site library at Eastside.

The cabinet is also accused of "defying common sense" by failing to ask consultants who advised on the ditched Eastside library to examine the financial case for a split-site solution.

Contributions from members of the public to the scrutiny committee were overwhelmingly in favour of either refurbishing and extending the existing Central Library or of proceeding with the Eastside library.

Leaders of Birmingham City Council have privately signaled their intention to press ahead with controversial plans for a split-site library, effectively sidelining a highly critical scrutiny report.

The City of Birmingham Stadium
Value: £300 million
Architect: HOK Sport
Developer: Birmingham City Football Club
Notes: The £300m mixed use development would include a 55,000 stadium and super casino would be entirely funded by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the Club.
In addition to the stadium and casino the 59 acre development would also include an Olympic sized swimming pool, nearly nine acres of new community sports campus, a 200-bed hotel, an outdoor theatre, up to 2,500 new homes, a 170,000 square foot entertainment complex and retail space.
Current Status: The entire scheme will only become a reality if the Gaming Commission agrees to grant a super casino licence for the project, which depends on a £117 million cash injection from Las Vegas Sands.

MGM Grand at the NEC
Value: £250 million
Developer:NEC Group
Notes: The proposal anticipates creating a showpiece architectural statement combining not just gaming, but also new entertainment and dining experiences that will redefine the gaming and leisure experience for the West Midlands and the United Kingdom.

The project will feature more than 300,000 square feet of resort space, including a casino, a range of dining experiences, a number of "high energy" entertainment facilities and an adjacent multi-storey car park. In addition, the project may include a 300-room, four-star hotel, and a walkway across the lake to the Hilton Metropole hotel is also under consideration.

Almost 7,000 jobs are likely to be created and a further 1.5 million visitors a year would be attracted to the NEC.
Current Status: Dependant on gaming licence

Jewellery Box
Value: £65 million
Floors: 8
Architect: Associated Architects
Developer: RO St. Bernards
Notes: After several years of doing nothing, something appears to be happening on the planned redevelopment of the former Science Museum on Newhall Street. Plans have been announced to turn the site in the Jewellery Quarter into a £65m ‘Waterside urban village’ that will cover 278,000 sq ft. This will include 234 flats, a public square and approximately 93,000 sq ft of offices. The site will be developed by RO St. Bernards, a joint venture between St. Bernards Property and RO Developments.

City Living

Value: £70 million
Floors: 7
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: Crosby Homes
Notes: 461 apartments within a relatively low-rise scheme.
Current Status: Under construction. Due for completion early 2006

Value: £75 million
Floors: 10
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: Crosby Homes
Notes: 272 1 and 2 bedroom flats set around a new public square and large water feature.
Current Status: Under construction. Due for completion early 2008

Value: £40 million
Developer: Cala
Current Status:Under construction. Due for completion April 2006

Jupiter Lofts
Value: £90 million
Floors: 6
Masterplanner: RMA Architects
Developer: Redrow Homes
Notes: Jupiter comprises 670 apartments, live-work units, and commercial spaces in 4 phases. It is the first phase was the is the result of almost 18 months of planning negotiations during which RMA worked closely with the city urban designers, responding to their recommendations and to the urban design brief of Birmingham City Council.

The £11.5million Jupiter One is part refurbishment of an existing industrial warehouse building (formerly the Sherborne rubber mill and latterly converted into low-rent office space) and part new build. The mill building is punctuated at either end by new 'book-end' blocks: a six storey glass tower addresses a public square at its base and views over the canal.

Current Status:Phases 3 & 4 Under construction.

