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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!

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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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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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Environment & green action
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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!

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), 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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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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University of Birmingham Sports & Fitness Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

University of Birmingham's state-of-the-art sports club, with a big focus on community, is a gateway to the University and sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.


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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure, People & community, Modern Architecture
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University House, University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

University House has been home to the University of Birmingham's Business School since 2004.  


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University of Birmingham - St. Francis Hall

St. Francis Hall is home to the University's multi-faith chaplaincy and is open to all staff and students, whether religious or not. It is located next to the Guild of Students.


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University Square and 'The Green Heart' at the University of Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

University Square at the University of Birmingham is a beautiful public space for staff, students and the local community to enjoy. It encompasses the Green Heart project.


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Main Library at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Main Library of the University of Birmingham is one of the largest academic libraries in the country. It was completed in the summer of 2016.


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University Station at the University of Birmingham

University Station opened in 1978 and continues to serve the University of Birmingham and QEHB. With passenger numbers set to rise, University Station is set for an exciting redevelopment.


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Passions: Transport, Modern Architecture
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Weoley Castle - A Birmingham Gem!

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The ruins dates back to 1264.


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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.


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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.


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Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island) at Holloway Circus - A wonderful open space!

Located at Holloway Circus is Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island). Originally built in 1966, it was refurbished in 1998 with a Chinese Pagoda, Chinese stone dogs and other Chinese style objects.


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Aston University Green - A Wonderful open space!

Nestled in the middle of the Aston University campus is a wonderful green space. It was re-landscaped following the demolition of Stafford Tower in 2014 and completing Aston Student Village.


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Five Ways Island - A wonderful open space!

At the busy Five Ways Island is a small public space with wonderful flower beds. Subways called walkways links the pavements to all surrounding roads.


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Grand Central Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Grand Central Square is located outside the entrance to Grand Central and New Street. It opened in September 2015. The void was filled between 2010-15.


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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is situated on Vyse Street in Birmingham. Built around the preserved Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory.


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The River Cole - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Cole is a 25 miles long river in the Midlands and much of it flows through Birmingham.  Here, with community and with posts, a gallery and maps we feature this lovely river.


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Coffin Works - A Birmingham Gem!

The Coffin Works is located on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter and was run by the Newman Brothers from 1894 until it closed in 1998. It re-opened as a museum in 2014.


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Midlands Arts Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010.


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The Pen Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

The Pen Museum is in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum opened in 2001.


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Aston Webb Building and Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Unversity's Great Hall is located in the domed Aston Webb Building. This is the main building, built in Accrington red-brick, that forms the University's Chancellor's Court.


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