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Kent+Street+Apartments%2c+Kent+Street%2c+Gooch+Street+North%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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Kent Street Apartments, Kent Street, Gooch Street North, Birmingham - Construction with Community

Kent Street Apartments is a 133-bed scheme that will see a new 8-12 storey, a commercial unit, courtyard garden & two private rooftop terraces - all within the evolving Southside.

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The+Brandwood+Tunnel+-+a+Historic+Gem!
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The Brandwood Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath & Kings Norton). It opened in 1802 and is over 300 metres long.

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Holliday+Street+Aqueduct+-+a+Canal+Network+Gem!
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Holliday Street Aqueduct - a Canal Network Gem!

The Holliday Street Aqueduct is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and built in 1870. It is now close to The Mailbox, Arena Central and Gas Street Basin. Grade II listed.

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Summerfield Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Summerfield Police Station was a former police station on the Dudley Road in Summerfield, Birmingham, near Summerfield Park. They moved to Icknield Port Road.

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The+Bank%2c+22a+Great+Hampton+Street+(Formerly+Lloyds+Bank)%2c+Birmingham+-+Placemaking+with+community
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The Bank, 22a Great Hampton Street (Formerly Lloyds Bank), Birmingham - Placemaking with community

The former Lloyds Bank building at 22a Great Hampton Street is being renovated by Cordia Blackswan, specilaists in the restoration of historic buildings.

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St+Paul%27s+Church%2c+Jewellery+Quarter+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.

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St Martin in the Bullring - A Birmingham Gem!

The church, known as St Martin in the Bullring, is a Grade II* listed building in what is now called St Martin’s Square. A Victorian church with 13th century origins.

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Southside+Residences%2c+16+Kent+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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Southside Residences, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Kent Street Residences is a boutique development of 116 apartments and 2 vibrant ground floor commercial units, all within a 9-12 storey new build.

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Weekin+Works%2c+Harborne+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Weekin Works, Harborne - A Birmingham Gem!

The Weekin Works is on Park Hill Road next to the Harborne Walkway in Harborne. Formerly the site of the Chad Vally toy car factory, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Pressworks%2c+Bradford%2c+Moseley%2c+Barford+%26+Rea+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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Pressworks, Bradford, Moseley, Barford & Rea Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Pressworks will regenerate a dilapidated site to create 650 new homes, green links, vibrant commercial usages, courtyards & roof terraces - in builds of 8-21 storeys.

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Chamberlain+Gardens%2c+Ladywood+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Chamberlain Gardens, Ladywood - A wonderful open space!

Chamberlain Gardens is situated in Ladywood, Birmingham, near Monument Road and Ladywood Road. New railings and gates were installed in 2020. Laid out in the 1960s near housing estates.

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Passions: Sport & leisure, Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Roundhouse+Birmingham+-+A+City+Gem!
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Roundhouse Birmingham - A City Gem!

The Roundhouse was built for the London and North Western Railway as a mineral and coal wharf in 1874, on the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline near Sheepcote Street.

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Birmingham+Progressive+Synagogue+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

A Liberal Jewish synagogue now on Bishopsgate Street in Westside, Birmingham, at Roseland Way. Formerly on Sheepcote Street where The Bank is now until 2006.

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Passions: History & heritage, Modern Architecture, Faith
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The Alexandra Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Alexandra is a theatre on Suffolk Street Queensway in Birmingham. Originally built in 1900-01. Original entrance on John Bright Street. Extended to Suffolk St in the 1960s.

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Kings+Norton+Village+Green+-+A+Wonderful+Open+Space!
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Kings Norton Village Green - A Wonderful Open Space!

Kings Norton Village Green is on The Green, Kings Norton. Near Saint Nicolas Place and St Nicolas' Church. The Bulls Head is the main pub here. The Green is sometimes used for markets.

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East+%26+Green%2c+Bradford+Street%2c+Digbeth%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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East & Green, Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

East & Green is a part 4, part 8 storey residential regeneration scheme comprising 130 new homes, landscaped courtyards & a roof terraces overlooking the city.

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Rowheath+Pavillion%2c+Bournville+-+A+thriving+heart+of+community
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Rowheath Pavillion, Bournville - A thriving heart of community

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Lifford+Reservoir%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Lifford Reservoir, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Lifford Reservoir is situated on Tunnel Lane near Lifford Hall in Lifford near Kings Norton, Birmingham. Built in 1815 near the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. Fishing is permitted here.

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Merecroft+Pool%2c+Kings+Norton+Nature+Reserve+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Merecroft Pool, Kings Norton Nature Reserve - A wonderful open space!

Coming soon!

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Large+follies+to+small+garden+shell+grottos+-+Birmingham%27s+hidden+gems!
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Large follies to small garden shell grottos - Birmingham's hidden gems!

Cities can often throw up some magical historical gems and Birmingham is a great example. Here we look at follies and shell grottos that have survived the city's amazing growth.

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260+Bradford+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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260 Bradford Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

130 new homes in three new distinctive new builds; complete with two vibrant ground level commercial spaces, amenities, and a new public realm thoroughfare.

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16fl+The+Five%2c+Ladywood+Middleway%2c+Leyburn+Road%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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16fl The Five, Ladywood Middleway, Leyburn Road, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Breathing new life into a neglected site, 'The Five' will feature 130 new apartments over storeys, as well as providing rooftop amenity gardens.

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Stratford+House%2c+Highgate+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Stratford House, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

Stratford House is a Grade II* listed building on Stratford Place, between Moseley Road and New Moseley Road, and near Highgate Middleway. Built in 1601 for Ambrose and Bridget Rotton.

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Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.

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Cobb's Engine House and Chimney - an Historical Gem!

Cobb's Engine House and Chimney in the Black Country is also known as the Windmill End Pumping Station and dates back to 1831. 

 

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