Holliday Wharf
Value: £17 million
Architect: Turner Woolford Sharp
Developer:Charles Church
Notes: Site also contains the new £2 million Birmingham Registry Office which will be the largest in the country with 250,000 visitors per year
Current Status:Under construction. Due for completion early 2006

West 2
Value: £12 million
Floors: 12
Architect: Bryant Priest New man
Developer: Kings Oak Homes
Notes: New build block with 108 units adjacent to former Elizabeth House which has already been transformed into 63 apartments
Current Status: nearing completion

Brindley House
Floors: 17
Architect: Turner Woolford Sharp
Developer: MCD Developments

Notes: Refurbishment (182 apartments) and new build (64 apartments) project to former BT offices, 15 Storey tower block built on stilts over the Birmingham and Fazeley canal, to be transformed into luxury apartments, and adjoining car park space. Emphasis is to be placed on opening up the canal as a feature, and also creating open space to the front of Newhall Street.
Current Status: Under Construction

Developer: Calthorpe Developments / Cordell Properties / Redrow Homes
Notes: 600,000 q ft mixed use scheme on former Tally Ho! site opposite Warwickshire Cricket Club, Edgbaston. Flagship Development similar to Brindleyplace. To include 200 bed hotel, leisure, apartments, 2 public squares, retail and offices.

Initial plans included a 18 storey tower but was removed due to opposition from local residents.

Current Status: under construction


New Street Station

Value: £350 million
Architect: John McAlsan and Partners / Chapman Taylor
Developer: Network Rail / Birmingham City Council
Programme: 2005 – onwards
Notes: John McAslan + Partners have been appointed with engineers WSP to redesign Birmingham New Street Station. This unloved 1960’s station will be transformed in the proposed construction, connecting it to its immediate context, and creating a gateway to the City of Birmingham.

The concourse area will be five times bigger than it is now and a glass roof will let natural light in. Station capacity will allow 50% plus increase to meet long-term passenger demand.

May include up to three towers within the scheme

Current Status: WSP Group plc is overseeing a £3.9m design and development study. Architects John McAlsan and Chapman Taylor are expected to release designs in the new year when a planning application is submitted.

Moor Street Station
Value: £11 million
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: Birmingham Alliance / Hammerson / Chiltern Railways
Notes: With funding from the Birmingham Alliance and Chiltern Railways the renovated Edwardian Grade ll listed station is receiving a new cafe-bar, lifts, waiting area and period passenger footbridge.

The GHA designed café-bar is a contemporary glass pavilion incorporating a mezzanine level, will have access from both the station concourse and from Moor Street Queensway. During the summer months, the external covered seating area will be accessible by means of retracting, folding sliding doors.
Current Status: Under construction

Digbeth Coach Station
Value: £7 million
Architect: Make Architects
Developer: National Express
Notes: National Express has appointed Make architects, headed up by internationally-acclaimed, Birmingham born and bred architect Ken Shuttleworth, to start work on initial designs for the development of a world class coach station for Birmingham, on the site of the existing coach station at Digbeth. National Express hopes to complete the £7m regeneration project by 2007. It will involve the complete transformation of Digbeth coach station into Birmingham's newest landmark and gateway to the city. It will be a modern, attractive facility, providing outstanding service and comfort for customers.
Current Status: 2007 completion

Midland Metro
Developer: Centro
Notes: A 2 mile route extension between Snow Hill and Edgbaston Shopping Centre along with a number of routes are proposed that lead in or out (or both) of the city centre
- From city centre to Birmingham International Airport
- From Quinton, into city centre and out to Duddeston
- From city centre to Great Barr
The bill for the Birmingham city centre and the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill lines has leapt from an estimated £212 million in 2002 to £369 million by the time they are completed in 2011.Three quarters of the cash will come from the Government and 25 per cent locally. To gain Government cash the scheme has to meet a business case and Centro is confident the plans will succeed.
Current Status: Expansion of the network has now cleared two public inquiries and been given the green light by the Government. The scheme’s promoter Centro expects to submit a final business case early next year.

Value: £1.5 Billion
Notes: 2 runways, 3 terminals - £1.5 billion vision which includes runway 1 extended by 400m, a second runway and a third terminal.
The airport forecasts that, by 2030, it will handle 33 million passengers a year - more than three times the current figure - create more than 27,000 jobs, and generate almost a £1 billion for the wider regional economy each year.

The plans, designed to cope with this future demand, begin with the long-proposed extension to the current runway, which bosses aim to have in place in time to take advantage of the London Olympics in 2012.

This initial £120 million stage would include the realignment of the A45 - including a tunnel so it passes under the runway - and the introduction of a metro interchange at nearby Birmingham International railway station.

