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Daniel Sturley Green open spaces
21 Nov 2021 - Daniel Sturley
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A Stroll Around a Small Part of Sutton Park in the Autumn Splendour

I went to the Boldmere Gate area of Sutton Park, close to Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Centre at Wyndley Lane, for a couple of hours strolling about nearby and grabbing photos in the late autumn sunshine. Sutton Park is huge and I only ventured half a mile into the park's interior. Over 40 photos in this gallery taken 20th November 2021.

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A Stroll Around a Small Part of Sutton Park in the Autumn Splendour





I went to the Boldmere Gate area of Sutton Park, close to Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Centre at Wyndley Lane, for a couple of hours strolling about nearby and grabbing photos in the late autumn sunshine. Sutton Park is huge and I only ventured half a mile into the park's interior. Over 40 photos in this gallery taken 20th November 2021.


Wyndley Pool

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Into the park...

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Construction & regeneration
19 Nov 2021 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Gallery

Great night had by all at Cordia Blackswan's Fundraising party!

Even though their CEO Marcus was unwell and could not be there, Jess, Brigi and the wonderful team of Cordia Blackswan laid on a great party and fundraiser at their new Birmingham HQ.  

The old Lloyds Bank on Great Hampton Street was a fitting location for the 'spooky' theme with everyone getting into the spirit of things, literally!

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Great night had by all at Cordia Blackswan's Fundraising party!





Even though their CEO Marcus was unwell and could not be there, Jess, Brigi and the wonderful team of Cordia Blackswan laid on a great party and fundraiser at their new Birmingham HQ.  

The old Lloyds Bank on Great Hampton Street was a fitting location for the 'spooky' theme with everyone getting into the spirit of things, literally!


See any familiar faces from Birmingham's property and business community?

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Phorography courtesy Daniel Sturley.

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Elliott Brown Squares and public spaces
18 Nov 2021 - Elliott Brown
News & Updates

Christmas Markets and Ice Skate Birmingham are back in 2021

Ice Skate Birmingham is back in Centenary Square and is open from 4th November 2021 to 9th January 2022

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is back in Victoria Square and is open from 4th November to 23 December 2021.

Christmas in Cathedral Square is open in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral from 17th November to 19th December 2021.

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Christmas Markets and Ice Skate Birmingham are back in 2021





Ice Skate Birmingham is back in Centenary Square and is open from 4th November 2021 to 9th January 2022

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is back in Victoria Square and is open from 4th November to 23 December 2021.

Christmas in Cathedral Square is open in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral from 17th November to 19th December 2021.


Ice Skate Birmingham

Ice Skate Birmingham opened in Centenary Square, on the 4th November 2021, and will remain open until 9th January 2022. 

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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market has returned to Victoria Square (and New Street). As well as Bob Wilson's Carousel. It opened on the 4th November 2021, and will close on the 23rd December 2021.

It's a little bit smaller this time around and no Floozie which has been removed for repairs.

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Christmas in Cathedral Square

Taking place in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral (St Philip's Cathedral) from the 17th November to the 19th December 2021 is Christmas in Cathedral Square featuring Christmas market stalls, a pub called Pigeon in the Park and a helter skeler.

Hours before the Christmas Market opened on 17th November 2021, the view below taken from Temple Row.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
15 Nov 2021 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - November 2021

The installation of windows is the main feature of this construction photo gallery, the main structure is almost complete on the main part of the building with the rise to 14 floors continuing adjacent to Centenary Way.

Photos covering 23rd October to 13th November (above).

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - November 2021





The installation of windows is the main feature of this construction photo gallery, the main structure is almost complete on the main part of the building with the rise to 14 floors continuing adjacent to Centenary Way.

Photos covering 23rd October to 13th November (above).


23rd October

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5th November

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6th November

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7th November

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13th November

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 550 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
10 Nov 2021 - Stephen Giles
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NEC Unveils Masterplan Consultation

The NEC Group has launched the ambitious new NEC Masterplan for the future of the NEC Campus.

