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Sky high in Birmingham with the city's talented creatives

Together with photographers, artists, poets and all the city's creatives we go up high to capture a city in change in Birmingham. It's amazing! 

We're capturing some amazing content that helps catalogue a city during a period of amazing change. Follow it all with us. 

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture

Project dates

09 May 2019 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com

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16 Aug 2019 - FreeTimePays
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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the City's creatives (August 2019)

A wonderful gallery of stunning photography from the 18th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with stunning views of the City, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square, Westside, Broad Street, the canal at Gas Street Basin and the ongoing works at Arena Central. Enjoy! 

Above photo courtesy Barry Whitehead.

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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the City's creatives (August 2019)





A wonderful gallery of stunning photography from the 18th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with stunning views of the City, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square, Westside, Broad Street, the canal at Gas Street Basin and the ongoing works at Arena Central. Enjoy! 

Above photo courtesy Barry Whitehead.


View from Hyatt Regency to the Centenary Square on to the Library of Birmingham and beyond

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

Photo courtesy Pete Davies 

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Tammie Naughton

 

View from Hyatt Regency to the Chamberlain Square and beyond

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Tammie Naughton

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

View from Hyatt Regency to Arena Central

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

 

View from Hyatt Regency over Westside and up Broad Street

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

 

View from Hyatt looking down on Gas Street Basin, the canal and historic Birmingham

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

 

Panoramic Birmingham

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead 

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15 Jul 2019 - FreeTimePays
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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of Grade A listed Fort Dunlop

Yet another build scaled as part of our BirminghamWeAre and ItsYourBuild collaboration to capture the Birmingham Skyline from all big builds - this time from Fort Dunlop just off the M6 motorway, south of the city. Take the full post for a selection of photography from the construction and skyline specialists and people with passion for Birmingham - Karl, Stephen and Daniel.

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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of Grade A listed Fort Dunlop





Yet another build scaled as part of our BirminghamWeAre and ItsYourBuild collaboration to capture the Birmingham Skyline from all big builds - this time from Fort Dunlop just off the M6 motorway, south of the city. Take the full post for a selection of photography from the construction and skyline specialists and people with passion for Birmingham - Karl, Stephen and Daniel.


From Fort Dunlop looking all directions and even managing to include a setting sun.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Karl Newton

Photography by Stephen Giles

Thanks guys, great work capturing some great views as day turned into night over Birmingham.

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Construction & regeneration
24 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
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'Sky High' Birmingham on Summer Solstice from the top of Bank Tower 2 - what a view!

What a stunning view of Birmingham, our People with Passion at ItsyourBuild were able to capture in some great photography taken on the longest day of the year in 2019 (June 21st).

We hope you enjoy this gallery of photos from the very talented Stephen Giles and Karl Newton.

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'Sky High' Birmingham on Summer Solstice from the top of Bank Tower 2 - what a view!





What a stunning view of Birmingham, our People with Passion at ItsyourBuild were able to capture in some great photography taken on the longest day of the year in 2019 (June 21st).

We hope you enjoy this gallery of photos from the very talented Stephen Giles and Karl Newton.


For posts and an amazing gallery tracking the build of Bank Towers I and II click HERE.

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Art, culture & creativity
22 May 2019 - FreeTimePays
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'Sky High' creativity from The Rotunda - Birmingham

Our talented 'People With Passion' took an opportunity to share their creative skills and talents through a mixture of great art, photography & sketching, capturing the stunning skyline views of our great city. We are delighted to feature 'Birmingham Sky High' from the Rotunda as part of a BirminghamWeAre 'Sky High' feature.

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'Sky High' creativity from The Rotunda - Birmingham





Our talented 'People With Passion' took an opportunity to share their creative skills and talents through a mixture of great art, photography & sketching, capturing the stunning skyline views of our great city. We are delighted to feature 'Birmingham Sky High' from the Rotunda as part of a BirminghamWeAre 'Sky High' feature.


Before we introduce you to our stunning gallery of images, let's take a brief look at the history of the Rotunda.

The construction of the Rotunda began in 1961 and was competed in 1965 it stands 266ft tall. The original plans, were to house a rooftop restuarant & cinema. Dring the1980s sugestions were that it should be demolished.  However, from 2004 to 2008, the Rotunda, a Grade ll listed building was refurbished and partially converted for residential use. The redevelopment created 232 luxury apartments, including six penthouse suites on the 20th floor. The whole of the 19th floor and one of the penthouses on the 20th floor is run as serviced apartments by the Manchester-based operator, Staying Cool.  

 

Photo by Mac McCreery

 

Standing tall at 81 metres (266 ft)

Photo by Barry Whithead

 

The Rotunda still shining bright in the city centre after completion in 1965. 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

 

The Rotunda stands proud over our city -  The building had originally been intended to look like a candle with a flame-like weather beacon on top, changing colour to reflect the weather.

Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Below we share some great photography of sentional views from 20th floor of the Rotunda. What great views of our ever changing city's skyline.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Karl Newton

 

Photo by Pete Davies

 

Photo by Simon Felton

 

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Sketching by Tim Griffiths

 

Photo by Stephen Cooper

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photo by Pete Davies

 

Photo by John Paddington

 

Photo by  Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photo by Karl Newton

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

 

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Art, culture & creativity
12 May 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, 'Sky High' from the Rotunda - May 2019

I went up to the top of the Rotunda today for the ItsYourBuild photography and art trip, I got some nice photos of the city and some rare ones, for me, of people.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Birmingham, 'Sky High' from the Rotunda - May 2019





I went up to the top of the Rotunda today for the ItsYourBuild photography and art trip, I got some nice photos of the city and some rare ones, for me, of people.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Digbeth

One Chamberlain Square, Big Brum, the Council House Dome.

The Library of Birmingham, cranes at Paradise Birmingham, Two Chamberlain Square, Centenary Square.

The Westside towards Edgbaston.

Grand Central and New Street Station, John Lewis, Southside, and Westside.

St Martin in the Bullring.

Artists Paula Gabb and Tim Griffiths enjoying the opportunity.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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