The introduction of the controversial second runway, which the Government predicted would be needed by 2016, may now slip back by more than four years because of the airport's own demand forecasts.

In February, managing director Richard Heard said it would be built between 2016 and 2020. He now envisages 2020 as the "earliest" it will begin operating and the presence of Coventry Airport just 11 miles away continues to "undermine" Birmingham International Airport's long-term development, according to the airport.
Current Status: Consultation on the draft master plan begins in November and runs until the end of March, when the airport will begin work on the plans.

Large Scale Development

Park Central
Value: +£100 million
Architect: Gardner Stewart Architects
Developer: BCC, Crest Nicholson, Optima Housing
A 10 year development comprising 9 distinctive Zones, set in 8 acres of landscaped grounds. Offering a sophisticated selection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses. Set in acres of landscaped grounds with a central piazza, this is a village-style community with nine different residential zones, offering a choice of houses and apartments, four business quarters and a range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

• A ‘Sustainable Master Plan’ containing;
• 2 million sq ft of development
• 1,700 new dwellings
• 150,000 sq ft of commercial offices
• 250 bed hotel
• Health, community & leisure uses
• New central park
• CHP & Community Heating System
Current Status: Under construction

Value: £6 billion
Size: 420 acres
Masterplanner: Edward Cullinan, Hamilton Associates, Kenetic AIU
Developers: BCC, UCE, Countryside Properties, Land Securities, David McLean Developments, Birmingham Alliance amongst others
Notes: A gigantic mixed-use scheme. £6 billion worth of investment covering 420 acres. Will act as an expansion to the city centre and as a learning/cultural quarter. Over 10 million sq ft of space including several thousand new homes/apartments.
Current Status: Ongoing development over the next 10 – 15 years.

Matthew Boulton College
Value: £40million
Floors: 12
Developer: MBC / BCC / AWM
Notes: College relocated from Bristol Road to Eastside. Opened this September

New Technology Institute
Value £10million
Floors: 5
Developer:[/B] UCE / BCC / AWM
Notes:Building work has started on what will be a key development in Birmingham’s Eastside development, the £10m New Technology Institute.

The five-storey building in Bartholomew Road will be part of the University of Central England and will be a gateway to the Learning and Leisure Zone of Eastside.

It will provide office accommodation for the Birmingham and Solihull New Technology Institute, a project part financed by EU structural funds and will stand close to Millennium Point where UCE has based its Technology Innovation Centre.

The New Technology Institute will form a key element in the emerging Learning and Leisure Zone. The NTI brings together a total of five HE and ten FE institutions and will make a valuable addition to the educational and innovation right across the region.

The Institute will play a key role at the heart of the ambition for Birmingham to be a Learning City of excellence.

Aston Business School - Nelson Building
Value £20.3 million
Architect: ADP
Developer: Aston University
Notes:The scheme is designed over 5 storeys and is divided into 2 interconnected blocks. The new South block expands the services currently provided by the Management Development Centre. Facilities provided include reception, lounge and administrative areas, and 80 new hotel-style accommodation units.

The existing building is to be completely refurbished and will include up-to-date kitchen and dining facilities, as well as flexible meeting rooms and syndicate spaces at ground floor level, with the existing upper floor levels remaining relatively untouched.

At five storeys high, the ‘extension’ will fulfill the original plan to close the quad of the L-shaped Nelson Building.

Two new lecture theatres will give the building its distinctive appearance: standing two storeys high, the back of the theatres, one encased in copper and the other in translucent white, will be visible to passers-by. The new block provides teaching, meeting and syndicate areas, as well as office spaces for the University's Masters of Business Administration programme. The design for this block also features separate 150 and 120-seat lecture theatres.

The new building will reflect both the international standing of the business school ands its dynamic nature. The new facilities will enable the school to build on the already enviable reputation we have for research.

