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27 Jul 2022 - Your Place Your Space - Support
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Birmingham - Place-shaping, place-making and promotion of place

This post will explain how this unique collaboration and partnership with community allows people to share and follow their passion for their place and feel part of Birmingham's future

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Birmingham - Place-shaping, place-making and promotion of place





This post will explain how this unique collaboration and partnership with community allows people to share and follow their passion for their place and feel part of Birmingham's future


Place-shaping, place-making, promotion of place and the continued growth of a digitally engaged community as a legacy of the Commonwealth Games.

Our story

At the time the announcement was made that Birmingham would be hosting the Commonwealth Games, we were convinced about the value of engaging community in a huge collaboration for place-shaping, place-making and the promotion of place. See our video below created back in 2020.

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Select HERE for video.

Interest in collaborating was huge

Interest from community in getting involved in the largest digital collaboration (we believe) of any city was huge and soon we had people sending us content of the places and the Birmingham Passions they were keen to promote.

This content is now contained in 100s of features and displayed on multiple maps.

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Select HERE for Birmingham Gems video.

Promotion of place

Using this map, residents and visitors can explore the City and its Gems.

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Select HERE for Birmingham Gems map.

Making and Shaping of place

Using this map, residents can engage in the development and future of their place.

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Select HERE for Birmingham development map.

Productive place-shaping and creative conversations

This in turn has led to place-making creative conversations exploring the link between creativity, place and community.

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Select HERE for one of our Creative Conversations videos.

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Select HERE for another of our Creative Conversations videos.

More Gems featured by community

It has led to more and more Birmingham Gems being featured with creatives generating considerable interest across Community.

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Select HERE for another of our videos focussed on creativity.

More maps and more trails

The growth in the number of community contributors has led to many maps and trails being created for well-being and a promotion of specific passions.

Here’s one covering Parks and Open Spaces.

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Select HERE for Parks and Open Spaces video.

Over 1.2 million views already

The digital platform we launched last year has now received almost 1,200,000 views, increasing by 15,000 every week.

Plans over the next two weeks during the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games, we knew would provide the added incentive for people to engage with their place. We have created a digitial space where they can do just this.

We also knew that this would lead to significant social and economic impact and this would reflect the digital reach that could be achieved by all the programmes the CG2022 team and BCC are supporting and funding.

The following shows the flexibility and adaptability of our maps so that Birmingham Gems and Birmingham Passions can be showcased alongside Commonwealth Games community-related events.

Here’s a map showing the baton relay stops and other events.

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Here we have added the passion of public art in and around the city.

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We can add rivers, canals and open spaces.

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We can add History as a passion.

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We can add modern architecture and classic architecture.

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This is the view if we include all passions and places of interest across the city.

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Resulting in .....

... a massive digital legacy for the city and its neighbourhoods following the Commonwealth Games with more people more aware of what the city offers.

..... a digital space populated by community for community.

..... place-making, place-shaping and promotion of place in practice.

Plans for the remainder of 2022

Engaged and connected digital neighbourhoods.

The plan post Commonwealth Games is to roll out digital spaces into the city’s neighbourhoods with the support of people passionate about their city. This could well provide a digital vehicle for volunteers and those people active in supporting the Games.

It will also open up digital skills exchanges whereby young people act as digital ambassadors in their community.

Such a venture will build on the awareness and inspiration created by the Be Bold Be Birmingham campaign.

Together with the help of community, work to show how a digital neighbourhood would look and function has already started and several of Bimingham’s councillors have expressed an interest in finding out how their neighbourhood could be involved.

Let’s connect

We appreciate that time is critical to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Games.

Let’s meet and discuss all the applications of a unique digital space.

Jonathan.Bostock@yourplaceyourspace.com

 

 

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Elliott Brown Transport
25 Jul 2022 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Riding the West Midlands Metro in Zone 1 between Edgbaston Village and Jewellery Quarter

The Westside Metro extension between Centenary Square and Hagley Road opened on the 17th July 2022. Then there was the heatwave. Elliott got a chance to ride it on the 23rd July 2022, on an off peak day ticket in the My Metro app, for Zone 1 only. Starting from Edgbaston Village, passing Five Ways and Brindleyplace. And on towards St Paul's and Jewellery Quarter.

