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The+Rest+House%2c+Bournville+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Rest House, Bournville - A Birmingham Gem!

At the centre of Bournville Village Green is The Rest House. Completed in 1914 to commmemorate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury. Now the Carillon Visitor Centre.

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Passions: History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture
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Bournville Quaker Meeting House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Friends' Meeting House in Bournville is near Linden Road and the Village Green. Built in 1905, architect W. Alexander Harvey. There is a bronze bust of George Cadbury facing the green.

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Upper Gough Street, Birmingham - Construction with Community

A major 218,000 sqft commercial office development comprising of two new offices, and the creation of a new public realm.

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Bournville Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Bournville Village Green is in Bournville, and is around The Rest House. Between Linden Road and Sycamore Road. Surrounded by buildings from the early 20th century.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Smithfield+%26+Wolverley+House%2c+Digbeth%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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Smithfield & Wolverley House, Digbeth, Birmingham - Construction with Community

Smithfield House & Wolverley House are to be redeveloped to deliver a hotel & an aparthotel, with rooftop bar, terraces & vibrant commercial spaces.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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The+Church+of+St+Peter+%26+St+Paul%2c+Aston+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - Culture, history and faith

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Bond, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bond is situated close to the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth and is a former Victorian industrial factory now with conference facilities and warehouse space for creatives.

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The+Birmingham+Gun+Barrel+Proof+House+-+A+Birmingham+(Hidden)+Gem!
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The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House - A Birmingham (Hidden) Gem!

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House is situated at the end of Banbury Street in Digbeth and was established by an Act of Parliament  in 1813

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Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.

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Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Sport & leisure, People & community, Music & musicians
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Photographic+Works%2c+37-55+Camden+Street%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community%09
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Photographic Works, 37-55 Camden Street, Birmingham - Construction with Community

Photographic Works is a new 4 storey stepped up residential block comprising 48 one, two and duplex apartments & townhouses.

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Paragon+Hotel+-+History+and+Heritage+of+Birmingham
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Paragon Hotel - History and Heritage of Birmingham

Paragon Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Gothic style six-storey hotel. It was built in 1903 as Rowton House and was originally owned by Lord Rowton.

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Passions: History & heritage
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Public Squares across Birmingham - Trails and Maps

This trails takes in 14 wonderful Public Squares and Spaces across Birmingham and takes approximately 4 hours if walking and 2 hours by cycle or scooter.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Squares and public spaces
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Creativity%2c+culture+and+some+great+parks+-+Birmingham%27s+got+it+covered!
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Creativity, culture and some great parks - Birmingham's got it covered!

Birmingham with its diverse community, its creativity and its wonderful parks extends a warm welcome to all! Let us take you on a journey of exploration into all parts of our city!  

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The+Fighting+Cocks+-+A+Gem+of+a+Pub!
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The Fighting Cocks - A Gem of a Pub!

There has been a Pub on this site since 1750. It was originally called the ‘Fox and Dogs’ and was developed out of a village inn known as The Red Lion.

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Passions: History & heritage, Food & drink
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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. From 2019 located in the School of Art building.

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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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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 c. £105m 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!

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, 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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