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So, a recap that I'm aware of:

Edgbaston Aldi - see above
Edgbaston CG - going well and open for July 2011
Calthorpe / Five Ways - mixed use / retail - awaiting
Cumberland House - imminent start
Regal Tower - parties in communication
LoB - starting floorplates
Arena Central - awaiting
The Cube - as iconic as Selfridges!!
The Mailbox - let's fill up the units and get some pax through the doors!
Pillo Hotel Queensway - awaiting
BMAG extension - imminent
Stephenson Tower demolition - imminent!!!!
New St Gateway - going great guns!
Beorma Quarter - Hennessey's new home not having any work on it yet
Zellig - fantastic addition to the Custard Factory
Institute - ditto to the Digbeth High St
Hotel La Tour - imminent??
Travelodges Elmdon, Carrs Lane and Dean St - underway!
Ormiston - looking good
MP Carpark - cladding soon
Aston UNI Library - steelwork front
BCC Woodcock St - superb and nearing completion
Bagot St - cladding going on and looking good
Golden Square - imminent?
Camden St / Icknield St - imminent?
Tesco Spring Hill - terracotta looking nice against Library
Bloc Hotel - foundations in
Newhall Square - imminent?
CoffinWorks - imminent?
Snowhill Viaduct - underway yay!
The Grand - Hortons still working on movements and the end result should be fantastic!
Snowhill 3 - please some steel!
Snowhill 2 - come on banks and Westin - show some faith!

Please add in any information or ones I've missed.
 

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Outdoor media owner Ocean has been awarded the contract for a new full motion digital screen located overlooking the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham.

Ocean: London's Waterloo Imax cinema site
The screen is situated on the pedestrian New Street, overlooking the external Bullring area, and will be sold alongside the Ocean digital network which includes Liverpool Media Wall and London Westfield's "Eat Street". it will broadcast full motion ads between 8.30am and 10.30pm.

The contract was awarded by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip), which owns the building the screen sits on.

Tim Bleakley, chief executive of Ocean, said: "Very few sites meet our selective criteria. All Ocean sites have a unique natural pull and the City Centre House Screen is very much in the Ocean family of sites."

Ad slots will be sold in 10-second slots, shown in a one-minute loop, for a two-week period and daypart and bespoke briefs can be considered, as can total ownership of the screen.

Peter Webb, senior investment manager at Swip, said: "Ocean's position in this market brings both knowledge and expertise, maximising the potential for this iconic location to attract global brand campaigns, and bringing this bustling area of Birmingham into the exciting digital era."

Ocean specialises in landmark sites and high profile digital screens. Its sites include the London Imax cinema in Waterloo.


http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/1035677/Ocean-wins-digital-outdoor-contract-Birmingham/

Now can they do the advertising board on the top of the rotunda to finish it off please?
 

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Nice addition, Shame it won't be as big as the Liverpool or London screens though

That's if its the one I'm thinking of, above Phones4U ?
 

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http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/1035677/Ocean-wins-digital-outdoor-contract-Birmingham/

Now can they do the advertising board on the top of the rotunda to finish it off please?
Total waste of bloody time if you ask me, one pissy little screen. This is a major meeting hub in the city and this development should be far more significant. It'll probably only be up for 5-7 years anyway probably.

A major city (the 2nd in fact), a major meeting hub - surely there must be some big global names that are interested in adverising here. - if only just to hide that awful looking building!
 

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Spotted in planning

2010/05820/PA

Bradford Street, Rea Street High Street Deritend, Birchall Street and Chapel House Street land bounded by, Digbeth Birmingham B12

Application to replace an extant planning permission in order to extend the time limit for implementation for the erection of new floorspace to provide for residential, retail, commercial, leisure and community uses (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C1, C3 and D2) plus ancillary parking, servicing and amenity space

Applicant Connaught Square Limited

Registered 14-10-2010
also, application for new food units for Bullring

2010/05793/PA

St Martins Square Land at Bull Ring Birmingham B5 4BW

Development of three new restaurant units (Use Class A3), extension of two existing restaurant units (Use Class A3), reconfiguration of open space, landscaping, provision of plant and associated works

Registered 13-10-2010
 

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Looks like we won't be getting the roof above the seating area on top of Nando's/Pizza Hut
And the water feature isn't as great as i could be.. But i really like the whole scheme
 

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Looks like MINI are moving out of the sot next to BMW on Sand Pits to move further down towards the Middleway at the former Honda dealership
 

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Total waste of bloody time if you ask me, one pissy little screen. This is a major meeting hub in the city and this development should be far more significant. It'll probably only be up for 5-7 years anyway probably.

A major city (the 2nd in fact), a major meeting hub - surely there must be some big global names that are interested in adverising here. - if only just to hide that awful looking building!
well it was enough of a battle to get that one small screen up..... it was only won on appeal.... BCC refused the original application on grounds that it was detrimental to the setting of a listed statue (nelson monument in the bullring).... ofcourse, the fact that you can barely see the screen from the statue, but it was more to the fact that the council do not want to compromise its then high profile BBC screen in Vicky Square!

in those days, we had to promise we only uses still images also, so a lot of water appears to have passed under the bridge in the time since!
 

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can someone explain to me how ADZ's and Tax Incremental Funding can help kick start schemes :-s
TIF's have been given the go-ahead :) Let's hope Brum trials it! :banana:
 

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Birmingham seems to be doing very well out of these announcements..... well in terms of infrastructure investments anyway!
 

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well it was enough of a battle to get that one small screen up..... it was only won on appeal.... BCC refused the original application on grounds that it was detrimental to the setting of a listed statue (nelson monument in the bullring).... ofcourse, the fact that you can barely see the screen from the statue, but it was more to the fact that the council do not want to compromise its then high profile BBC screen in Vicky Square!

in those days, we had to promise we only uses still images also, so a lot of water appears to have passed under the bridge in the time since!
...Or the sheer bloody mindedness and political egos have come to pass now that BCC realises it needs new sources of revenue streams, now that they aren't getting the access to the open cheque book that the last government controlled.
 

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not really.... the council will get no revenue from this screen... the owner of the build its on will however.... the only revenue the council will get is the advertisement application fee, which the council subsequently refused...

however, the following appeal is likely to have cost the council a lot more... and so id confidently say that the council are worse of in monetry terms as a consequence of this aplication!
 
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