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Riding the West Midlands Metro in Zone 1 between Edgbaston Village and Jewellery Quarter





The Westside Metro extension between Centenary Square and Hagley Road opened on the 17th July 2022. Then there was the heatwave. Elliott got a chance to ride it on the 23rd July 2022, on an off peak day ticket in the My Metro app, for Zone 1 only. Starting from Edgbaston Village, passing Five Ways and Brindleyplace. And on towards St Paul's and Jewellery Quarter.


A trip from Edgbaston to Jewellery Quarter via the City Centre, on the 23rd July 2022, to see King Kong return, then pop to The Golden Square, and get a tram back to the Colmore Business District for another visit to the 18th floor balcony at 103 Colmore Row. And one final tram journey from Victoria Square to Brindleyplace.

On the 20th July, I'd travelled to Broad Street to get photos of my first trams in service, but left riding the tram until the Saturday.

 

Edgbaston Village Tram Stop

I got the no 1 bus from Acocks Green via Moseley, which was diverted twice, including the scheduled diversion (due to Church Road being closed as The Vale is a Birmingham 2022 athletes village). Eventually got off the bus at Calthorpe Road and walked round to Harborne Road, then up the new Edgbaston Village Walk to the newly opened tram stop on the Hagley Road. It wasn't too long to wait for the tram to arrive.

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Zone 1 is from Edgbaston Village to Jewellery Quarter. There is three other zones from Jewellery Quarter to Wolverhampton St George's.

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West Midlands Metro tram 21 arrives, heading past Morrisons, and headed to the platform I was waiting at.

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The tram was pretty empty from the first stop, another photographer got on board, but he got off at Five Ways (the next stop).

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Five Ways Tram Stop

After heading through the Five Ways underpass between Hagley Road and Broad Street, the next stop would be Five Ways Tram Stop.

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The Superfreak street art was seen from tram 21, on the wall of Atlas Intercity, and near Islington House (was formerly Zara's).

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A few days before on the 20th July 2022, I caught a no 24 bus and saw tram 22 on a test run towards Edgbaston Village, it was heading down the Five Ways underpass from Broad Street.

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Before that, I'd got my first photos of a tram arriving at Five Ways Tram Stop, that would be West Midlands Metro tram 42. They need to manually change the display, as this one still said Edgbaston Village, but was heading to Wolverhampton St George's.

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Even More Brum! Seen on Five Ways Tram Stop before I took my first tram photos on Broad Street.

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On the 15th July 2022 they were applying the vinyls a couple of days before the line opened. Got this nice shot of Five Ways Tram Stop with the Five Ways Entertainment Complex.

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Brindleyplace Tram Stop

Back to the journey on the 23rd July 2022, the next stop on Broad Street was Brindleyplace Tram Stop. Right outside of a restaurant called Qavali. Another tram went past.

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In front of the driver, was a National Express West Midlands bus, no 6104 (not sure of the route number). Heading for Edgbaston Village Tram Stop was West Midlands Metro tram 40.

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Later that day, I'd caught my third tram, this time from Town Hall Tram Stop at Victoria Square, and got off at Brindleyplace Tram Stop. Was on tram 21 again, as tram 42 was heading for Wolverhampton St George's. Note that both trams said Edgbaston Village. Those tram drivers need to manually change the  digital destination display!

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On the 20th July 2022, I headed up to the Secret Garden on  Level 7 at the Library of Birmingham to see if I could catch a tram on Broad Street. I managed to capture West Midlands Metro tram 43 heading for Edgbaston Village Tram Stop.

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By the time I left the library, I walked up Broad Street and saw tram 43 departing from Brindleyplace Tram Stop. There is still people riding e-Scooter's on Broad Street, near the trams and buses.