Royal College of Organists
Value: £8 million
Architect: Associated Architects

Notes: Refurbishment of the former Curzon St Station listed building to provide a new home for the Royal College of Organists and their unique library collection locating from their London Headquarters. Includes a new auditorium on site of adjoining car park. Planning permission granted Dec 2003
Current Status: Scheme in doubt as RCO unable to finalize Funding package

Typhoo Wharf
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Developer: JG Land & Estates
Notes: The former Typhoo Tea factory is a Grade C locally listed building. The conversion into 300 one and two bedroom apartments, together with new build units on an adjacent site, is part of an overall master plan framework for the regeneration of the Digbeth area in Birmingham. The project will also include the re-opening of the canal arms and will create a public square.
A series of courtyard spaces within the existing deep plan structure will provide efficient circulation. The design will take advantage of the generous floor to ceiling heights and the apartments will accommodate mezzanine floors offering double height living space.
The result is a scheme that provides cutting-edge design whilst respecting the nature of the area and reflecting its history and industrial character.
Current Status: PP granted 2003

Curzon Park & Curzon Gateway

Size: 10 acres
Masterplanner: Hamilton Associates
Developer: Eastside Partnership
Notes: In 2004 Hamilton Associates won an invited competition held by Eastside Partnership to investigate the masterplanning possibilities for a 10 acre site less than 5 minutes walk from Birmingham City Centre. The winning scheme took advantage of a unique opportunity to re-integrate Birmingham Eastside with the City centre.

The masterplan proposed an extension of the city fabric that focuses on links to the surrounding eastside developments to create a cohesive and interdependent inner-city precinct with a character identifiable as Eastside.

Canalside 245 dwellings and 137 student accommodation units with 37 studio flats. Scheme includes food, drink, health and fitness use PP granted 2003

Technology & Learning Park
Masterplanner: LDA Design
Developer: BCC / AWM Park Report.pdf
Notes: A new technology park and learning and leisure project could create some 8,500 new jobs in the Birmingham area.

It is expected the £100 million scheme will create some 23,000 learning opportunities and building on the already emerging emphasis on learning and technology in this part of Birmingham.

The project involves the creation of a world class technology and learning-driven extension to the area, which incorporates Millennium Point, Aston University, UCE, the New Technology Institute and the recently opened Matthew Boulton College, also linking in with the proposed City Park.

Initial plans include EXPO area at rear of Millennium Point.

Tate Tower
Height: +130 / +170 spire
Floors: 38
Architect: Kinetic AIU
Notes: Winning entry in limited design competition for 250,000 sqft. office tower, art gallery and public piazza
Current Status: Proposed for site adjacent to Millennium Point.

City Park
Landscape Architect: TBC
Developer: BCC / AWM
Notes: The proposed City Park will cover 8 acres. Selection of the design team is subject to a two stage competition, with opportunity for public voting on design proposals as well as a formal judging panel. The brief is based upon the outcomes of the symposium held in March 2004. The winning design will be confirmed in October 2006 and the Park could be finished by early 2009 if all funding is secured by mid 2007

Warwick Barr
Dwellings: 600
Masterplanner: Kinetic AIU
Developer: ISIS
Notes: Competition winners Kinetic AIU envisage an intensive mixed-use development including seven large blocks within a network of streets and squares.

The vision is for a mixed community living and working on the site, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, flagged up by 11 tall wind turbines incorporated into the model.

Possible uses include a film centre and auditorium, up to 600 new homes, flexible business space, cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. It is suggested that the canalside Banana Warehouse could be converted into an art gallery and there are ambitions to make this the media quarter.

A key aspect of it is the way the existing buildings relate to new buildings. The scale of the former Fellows, Morton & Clayton building is huge, and can justify some pretty imposing buildings on this site, both architecturally and in terms of scale. It is expected some of the buildings will be world-class.

Jewellery Quarter
Developer: BCC
Notes: The recent English Heritage study of this historic place has led to the entire quarter being designated a Conservation Area and includes Birmingham's last remaining Georgian square St Paul's. There are over 500 businesses involved the jewellery trade within this area and some of them date back over 250 years.

