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New Thread, New List!

Think I've included everything of note

New St Station – £600m+ overhaul of train station U/C
John Lewis/Pallasades – 250,000 sq ft department store + 200,000 sq ft of refurbished retail and restaurant space above New St Station U/C
Snowhill Phase 2 – 75m Office Block, 250,000 sq ft pre let to Wragge & Co, Construction complete, Internal Fit out underway
Resorts World at NEC – £150m+, 770,000 sq ft development to include Casino, 180 bed hotel, Cinema, Restaurants, Bars, Retail, Spa, Conference & Banqueting Facilities , VIP Casino U/C
NIA refurb - £21m refurbishment of canalside entrance to add new restaurant/bar space U/C
University of Birmingham Sports centre – 50m pool and sports complex U/C
The Vale Student Block – Demolition of 1960’s tower and surrounding buildings, construction of 4 new buildings to house 754 students ranging in height from 7 FL to 21 FL 64m tower, Demo underway U/C
BCU phase 2 – phase 2 of a £180m investment on a new city centre campus over 6 FL U/C
Selly Oak New Road Block – 436 student spaces in 9FL block, internal fit out underway U/C
520 Bristol Rd Student Block – 66 student spaces in 5 FL block above new retail U/C
291-295 Corporation St Student Block – 61 student spaceds in 9 FL block, Demolition underway U/C
Park Central Central Piazza – 132 One and Two bed Apartment Block 10 FL U/C
No. 5 Brindley Place - Upgrade to existing Grade A office building U/C
Birmingham Grand Hotel - £30 transformation of listed building to re open as a 166 bed Doubletree by Hilton hotel with rooftop suites and new restaurant/retail space, U/C
Beorma Aparthotel – 200 bed Adagio Aparthotel as phase 1, also includes refurbishment of Cold Store U/C
Former Beneficial Building – £16m Conversion of former office building into 137 bed hotel, 53 apartments and new restaurant U/C
Dental Hospital at Pebble Mill - £35m development of new Dental Hospital over 5FL, also potentially freeing up a city centre site for development , U/C
WCCC residential scheme phase 2 – 133 apartments in 10FL blocks and 79 townhouses adjacent cricket ground as part of a bigger £120m scheme, 79 townhouses U/C demolition and clearance ongoing for future works
UCB Campus in Jewellery Quarter – 70,000 sq ft new campus for UCB U/C
Post & Mail Phase 1 - Preparatory works including 800 space underground car park for phase 2, believed to be an office block upto 75m U/C
Extracare Retirement village Phase 1 of 5 at Bournville – 212 apartment retirement village over 6FL enabling works underway U/C
Auchinleck House – Refurbishment of existing 13FL Office Block and shopping centre into 260+ bed hotel, to include new retail and banqueting & conference space, addition of new floor to include skybar and sky restaurant in Park Regis’ first hotel in Europe. Stripping out and demolition underway U/C
Parkgate Shirley – Retail led mixed use development containing ASDA, 20+ shops/restaurants, new homes/apartments/retirement apartments U/C
Longbridge East Works Housing – Construction of 725+ new homes, new park and River Arrow bought back to the surface from culvert on former MG/Rover site U/C
Longbridge North Works Housing – construction of 215 new homes U/C
Longbridge Flight Shed Housing – construction of 95 new homes U/C
Longbridge Lickey Lane Phase 3 Housing – construction of 82 new homes U/C
Bournville Construction College – construction of new 30,000 sq ft construction training college U/C
Mailbox - £50m transformation of existing Retail building to include Harvey Nichols doubling in size to around 46,000 sq ft and new roof, addition of Everyman cinema U/C
New Birmingham Assay Office – 55,000 sq ft office/light industrial space over 3 FL U/C
Selly Oak Former Battery site – Mixed use development to include 80,000 sq ft Sainsburys, 400 bed student accommodation, range of retail/restaurant/leisure units, 1700 car parking spaces and a Life Sciences Campus, creating 2000 jobs alone with another 700 from the retail aspect, decontamination works underway U/C
Selly Oak Battery Retail Park – Reconfiguration and Reclad of existing units at retail park to compliment development above, new unit for Homebase currently being built to allow commencement of works to follow
University of Birmingham Free School -1150 space school new build U/C
Charlotte St Aparthotel -£15m New Build 190 bed Staycity aparthotel U/C
Birmingham Former Central Fire Station – 6FL 463 student space build in courtyard of listed former fire station U/C
UoB High Temperature Research facility - £60m new build research facility, tie up with Rolls Royce and the University
1 Hagley Road Apartment conversion – Conversion of Existing 20 storey office block into 182 apartments, nearly all sold out off plan, U/C
Midland Metro Extension – Snowhill to New St Station U/C
M6 Managed Motorway – J10A – J13
Birmingham Airport Runway Extension – 400m extension to runway U/C
JLR Engine Block Plant i54 - £500M+ new Engine Block Assembly Plant, also includes new dedicated Motorway Junction U/C
JLR Castle Brom Plant Expansion £200M+ expansion of existing plant U/C
JLR Lode Lane Expansion Further 1.5BN expansion of existing plant U/C


