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Moseley+School+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Moseley School - A Birmingham Gem!

Moseley School is situated on Wake Green Road, in Moseley, Birmingham. The red brick building built in 1855-56 as the Spring Hill Congregational College. A school since 1923.

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Ort+Gallery+(Balsall+Heath%2c+Birmingham)+-+Creativity+across+our+community
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Ort Gallery (Balsall Heath, Birmingham) - Creativity across our community

Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Art+Rooms+(Kings+Heath%2c+Birmingham)+-+Creativity+across+our+community
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Art Rooms (Kings Heath, Birmingham) - Creativity across our community

Art Rooms is a physical space (indoors and outdoors) and a virtual gallery for use by creatives in hosting events, maker spaces, arts markets and performances.

 

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Dartmouth+Circus+-+site+of+the+Boulton+%26+Watt+Engine+of+1817
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Dartmouth Circus - site of the Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817

Dartmouth Circus is an island at Dartmouth Middleway with the Aston Expressway, A38(M) going under it. The Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817 can be seen here. Linked by subways and footbridge.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Green open spaces
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The+Foundation+of+the+Schools+of+King+Edward+VI+in+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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Sulzer+Redevelopment%2c+193+Camp+Hill%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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Sulzer Redevelopment, 193 Camp Hill, Birmingham - Construction with Community

Redevelopment of the former Sulzer site with 480 new apartments, townhouses, commercial & a 167-bed hotel - in builds ranging from 3-26 storeys.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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Introducing+Bartley+Reservoir+in+Birmingham
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Introducing Bartley Reservoir in Birmingham

Bartley Reservoir, a reservoir for drinking water is located close to the City and is a bird watchers delight. It is also home to Bartley Sailing Club. 

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Passions: Environment & green action, Rivers, lakes & canals
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Introducing Frankley Reservoir in Birmingham

Frankley Reservoir is next to the larger Bartley Reservoir, both providing drinking water for the City.  As with Bartley it is lovely spot to take in a bit of bird watching.

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110+Edmund+Street+(Former+Scottish+Mutual+Assurance+Society+building)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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110 Edmund Street (Former Scottish Mutual Assurance Society building) - A Birmingham Gem!

This Grade II listed building now offices dates back to 1895. Built in red brick in the Flemish revival style, it is located on the corner of Newhall Street and Edmund Street.  

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Victoria+Square+House+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Victoria Square House - A Birmingham Gem!

Victoria Square House, formerly a General Post Office and now an office building, was designed by Henry Tanner and built between 1889 and 1891.  Iron:Man was outside 1993 - 2017.

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Hockley+Mills%2c+Pitsford+Street%2c+Jewellery+Quarter+-+Construction+with+Community
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Hockley Mills, Pitsford Street, Jewellery Quarter - Construction with Community

Hockley Mills is a £100m mixed-use redevelopment comprising 395 homes, commercial, and a new entrance for Jewellery Quarter Train Station - exciting stuff!

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The+Original+Birmingham+Assay+Office+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Original Birmingham Assay Office - A Birmingham Gem!

The original Birmingham Assay Office is on Newhall Street, on the corner with Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It was built in 1878, and designed by Andrew Phipson. Moved out 2015.

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X+Brindleyplace%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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X Brindleyplace, Birmingham - Construction with Community

X Brindleyplace combines 8 & 10 Brindleyplace into one new super office building - delivering over 210K of prime office space.

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The+River+Rea+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The River Rea - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Rea is a small river with big significance as it was the river on which Birmingham is believed to have been founded by the Beorma tribe in the 7th century.

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The+River+Tame+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The River Tame - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Tame is the main river of the West Midlands and up until the 19th century it was considered an urban river, a productive fishery and popular with anglers. 

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The+Lewis+Building+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Lewis Building - A Birmingham Gem!

Lewis's, opened in Corporation Street in 1885. The store was the forerunner of the modern department store. As an office development, it retains the grandeur of the original building.

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Digbeth+Police+Station+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Digbeth Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Digbeth Police Station is situated at 115 Digbeth, on the corner of Allison Street. It was built in 1911. It is a Grade A listed building according to Birmingham City Council.

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University+of+Birmingham+Guild+of+Students+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.

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19+Newhall+Street+(former+Bell+Edison+Telephone+building)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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19 Newhall Street (former Bell Edison Telephone building) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.

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Birmingham+Children%27s+Hospital+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.

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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Care for the vulnerable, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Hall+of+Memory+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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Akamba+Heritage+Centre+-+A+Solihull+Gem!
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Akamba Heritage Centre - A Solihull Gem!

The Akamba Heritage Centre is situated on Tythe Barn Lane in Dickens Heath, Solihull. Featuring metal animal sculptures from the jungle. It is also a garden centre.

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Perrott%27s+Folly+and+Edgbaston+Waterworks+Tower+-+A+pair+of+Birmingham+Gems!
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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower - A pair of Birmingham Gems!

Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower are two prominent landmarks on the Ladywood/Edgbaston border of Birmingham.  Both are steeped in history.

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Birmingham+Oratory+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Oratory - A Birmingham Gem!

Newman's Oratory is a quite amazing Grade II* listed building. The church with its ornate ceiling and marble pillars is simply stunning. Newman was created a saint by Pope Francis I.

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Affinity+Living+(St.+Lukes)%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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Affinity Living (St. Lukes), Birmingham - Construction with Community

Affinity Living Birmingham is the second phase of St. Lukes, Bristol Street - 278 rented apartments in builds ranging from 5-15 storeys.

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