By 2010, the Jewellery Quarter will be acknowledged as the City Region’s Creative Village, an asset to both Birmingham and the West Midlands. A truly unique area where design quality is an integral feature of its renaissance. A Quarter with a vibrant atmosphere which not only attracts people to work, live, play and visit but acts as a honey pot for creative businesses ranging from the current jewellery business base to arts and media

Irish Quarter
Developers: Concept Developments, International Stock, Country & Metropolitan
Notes:£400m mixed use scheme. Will include 1.5 million sq ft of commercial space linking the Bullring to the Eastside area. Whilst retaining the "soul" of the existing Quarter.

This area - Digbeth - which is the historical birthplace of Birmingham, has a rich heritage of traditional buildings, historic grid iron street patterns and streetscape. The extensive redevelopments which are already underway within parts of the Irish Quarter signify a significant sea change that will see the area transformed into a vibrant bohemian style residential and commercial urban environment.
Current Status: First phase u/c. 10 year build programme. Completion 2014.

Architect: BBLB architects
Developer:[/B] Country & Metropolitan
Notes: Former 7-storey coffee warehouse and new build extention. To comprise 179 studio apartments. Phase 1 due for completion mid 2006

Deritend Bridge
Value: £50million
Architect: BryantPriest******
Developer: International Stock
Notes:Situated between Digbeth High Street and Bradford Street. To consist apartments, a hotel, offices and shops. Intended to open up the River Rea with a riverside walk and shops. The form of the proposed blocks in plan and section as been generated by the geography and geometry of the river. Planning permission was gained in eight weeks.

Harrison Drape Site
Architect: BryantPriest******
Developer: International Stock
Notes: Former Harrison Drape Factory. Ground floor and basement levels designated as office / studio space. Subsequent levels to be made up of 221 one and two bedroom apartments and communal garden areas. Mixed use residential and office scheme.

The scheme essentially has three key elements; firstly the retained structure, secondly the new lightweight construction that sits above and around the courtyard, and a third element that brings the design together as a whole.

Trinity Centre
Architect:Daniel Hurd Associates
Developer:[/B] International Stock
Notes: The scheme will see areas of the church opened up and part removal of floors to create a full height atrium with gallery access to a range of office suites. Internally the ornate plaster mouldings to the alter screen will be restored to create a splendid back drop to meeting spaces.

Reflecting this scheme, permission has also been granted for 24 new residential apartments on adjacent land. This forms a sensitive modern neighbour enhancing the gateway location at the top of Camp Hill which has remained vacant since the completion of the ring road.

Ikneild Port Loop
Links: Reservoir.pdf
Notes: Large scale mixed use project that will cover 80 acres. Development framework shows 2-3 highrise towers incorporated into the scheme.
Current Status: Planned. Start 2007. 10 year timescale

Paradise Circus
Value: £900 million
Developer: Argent
Notes: Flagship project to create one of the finest commercial developments in the UK during the next 10 years resulting in 3million sq ft of office led development. Council plans to include 2-3 high rise towers – Latest renders show two towers around 100m and one around 60m. There has been opposition from several local bodies allowing high rises next to prominent Victorian landmarks and favour a Brindleyplace approach.
Current Status: Early planning stage - Start 2009 +. Site presently occupied by Central Library, Birmingham Conservatoire and Copthorne Hotel

Existing Highrises over 50m
BT Tower 152.00
Alpha Tower 100.00
Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower 100.00
Clydesdale Tower (The Sentinals) 90.00
Cleveland Tower (The Sentinals) 90.00
National Westminster House 80.00
City Centre Tower 76.00
Five Ways Tower 76.00
Hyatt Hotel 75.00
Snowhill Plaza 72.00
Colmore Gate 70.00
Quayside 70.00
Londonderry House 70.00
McLaren Building 69.00
Metropolitan Tower 69.00
Edgbaston House 69.00
Post and Mail HQ 67.00
Midland Building 67.00
Aiken House 67.00
Hamilton House 67.00
Bank House 66.00
Fifty4 Hagley Road 64.00
Cumberland House 64.00
Centenary Plaza 63.00
Stephenson Tower 63.00
Hagley House 62.00
The Birmingham Wheel 62.00
Trident House 61.00
Jurys Inn Birmingham 61.00
Dalton Tower 61.00
St Martins 61.00
Lakeside West Building 60.00

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