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I thought I would give us a little precis of things happening (and to think others around the country think that we have ground to a standstill ;) ):

Feel free to add! :)


City Centre Notable Developments (underway)

Baskerville House – completion of conversion of former council offices into high-spec office development with 3-storey glass atrium added to roof. c. £80m

Town Hall – restoration of Grade-1 listed building to former glory. Will offer new high-specification concert and meeting venue. c. £38m

Brindley House – conversion of 17-storey BT exchange and offices into apartment block, with an extra 2 floors peaking in a gull-wing roof. Includes improving the canalside realm. c. £30m

Peat House – redevelopment of 1960’s office block to construct a new 14-storey modern headquarters office in the heart of the traditional business quarter. c. £60m

Orion – final phase of residential scheme fronting on to Suffolk St Queensway and John Bright St. c. £90m (total)

Rotunda – ongoing redevelopment by Urban Splash of former office building into high-specification apartments. Key icon of Birmingham. c. £40m

Colmore Plaza – redevelopment of former Post & Mail Building to include a 14-storey London-grade office block. c. £100m

Masshouse – redevelopment of former Masshouse Circus to form mixed-use complex including 2 apartment blocks, several office blocks (up to approx. 25 storeys), potential hotel and new courts complex. c. £300m

Holloway Circus Tower – 39-storey, 122m tower containing apartments and 4* hotel nearing completion. c. £60m

Park Central – massive regeneration of former Lee Bank estate. Comprising wholesale demolition of former council estate and construction of over 1400 dwellings, offices and retail and 2 remodelled city centre parks totalling 8 acres. Also thought to include a 27-storey90m spiralled tower. c. £130m

Opal Court - construction of 18-storey student accommodation on a key junction of the Bristol Road on the edge of the city centre. c. £25m

Hurst Street – redevelopment (by Crosby Homes) into residential and leisure zone including several ‘New-York’ style apartment blocks.

The Cube – construction of the final phase of Mailbox by Birmingham Development Company. Designed by MAKE, this is tipped to become the next internationally-recognised Birmingham icon. 17-storey mixed-use block wrapped in gold-coloured aluminium containing a spiralling atrium terminating in a crown housing a restaurant and skybar. Restaurant thought to be run by Gordon Ramsey. Also containing boutique hotel by Conran. Also contains the highest specification apartments in the city, offices, retail and leisure. c. £100m



City Centre Notable Developments (impending):

Edgbaston Shopping Centre - wholesale mixed-use redevelopment including extension to Marriott Hotel, office towers, leisure, retail and apartments. c. £110m

Commerce Point - redevelopment of Chamber of Commerce Building to provide much larger office space and conference facilities. c. £80m

Calthorpe House - redevelopment of Donne House & Nettleton House to provide modern office building. c. £30m

Five Ways Shopping Centre - wholesale mixed-use redevelopment including residential towers, new shopping facility and local improvements. Expected c. £60m

Tramps Nightclub - proposed 38-storey hotel and residential tower with helipad, height of 134m. c. £100m

Brindley Place Final Phase - proposed 20-storey tower by Glenn Howells on the site of the Catering Academy. To be occupied by boutique hotel and featuring a rooftop restaurant. Expected c. £30m

Arena Central - proposed 40-50-storey residential tower coupled with neighbouring apartment and office blocks and incorporating a new public square and 2000-space MSCP on the site of the old Central TV studios. c. £500m

Jewellery Box – redevelopment of former Science Museum into apartments. c. £40m

Great Charles Street – proposed mixed-use development at prime site connecting the city core with the Jewellery Quarter. c. £50m

Birmingham New Street Station – long-awaited redevelopment of the primary rail station in the city. Complete makeover proposed including enlarging the concourse and facilities, improving the public realm and façade treatment and allowing natural light to penetrate the building. Facing local opposition as it is felt that a different proposal offered better design. Scheme also includes the demolition of Stephenson Tower and replacement with twin towers, of use and height yet to be determined c. £500m

Snow Hill Plaza – construction of 12-storey Grade A office block adjacent Lloyd House. c. £40m

Snow Hill – office development on wasteland adjacent Snow Hill Station. To include several large office blocks approximately 10-storeys and 2-300 apartments. also includes tram line extension and improvements to the public realm and the creation of a new St Chads Square.