Holiday Inn at Arena Central – 250 bed hotel in 63m tall building, Demolition and clearance works of entire Arena Central site planned for new year with hotel starting mid 2014
Ladywood House – Refurbishment of Existing 100,000 Sq Ft 9 FL office block into Grade A space. Due to start 2014
Snowhill Station Office Block – £400M development of Upto 1 Million Sq Ft of Grade A Office Space above current station, Joint Venture between BCC, Network Rail & Ballymore, awaiting planning app
Great Charles Street – 500,000 sq ft mixed use office led development with leisure/retail space and 300 appartments at vacant city centre site currently a surface car park. Outline planning app due 2014. First phase will be a 500 space MSCP to allow the site to move forward
Lumina – 200,000 sq ft office development in Snowhill, planning app due 2014
2 Cornwall St/2 Peat House – 263,000 sq ft development providing 190,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in 58m block, rumoured completion in 2016, funding available, possible 2014 start
Quayside Tower - Refurbishment of office and retail block after being bought by Peng Global Holdings
Spiral Tower at Park Central 90m+ tall “Spiral Tower” consisting of 415 apartments above ASDA supermarket, whole development said to be 3-4 years away from completion hinting at movement
Tesco Extra Mixed Use at Monaco House – Demolition of derelict former offices and construction of new superstore with 29,000 sq ft additional Retail/Leisure Use and a 90 Bed Hotel
Edgbaston Urban Village – Mixed use development including new leisure/retail and homes, awaiting planning app
Circle Healthcare at Pebble Mill – 162,000 sq ft private hospital at Pebble Mill possible 2014 start date
BUPA Healthcare at Pebble Mill – 62 bed purpose built care home at Pebble Mill possible 2014 start date
The Horizon(Solihull Heights) – Construction of 107 apartments in 8 storey block, outside city centre
Longbridge Town Centre Phase 2 – 150,000 sq ft M&S department store, 74,000 sq ft of additional retail, pavilion restaurant adjacent Austin Park and 1200+ space MSCP, start is imminent with M&S due to complete and open in late 2015
Longbridge Lickey Rd/Lowhill Residential – 500 homes and apartments, awaiting planning permission to start
University of Birmingham Library - £51m new build due to start late 2013/ early 2014
University of Birmingham Masterplan – total of another £175m masterplan for campus delivered by 2020 excludes Library and Sports Centre
Aston Uni Campus Masterplan - Campus upgrades and investment also freeing up potential development land by 2020
BCU phase 3 – phase 3 and final phase of a £180m investment on a new city centre campus plans for phase 3 due to be submitted in 2014/15 for as yet unknown building
iCentrum at Birmingham Science Park - £35m Digital Plaza Development, Phase 1 includes 30,000sq ft speculatively built office due to start 2014
Former Selly Oak Hospital Residential scheme – 650+ dwellings, local retail and community facilities could start 2014
Icknield Port Loop – 1150+ dwellings, commercial and retail space, 10FL hotel along canalside could start 2014
Snowhill Phase 3 – 15 FL 90m+, 250,000 sq ft Grade A office Block with Retail/Restaurant/leisure units and 180 space basement car park due to start once a pre let is secured, rumoured completion of 2017
1 Hagley Road New Build – 6-14FL new build block of either student accommodation or hotel potential for 450 beds with retail on ground floor possible 2014 start
Canterbury House Apartment Conversion – Conversion of Existing 10 storey office block into 120 apartments, awaiting planning app, change of use approved
Lancaster Gateway, Manor Point - 21 FL 64m tower to house 747 studets, Part of Manor Property Groups tie up with Lend Lease, rumours site is for sale
55 Colmore Row – £30m Refurbishment of listed building to upgrade and increase floorspace to 153,000 sq ft of grade-A Office space, additional restaurant/café units, Awaiting Wragge & Co to move to Snowhill 2 before refurbishment is due to begin
70 Constitution Hill – 109 One, Two & Three bed apartments in 7FL building adjacent new Hampton By Hilton potential to start once planning is approved with site cleared ready
The Quarter Appartment Block – 105 apartments above existing basement car park in three blocks, potential to start upon planning consent
86-97 Carver St – 61 apartments and four storey office building, potential to start upon planning consent once demolition is complete
Mulberry Walk, Mere Green – 60,000 sq ft retail and 55 bed hotel, start said to be immenent
Touchwood Solihull – Expansion to shopping centre, plans due to be put in 2013/14
Bagot St 2 – Construction of 492 student space block in 11 + 16 storey tower, app to extend time limit recently applied for and new hoardings going up
Kensington House – Conversion of Existing Office Block into 132 student spaces
New Birmingham Conservatoire - £40m, 12,000 sq m new build conservatoire to replace Paradise Circus one allowing development there, due to start 2015
HS2 College – BCC are applying for government backing for a £20m new build college in the city centre to train HS2 engineers, 2000+ Apprentices each year
Unite new office + Training centre - £35m investment in 100,000 sq ft offices, 400 capacity conference venue and on site hotel, numerous potential hotel operators said to be in talks, completion set for 2017
No.1 Eastside Locks Student Block – 730 bed student block with 3 business units for start ups, ranging in height from 9 – 13 storeys, site is cleared ready for potential start upon planning consent
Paradise Circus - £450m investment to provide 1.8 million mixed use development of which 1.4 million sq ft Grade A office space, new hotel, 450 seat concert hall, shops restaurants and bars, Also includes extension of Midland Metro to Centenary Square which has funding from the LEP. BT pension fund is backing the development. Demolition to start late 2014
Bullring Leisure expansion – Rumoured expansion of Shopping Centre to include additional Leisure and Restaurant space, including a Cinema, awaiting planning app
Pavillions Shopping Centre Overhaul – Rumoured for relocation of Primark to create 200,000 sq ft + store, expected overhaul of existing centre
Edgbaston Mill Hotel – 200 bed hotel with 27,000 sq ft of leisure space, rumoured 2015 opening suggesting work to start in new year at latest
Midland Metro Extension – Extension of line from New St Terminus to new terminus at Centenary Sq, Funding in place awaiting approval, Work will continue in 2015 from the current extension to the new terminus
JLR Expansion - Rumoured expansion of JLR Castle Brom Plant after buying up surrounding 11 acre site