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Library Tram Stop

Back to the journey on the 23rd July, the tram arrived at Library Tram Stop for Centenary Square. This was when it started to get a bit busier.

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The tram went past the statue of Boulton, Watt & Murdoch, as well as the Birmingham 2022 Megastore.

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I also saw from the tram window, the Library of Birmingham and the Commonwealth Games flag pins.

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No 24 bus journey on the 20th July, as West Midlands Metro tram 39 (University of Birmingham livery near The Exchange) dpearted for Edgbaston Village (not Wolverhampton).

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Town Hall Tram Stop

On the 23rd July, my second tram trip was from Jewellery Quarter, got off at Bull Street (standing room only). Then walked up Colmore Row, to use my Key to the City for a third time at 103 Colmore Row. A 20 minute wait, before getting taken up the lift to the 18th floor balcony again. Took the opportunity to get the trams passing through Victoria Square, including tram 39 (University of Birmingham adverts) having just departed Town Hall Tram Stop.

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Not long after West Midlands Metro tram 42 (Nourished adverts) went past Victoria Square House towards Town Hall Tram Stop.

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After leaving Town Hall Tram Stop on Paradise Street, it passed Perry the Bull on it's way to Library in Centenary Square (crossing over Paradise Circus).

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Earlier, on my first tram towards St Paul's, the tram passed Victoria Square with this view to the Birmingham 2022 Fan Zone and 103 Colmore Row.

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After leaving 103 Colmore Row, I went to Town Hall Tram Stop for my third and final tram trip of the day (towards Broad Street, Brindleyplace Tram Stop).

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The Paradise Street side of the Town Hall now has Birmingham 2022 banners, as workmen got the building ready for the opening of the games.

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Tram 21 arrived, the tram I'd caught earlier that day. 103 Colmore Row, Foreign Exchange (Queen Victoria), Iron: Man and a tram. Finally!

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St Paul's Tram Stop

I ended my first tram journey on Zone 1 at St Paul's Tram Stop. I'd caught West Midlands Metro tram 21 at Edgbaston Village. It was closer here to get off and then see King Kong on Great Hampton Row. Also the tram was started to get a bit fuller than earlier stops.

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The new King Kong was a short walk away from St Paul's Tram Stop, from Constitution Hill and Great Hampton Street, to Great Hampton Row in 'King Kong Park'.

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Jewellery Quarter Tram Stop

After a quick look at King Kong, a walk towards The Golden Square, and checking out the Jewellery Quarter Festival, before a coffee stop at Costa Coffee on Frederick Street. Then a walk up Vyse Street to catch my second tram back into the City Core. Into Jewellery Quarter Station, then across to the tram stop platforms.

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On the railway side, I saw West Midlands Railway 172004 (and an unidentified Class 172 at the back) heading in the direction of Birmingham Snow Hill Station.

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My tram had arrived, West Midlands Metro tram 39. It was a bit full, so standing room only, and I got it to Bull Street. Later saw it from the 18th floor balcony at 103 Colmore Row (see further up this post for those photos).

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
20 Jul 2022 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Pressworks, Digbeth Reimagined

Pressworks, a proposed residential reinvention of a site in Digbeth, has been comprehensively refined to take into account the emerging schemes coming forward in the area.

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Pressworks, Digbeth Reimagined





Pressworks, a proposed residential reinvention of a site in Digbeth, has been comprehensively refined to take into account the emerging schemes coming forward in the area.


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Prosperity Developments are bringing forward plans to rejuvenate this area of the city.

Spread across two parcels of land, the development has been designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects.

Having bounced onto the scene back in 2021, the proposal went back to the drawing board and has now been refined in recent weeks to consider the other emerging schemes in the area - namely Birmingham Smithfield, and Warner Fields.

THESE ARE THE CHANGES PROPOSED (GREEN):

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Plot 1: Significant improvements have been made to Bradford Street.

