Im sorry but the tower was just an indication of what could be in Smithfield, this isnt even a proposal at the moment. Think we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves tbh guys Re: 42 storey at Smithfield^^ Wow. Way to go SMUK. Give us some bad news and then hit us with some great news.
Why did they reduce this one from nineteen floors?
Yeah Daniboy, I'm loving the look of that brickwork and it looks like that last picture is of the southern side - Skinner Lane, with double height retail along the length of it with the street having a pedestrianised feel to it, very nice.
Yes, Kingheathen, just read page 86 of the Design and Access Statement and it looks like there's five small/medium retail units on Hurst Street, a large retail unit on the corner of Hurst Street/Skinner La, a medium unit on Skinner Lane, another large corner unit on Skinner La/Pershore St, and two medium units on Pershore St.I think you're right but I don't think Skinner Lane is the best place for retail. It faces the back of the existing warehouse building and the Village pub.
Retail would be better on Hurst Street and Pershore Street. Off course if they want retail on Skinner Street as well I'd be happy with that. The more retail and commercial the better.
Great to see this neglected area now getting some "investment TLC" Like the scale, matches the Forum a bit higher up Pershore Street.Definitely looks like they've done their homework too - in chapter 4 they analysed the local architecture (with photos of 27 buildings in the area) and divided them into three facade types: primary vertical, primary horizontal, and solid brick with 'punctuated' windows, and then applied these types to different areas of the building, so for Hurst Street they used 'primary vertical' as the 'street is narrower than Pershore Street and has a more pedestrian focused rhythm of smaller units and ground floor interaction'.
Of course they do, its where they get most of the news from. They are a lazy lot.http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/bus...artments-hippodrome-13950622#comments-section
Anyone else get the impression that the Post read these forums?!