Over 27 hectares of land is to be developed to create new vibrant residential, offices, leisure and community spaces.

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NEC Unveils Masterplan Consultation





The NEC Group has launched the ambitious new NEC Masterplan for the future of the NEC Campus.

Over 27 hectares of land is to be developed to create new vibrant residential, offices, leisure and community spaces.


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The redevelopment plan will transform over 27 hectares of surface level car parking and surplus land, to create new residential, office, leisure and community spaces.

Overall, the plans are set to create:

  • 5,000 new homes
  • An estimated 3,500 new local jobs
  • 35,000m2 of new commercial space
  • 14,000m2 of new outdoor event space
  • A new hotel
  • New restaurants and cafes
  • New primary school
  • A greener and more sustainable environment on the NEC Campus.

The new 5,000 homes will form a new urban village located in the north of the site, and are set to establish an inclusive, diverse and prosperous community for over 11,000 people.

The village will include a mix of homes and include a range of new services and amenities such as a primary school, mobility hub, and a local centre with shops, cafes and community space.

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As one of the nation’s largest brownfield residential development opportunities, the site will make a major contribution to meeting housing needs. Living and working in harmony with the existing mature woodland and hedgerow landscape, the urban village will promote nature focused and active lifestyles.

The ability to integrate the Bickenhill Plantation with the urban village will bring significant benefits through community access and environmental and ecological enhancements. In addition to the urban village will be a new grand plaza and urban boulevard designed to further enhance the vibrancy and attractiveness of the NEC Campus.

The new grand plaza will redefine the area surrounding the NEC’s Atrium halls, enhancing the NEC visitor and organiser experience with a dynamic outdoor event space, cafes and restaurants plus a new hotel. Based on the space utilised, the development will create an estimated 3,500 jobs.

Connecting the site with Arden Cross and the High Speed 2 Interchange, the urban boulevard will extend an inspirational pedestrian focused public realm from the NEC Piazza to a new bridge link over the M42. The urban boulevard will host a series of commercial buildings with ground floor retail and leisure space.

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Central to the plans for the site will be sustainable development principles promoting positive social, economic and environmental outcomes from future development. Site specific sustainability interventions will support climate change and clean air initiatives.

The village will be further enhanced by the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2), with a new Interchange Station being built at Arden Cross adjacent to the NEC Campus. Future development at the NEC Campus can seize these locational benefits and the growth impact that will arise from HS2 and other planned investment in the area.

The NEC is owned by The Blackstone Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms.

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Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Ian Ward, which owns the land the NEC Campus is situated on, added:

“This is an exciting moment for Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, as this transformational Masterplan is published. Birmingham is attracting record levels of investment, and the NEC Masterplan is testament to that.

“Over the coming years this project will provide much-needed new homes and high-quality jobs for people from our region and I encourage people to make their thoughts known through the public consultation.

“I believe that we are at the beginning of a Golden Decade for Birmingham, with the Commonwealth Games taking place next year, and the arrival of HS2. The NEC Masterplan will connect the site with Arden Cross and the High Speed 2 Interchange, which together will transform this area, creating thousands of jobs and build thousands of homes.”

Lionel Assant, European Head of Private Equity at Blackstone, said:

“This is brilliant news for the West Midlands. We are proud of our partnership with the NEC Group, and today’s announcement shows the positive impact this business has for local job creation and urban regeneration.”

NEC Group CEO, Paul Thandi, said:

“The NEC Campus is home to one of the top exhibition venues and arenas in Europe, and together with existing partners, we have long held ambitions to create a competitive destination to work, rest, live and play. These partners have seen the potential of the site and now will help us drive further investment and prosperity to the region. Now is the time to be bold and ambitious about the future and harness the power of the real estate we have to offer, whilst simultaneously maximising the benefits of having a young, diverse and entrepreneurial population."

The Masterplan - viewed here - will be subject to a six-week period of public consultation running from 10th November 2021 to 24th December 2021. Following this, the plan will be updated in response to comments and feedback. Following publication of the final Masterplan, the process to select a development partner for the first phase of the urban village will commence.

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