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16 Jun 2019 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Construction of 2one2 Broad Street - June 2019

We await with anticipation for the emergence of the core for 2One2 Broad Street, lots of activity behind the hordings though.

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Birmingham developments overview map

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The Construction of 2one2 Broad Street - June 2019





We await with anticipation for the emergence of the core for 2One2 Broad Street, lots of activity behind the hordings though.

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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15 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown
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Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail features in Victoria Square 2010 - 2019

A look at the Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail features in Victoria Square over the years outside of the Council House. From 2010 to 2019. There used to be a Floral Trail in the City Centre every year. Now just the odd piece. Including the Council's Gold winning Chelsea Flower Show displays. 

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Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail features in Victoria Square 2010 - 2019





A look at the Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail features in Victoria Square over the years outside of the Council House. From 2010 to 2019. There used to be a Floral Trail in the City Centre every year. Now just the odd piece. Including the Council's Gold winning Chelsea Flower Show displays. 


2010

In 2010 was a Spitfire in front of the Birmingham Council House. It had been on display at the Chelsea Flower Show. 

2011

In 2011 a Chinook RAF twin bladed helicopter was in front of the Council House. It was from the Council's 2010 Chelsea Flower Show Gold winning display the Road to Recovery. 

2012

Usain Bolt Wicker sculpture from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Jamaica trained that summer at the University of Birmingham. While the USA was at the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr. 

2013

Another Spitfire in 2013,  part of Enlightenment. The rest was in Centenary Square before the Library of Birmingham opened. Was there since Armed Forces Day 2013.

2014

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 was marked by this display with Trenches and biplanes. It was at the Chelsea Flower Show that year. 

2015

While The Big Hoot 2015 was on with painted owl sculptures. Kind of marked the end of the annual floral trail. But they were still putting out displays in the city centre. Again Biplanes and Trenches like the year before. Marking the 2nd year of the First World War 100 years later. 

2016

Just a flower basket in Victoria Square outside the Council House during 2016. I don't think I saw anything else here that year. Was a trail of painted benches around in 2016 for The Big Read 2016.

2017

Didn't see a Floral feature outside the Council House in 2017. But in May 2017 was this bunch of flowers for the Manchester terror attacks. That was the year of The Big Sleuth 2017 of painted bear sculptures. 

2018

Was the Empire Windrush in 2018 outside of the Council House in Victoria Square. As usual it won Gold for Birmingham City Council at the Chelsea Flower Show. The train is recycled from previous years Floral Trails. Such as in Centenary Square outside the Library of Birmingham. Another year it was outside of Birmingham Snow Hill Station (2 years in a row I think). 

2019

Not far from the view of the Knife Angel is Floellas Future. It won Gold for the City Council at the Chelsea Flower Show. Supported by Baroness Floella Benjamin. There is a turtle sculpture on here and palm trees. 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Construction & regeneration
14 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Wow! Proposals released for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries look great for Birmingham's growing image as "a City for All"

Just what this part of Birmingham needs! Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 

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Wow! Proposals released for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries look great for Birmingham's growing image as "a City for All"





Just what this part of Birmingham needs! Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 


Just what this part of Birmingham needs!  

Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 

All images of photography taken at the Consultation Hub are credited to Glen Howells Architects and Hammerson.

Plans for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries in Birmingham city centre have been released and they show that the exciting times for Birmingham are set to continue.

The Martineau Galleries site plan currently includes The Square Shopping Centre, King’s Parade and Dale End (High Street).

This development will completely transform the Dale End area into a new neighbourhood, creating a vibrant mixed-use destination and a new gateway to the city from the planned Curzon Street station.

Hammerson, which owns and manages Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central, have put forward the proposals and the architects behind the masterplan are Glen Howells Architects.

The plans for the 7.5 acre site include up to 1,300 homes, up to 1.4m sq ft of workspace for a range of businesses, a new city centre hotel, new shops, restaurants and cafes, a signature gateway to Birmingham from the proposed Curzon Street terminal, and high-quality public realm, including a new public square and boulevard.

Dav Bansal, director at Glen Howells Architects says:

“As masterplanners, we believe that the plans will unlock and reconnect this important part of the city, expanding its central business district, while also framing some of the local landmarks including the Rotunda. With new animated public spaces and streets, the masterplan builds on the city’s vision to become an exciting new destination for commercial headquarters, central city living and a thriving urban environment for visitors.”

Robin Dobson, Development Director at Hammerson, says:

“We are pleased to share the plans for our first major City Quarters scheme for this strategically important site in the heart of the city. Martineau Galleries will be a new, vibrant neighbourhood in the centre of Birmingham, where we are already a long-term developer, owner and manager of assets, including the Bullring Estate. Hammerson has a strong track record of creating great destinations, not just in Birmingham but across Europe, and we look forward to finalising our masterplan, ahead of submission later this year.”

The public consultation will be run online and at the dedicated Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub, at The Square Shopping Centre, 100 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6SX. The plans and display will be open to the public till Saturday 15th June.

Please follow progress on this planned development here.

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Photography
14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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A collection of my photography taken at Edgbaston Reservoir

A collection of my photogtaphy taken at Edgbaston Reservoir over the last 12 months.

 

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A collection of my photography taken at Edgbaston Reservoir





A collection of my photogtaphy taken at Edgbaston Reservoir over the last 12 months.

 


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14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
News & Updates

New Podcast out now - Episode 1

Episode 1 of my new podcast that I've launch, please go and check it out :)

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