Then we have:
Exchange Sq– 600,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, retail and leisure space and 200+bed hotel. Hotel is said to be in talks with signing an operator, looking for a pre let of just 50,000 sq ft to kick off phase one
Beorma Quarter - £150m, 600,000 sq ft mixed use development, including centrepiece 27 FL, 107m 300,000sq ft of Grade A office Space
Arena Central - 2.3 million sq ft mixed use development. Funding secured for demolition of the whole site to allow development to move forward
Midland Metropolitan Hospital – New £400m Super Hospital, PF2 Funding approved
Wholesale Markets City Centre Site – Potential for future move of Wholesale Markets freeing up a City Centre Plot for Redevelopment
UKCentral Masterplan – ARUP masterplan for NEC, Airport, business park and surrounding areas to grow creating 100,000 jobs by 2040 and increasing GDP by £19.5BN
Longbridge Masterplan – ongoing £1BN investment and redevelopment of 468 acres of former industrial site to provide 2000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs
Jewellery Quarter – Numerous small to medium sized developments ongoing, conversions to residential

Worth noting we now have the City Centre Enterprise Zone status in operation covering 168 acres across the City Centre

Things are looking good:banana:

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It's in the underway section,

I've left the library in the potential section as I don't think work has begun yet? Not sure if anyone's even been appointed?

University of Birmingham also has a major campus works programme involving other projects such as new student accommodation fronting SONR and refurbishment of facilities so worthy of a note in potential

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It's in the underway section,

I've left the library in the potential section as I don't think work has begun yet? Not sure if anyone's even been appointed?

University of Birmingham also has a major campus works programme involving other projects such as new student accommodation fronting SONR and refurbishment of facilities so worthy of a note in potential
Preparatory work has begun on the library, they're demolishing a space next to the building site to provide access and so on.

Meanwhile, the Birmingham Post has some encouraging articles this morning:

Wesleyan to Expand Services as Chief Outlines New Growth Plans

£20m Overhaul for Selfridges

Huge New Office at the Mailbox

...Ready for departure.
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What an odd design. I take it that it's a refurb of the existing building? Space filler I guess.

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Great summary Sefton.
Did I miss it or did you leave out Curzon Street station in the "then we have" section?
.....and in the same vein I thought we had an HS2 thread but can't find it, anyone point me in the right direction?

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Yeah. It seems that they just want to do something on the site. The original scheme was pretty massive. Maybe the will submit applications for various parts of the site as they own a lot more than just this building.
Didn't we just hear something about a 500 bed student halls being planned at Holloway Head?

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This is on the site for the planned retail quarter. Shame it won't be happening. We also lose another tower :(

From Insider News Midlands

Further Park Central plans set for approval
Last updated: 2nd May 2014 at 07:52am
Keyword tags: Birmingham City Council, Crest Nicholson, Lee Bank Estate, Optima Community Association

Plans are set to be approved for further residential development on the former Lee Bank Estate in Birmingham.
An application for 31 properties comprising 24 one- and two-bed apartments and seven three-bed houses has been recommended for approval ahead of a Birmingham City Council planning meeting next week.
The dwellings would be built on Spring Street on one of the two remaining cleared parcels of land within the Park Central regeneration scheme.
The project is being undertaken as part of a joint venture between Crest Nicholson, the council and Optima Community Association.
A report to be considered by councillors said: "This development is considered to accord with the original outline planning consent granted for the redevelopment of the former Lee Bank estate." It added the plans would create a "high-quality environment".
The housing-led regeneration of the former Lee Bank Estate has been ongoing for more than a decade. The area was once declared "Europe's biggest slum". Crest Nicholson has invested about £250m in the transformation.
The meeting to decide whether to approve the latest plans will take place on 8 May 2014.
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