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Barber Institute of Fine Arts - A Birmingham Gem!

The world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.


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Messages of optimism and hope from community

Here we share positive and thoughtful messages from community that inspire and help as we all face up to the challenges as we battle the pandamic and the impact it has on us all.


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The Covid vaccination, Q&A and why we all must have it!

There are a lot of myths and pure lies about the vaccinations. Here, together with links to experts, posts and images you can share, we address the vaccination is so vital for us all!


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Raising community spirits during Covid - photography with community

This feature is all about lifting our spirits during Covid.  Whether you can get out or not enjoy this regularly updated selection of wonderful photography from people with passion.


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Colmore Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Colmore Square is located in the middle of Colmore Circus Queensway between The Wesleyan and One Colmore Square. Between Steelhouse Lane and Colmore Row. The first Metro extension passes it.


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Passions: Photography, People & community, Modern Architecture, Landscape architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.


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Covid-19 in Birmingham - Q&A and updates

Your place for all the information you need on Covid in and across Birmingham.  This feature contains links, a gallery of downlable information and will grow to include regular posts.


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230 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A new residential redevelopment in Digbeth that will provide 237 apartments within a part 5, part 8 storey new build.


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Air Ambulance in Birmingham

The Air Ambulance used to land at the helipad near Birmingham Childrens Hospital, as well as at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.


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31fl Fusion Students, Bristol Road, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

723 purpose-built student accommodation in builds of up to 31 storeys; all situated on a vacant plot of land on Bristol Road, Edgbaston,


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Selly Oak, Elliott Road, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

510 purpose-built student accommodation & townhouses, all adjacent Elliott Road & the Worcester and Birmingham Canal


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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.


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The site of Selly Oak Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

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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Church Street Square - A Birmingham Gem!

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


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Sherlock Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

An exciting 8 building redevelopment of Sherlock Street comprising 551 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, in builds of up to 30 storeys.


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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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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2021 - Collect or Download & Print

This annual initiative involving people with Birmingham passion has become a firm favourite with people who live in Birmingham, work in Birmingham and love to visit the City. Enjoy yours!


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Morville Street Apartments, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Redevelopment of site with a new 14-storey residential scheme comprising 80 one and two-bedroom apartments.


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Radio House, 15 Sutton Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Redevelopment of an industrial site with the construction of a residential-led scheme of 45 apartments - all within a six-storey new build.


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The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square - A Birmingham Gem!

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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The former Sainsbury's site at Selly Oak Triangle

Selly Oak Triangle is where the Bristol Road meets Harborne Lane and Chapel Lane. Sainsbury's used to occupy the site until they moved to the new Shopping Park in 2018.


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