Martineau Galleries – second phase of the Martineau scheme by The Birmingham Alliance. Multi-million sq ft mixed-use development to include retail, offices, residential, cultural, hotel and new public square. Masterplan indicates 2 linked residential/hotel towers with planning permission granted for approx. 110m and 80m respectively. c. £570m

Digbeth Coach Station – long-awaited demolition of current coach station and reconstruction. Designed by MAKE to give a notable gateway to the city. c. £7m

Ice Rink – redevelopment of ice rink to create new ice skating facilities with apartment block above (up to 10-storeys). Designed by Glenn Howells. c. £30m



City Centre Notable Developments (proposed):

Paradise Circus – demolition of existing central library, Copthorne Hotel and GOWM building and construction of commercial (largely office) development aimed at connecting the Business and Convention Quarters. Likely to emulate Brindley Place but also include tall buildings. Expected c. £700m

Central Library – relocation of library facilities to new building(s). BCC advises this will be an iconic development, currently suggested that the primary site will be located in Centenary Square with a secondary building at Millennium Point. Facing local opposition. Expected c. £150m

Midland Metro Extension – extension to the Wolverhampton to Birmingham line from Snow Hill, snaking through the city centre and terminating at Edgbaston Shopping Centre. Undertaken to improve connectivity of city centre and allow for future line extensions. Price also includes Black Country spurs c. £330m

The Pinnacle - 'vertical entertainment park' housed in a 175m landmark viewing platform, the first of its kind in Europe. To be placed next to Millennium Point. c. £60m

City Park Gate – mixed-use but largely residential development connecting Masshouse with Martineau and Moor Street. Currently being re-masterplanned by MAKE. Thought to include a tower of up to 80m. c. £100m

Warwick Bar – mixed-use development in the heart of the city’s new media and arts quarter. Commissioned by ISIS and masterplanned by Kinetic, this development will build on the existing industrial and post-industrial architecture of the area and re-introduce family living to this section of the city centre. c. £100m

Typhoo Wharf – redevelopment of the former Typhoo Tea Factory in Digbeth, masterplanned by Glenn Howells. To include apartments and offices. c. £50m

Wholesale Markets – relocation of existing markets to edge-of-centre site and redevelopment into mixed-use quarter. Details unknown. Expected c. £500m

Bristol Street South – redevelopment of site containing Bristol St Motors, Monaco House, former Matthew Boulton College and St Lukes Church. Details unknown. Expected c. £150m

Natwest Tower – demolition and reconstruction of former regional Natwest Bank regional offices into new office tower. Facing local opposition. Expected c. £50m



Out-of-City Developments:

Superhospital - £590m PFI for new hospital in Edgbaston.

MG Rover - £300m redevelopment of former car factory into new motor manufacturing facility and science & technology park.

Sainsbury’s Selly Oak - £300m transfer of Selly Oak Sainsbury’s to former metal factory site, including re-opening of canal spur and construction of new residential aspect and leisure destination. Will also include new by-pass.

Birmingham International Airport expansion – multi-billion pound planned extension of runway, construction of new runway and terminal buildings.

Tally Ho! – redevelopment underway of site adjacent Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Cannon Hill Park to create a “Brindley Place in the suburbs”. Including apartments, offices and leisure facilities. c. £100m

Fort Dunlop – redevelopment underway of Birmingham icon by Urban Splash into office, retail and leisure facility. Offers largest floorplates outside M25. c. £50m

Pebble Mill Science Park - redevelopment underway of former BBC Birmingham. c. £100m
 

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what i thiknk i will do is after a few days letting people add to is, ill then add all this info to the actual birmingham sumary thread...that ok bio???
 

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That's perfectly OK Woody - I just wanted to reassure everyone that work hasn't stopped :)
 

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woodhousen said:
what i thiknk i will do is after a few days letting people add to is, ill then add all this info to the actual birmingham sumary thread...that ok bio???
Would it be possible to merge the Current Development Summary with the Current Birmingham Map, so we can see the context of all these super skyscrapers?
 

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well yes, this years crane count analyisis was horrible reading lol

the whole sale maket may see something interesting but still very early days!
 

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Well, the supercasino can come off the list. I forgot the student accom on Bristol Road - that will be added now - will revise it...
 

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Hi everyone.

I've been keeping up to date for a while and thought it was about time I submitted my first post.

I can't provide any further details at present but I understand that plans are being drawn up for a Tower at Holloway Circus opposite HCT. Height to be approx the same as HCT.

A further Tower is being considered as the centerpiece of the wholesale markets redevelopment. This could be taller than HCT as the ground is lower than Holloway Circus.

Fingers crossed that these come good!

Watch this space....
 

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The student accommodation on Bath row should also go on this list I think - it is quite significant and there is a crane on-site now :)
 
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