The new design now features a classic perimeter block of buildings ranging from 7 right up to 11-storeys at prominent corners. The perimeter extends to Bradford Street, across Rea Street, Cheapside, and back towards Bradford Street.

The designs have also been significantly improved to take more cues from neighbouring heritage assets.

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The old proposal v the new one:

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Plot 2: This is where we will see an increase in height, which will be dissected by a newly created green linear link and a green space that looks out towards Smithfield.

Previous plans for Pressworks saw a 21-storey to Bradford Street - which, of course, has now been refined. The height has now been transferred to Moseley Street - and will reach 23-storeys.

Why? Other emerging schemes in the area, namely Warner Fields, will incorporate a landmark 30-storey directly adjacent Pressworks. For that reason, the 23-storey has been positioned to sit subservient to the 30-storey, but to also sit in line with the planned 'scraper at Smithfield.

Therefore, an emerging cluster is earmarked for the ever-changing area, all of which will face onto a new public green link and sit in front of Smithfield. Good forward thinking!

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Like the CGIs? Let us know in the comments.

Pressworks Birmingham, images from Glancy Nicholls Architects.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
16 Jul 2022 - Stephen Giles
Inspiration

'Sky High' Birmingham - One Centenary Way Tour - 5th July 2022

The Itsyourbuild team was granted access to One Centenary Way on Tuesday morning, right at the heart of Paradise Birmingham - with Daniel, Stephen & Jack taking full advantage of the stunning views on offer.

Follow the link for a wonderful gallery of shots. Enjoy!

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'Sky High' Birmingham - One Centenary Way Tour - 5th July 2022





The Itsyourbuild team was granted access to One Centenary Way on Tuesday morning, right at the heart of Paradise Birmingham - with Daniel, Stephen & Jack taking full advantage of the stunning views on offer.

Follow the link for a wonderful gallery of shots. Enjoy!


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Early morning arrival.

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Waiting outside.

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In we go!

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South Central tower, well under construction on Bristol Street, Essex Street.

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The historic Rotunda.

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Cranes Reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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One Centenary Square (HSBC UK), the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Mercian, and the core of Cortland Broad Street.

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The Library of Birmingham.

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Looking Over Centenary Square.

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'Cheese'.

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On the Top Floor.

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The Dome of the Council House.

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Exchange Square, Phase 2, is flying up!

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Orion House and Beetham Tower

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And down we go! 

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Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Photography by Stephen Giles

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Photography by Mat Burling

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Photography by Jack Babington

 

There are now nearly 800 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here:

Full Construction Feature Project and Photo Gallery

 

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Birmingham 2022 seating stands at the University of Birmingham Sports Pitches

Seating stands are going up around the hockey pitches at the University of Birmingham near the Aston Webb Boulevard. For the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The view will be spectacular, with Old Joe and the Chancellors Court as a background, when shown on BBC Sport during July and August 2022. The Sports Pitches are close to Ring Road North. Photos taken on the 21st June 2022.

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Birmingham 2022 seating stands at the University of Birmingham Sports Pitches





Seating stands are going up around the hockey pitches at the University of Birmingham near the Aston Webb Boulevard. For the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The view will be spectacular, with Old Joe and the Chancellors Court as a background, when shown on BBC Sport during July and August 2022. The Sports Pitches are close to Ring Road North. Photos taken on the 21st June 2022.


The University of Birmingham is a host venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Here on the Sports Pitches will be Hockey and Squash. Temporary seating stands are being erected, here we can see the hockey pitch near Aston Webb Boulevard (Selly Oak Bypass).

 

Photos taken on the 21st June 2022.

Starting from Aston Webb Boulevard towards the Southgate on the Bristol Road at the University of Birmingham. There will be specatular views of Old Joe and the Chancellors Court from the hockey pitch. When shown on the BBC.

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These views can be seen from Ring Road North, from the level above near the stone wall perimeter. The specator stand is only on one side here.

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I did not find the squash courts, but it was probably inside of the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness Centre. I only popped into the Costa Coffee here and saw the swimming pools.

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