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The site of Selly Oak Hospital

Selly Oak Hospital was sited between Oak Tree Lane and Raddlebarn Road from 1897 to 2011 on the site of the Kings Norton Workhouse (dating to the 1870s). Some of these buildings survive.


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Kingfisher Country Park, Birmingham & Solihull - A wonderful open space!

The Kingfisher Country Park is located in East Birmingham and part of Solihull.


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Sapphire Court, 215 Bradford Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A new residential redevelopment comprising 166 one and two-bedroom apartments within Digbeth.


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Introducing Church Street Square (Colmore Business District), Birmingham

Church Street Square opened in 2012 in the Colmore BID between Edmund St and Cornwall St.


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Equipoint Phases 1 & 2, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Conversion & extension of Equipoint into 247 apartments - a uniquely curved former office build in Yardley. Phase 2 provides 105 more homes on the car park site adjacent.


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River and Youth: The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square

Located at the heart of Victoria Square is the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Official name is River and Youth. Statues by Dhruva Mistry. Built between 1992 and 1994.


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Westley Vale Millennium Green, Acocks Green - A Wonderful open space!

The Westley Vale Millennium Green is located in Acocks Green, Birmingham, not far from Acocks Green Station and the Grand Union Canal. A green space for the local community.


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Harborne Walkway a former railway line in Birmingham

The Harborne Walkway is now a walking and cycling path from Harborne towards Summerfield Park in Birmingham. But was formerly the Harborne Railway line (which closed in 1963).


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Selly Oak Triangle: turn this land into a public square or park?

Please can Birmingham City Council reject plans for an eyesore student development and instead turn Selly Oak Triangle into a square or park.


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Cadbury family and Birmingham

The Cadbury family has a fascinating history that dates back to 1824 when John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Bull Street, Birmingham. This feature is all about Cadbury. 


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Birmingham's community supports its healthcare and NHS

Birmingham is rightly proud of its healthcare and does all it can to support the work of the NHS.  Take our feature produced with the help of University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.


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Birmingham - A sustainable city

Birmingham is a city committed to providing a clean environment and protecting its natural environment through partnerships with business and community. Let us show you how. 


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Birmingham, Community and Sport

Birmingham is a city inspired by sport. It is not suprising to see this enthusiasm growing at grass roots with the great support given by business and community. Let us show you how.


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Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham

We had Car2Go Smartcar's all around Birmingham during 2013 to 2014 (it didn't last long). And we now have Voi e-scooters in the City Centre. How long will this trial last?


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Birmingham - A city of great creativity!

Whatever your passion or your interests, Birmingham has so much to offer as a City of creativity.  Let us introduce you to this great european City with posts, maps and photography.


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Projekt 55, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Conversion of 55 Holloway Head into homes, with upward extensions & new-build construction of townhouses - all providing 131 apartments.


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Introducing Dayus Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham, UK

Dayus Square is located in the Jewellery Quarter. Originally called Albion Square. It was redeveloped in 2012 and named after local author Kathleen Dayus (1903 - 2003).


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The Colmore Business District, Birmingham

The Colmore Business District is located around Colmore Row and the various side streets. Historic Victorian era buildings. Also called the Colmore BID.


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Historic demolished buildings in Birmingham

HS2 have demolished the Eagle & Tun, and a few years ago the Fox & Grapes. Other old buildings in the area have been reduced to rubble, such as Island House. Gone, but not forgotten!


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Introducing Birmingham Hippodrome - Creativity with Community

The Hippodrome is one of the city's main entertainment venues.  During a challenging time for all venues, we look back and we look at what the future holds for The Hippodrome.


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The Octagon, Paradise, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A new unique 49-storey (155m) Octagon residential tower for Paradise Birmingham - delivering the tallest octagonal building in the world.


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Conventions at The NEC Birmingham

While any kind of event is unlikely now at The NEC, they used to happen before the pandemic. Such as Destination Star Trek and MCM Birmingham Comic Con.


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The Hippodrome, Remodelling, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A major overhaul of the famous theatre will see a new frontage, upgraded foyer and new public spaces.


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Irish Tower, High Street Deritend, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A new 48-storey skyscraper at the heart of an ever-changing Digbeth.


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Acocks Green Recreation Ground, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Acocks Green Recreation Ground is located near Fox Hollies Road and Westley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham.


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