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Elliott Brown Transport
06 Jun 2022 - Elliott Brown
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Perry Barr Station reopened at the end of May 2022

Perry Barr Station was reopened on Sunday 29th May 2022 on the Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street to Walsall line. Elliott got an off-peak return to the station the following day to check the station out. Trains every half hour in both directions. Looks much better than the old station, it now also has lifts. Platform gap to trains is a bit high, but other than that it's ok.

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Perry Barr Station reopened at the end of May 2022





Perry Barr Station was reopened on Sunday 29th May 2022 on the Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street to Walsall line. Elliott got an off-peak return to the station the following day to check the station out. Trains every half hour in both directions. Looks much better than the old station, it now also has lifts. Platform gap to trains is a bit high, but other than that it's ok.


A visit to Perry Barr Station on Monday 30th May 2022, with an off-peak day return ticket only £3.00 in the West Midlands Railway app from Birmingham New Street and back.

I arrived at Perry Barr on the 11:40 on platform 2 on board London Northwestern Railway 350101.

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London Northwestern Railway 350101 seen shortly before departing for Walsall. Youtuber Sim0n Trains was there most of the day.

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Up the steps, a quick look at the concourse on the way out.

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It's pretty spacious in here, a bit quiet during off peak hours.

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Was raining on arrival at Perry Barr. A quick look at the exterior of the new station building.

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It looks like rusted metal, compared to the old concrete that was there from the 1960s until 2021.

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After a Costa Coffee stop out of the rain at the One Stop Shopping Centre, the start of a walk towards Perry Park, had to cross over Walsall Road, and find my way onto Aldridge Road.

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About an hour later after coming back via the Tame Valley Canal, there was now a worker on a cherry picker near the Perry Barr Station sign. View with The Mercian.

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A lot of work still to be done in the public realm outside of the station and One Stop, near Walsall Road.

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One shutter that was open earlier was now closed while the cherry picker was there, but was an entrance near the ticket machine.

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The concourse from the other side, near the ticket desk.

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View from the bridge between the lifts, Sim0n Trains and friend were still there getting footage for his video.

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Sim0n Trains videoing the steps from platform 2 by the looks of it.

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View down platform 1.

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Had a half hour wait for my train back to Birmingham New Street. First up, the 13:40 to Walsall showed up at platform 2. London Northwestern Railway 350403.

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Then London Northwestern Railway 350403, the 13:43 to Wolverhampton (via Birmingham New Street showed up) about a minute late. Caught this back to Birmingham.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
31 May 2022 - Elliott Brown
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Summer 2022 umbrellas between The Mailbox Canalside and The Cube

The Mailbox has put up colourful umbrellas on the Canalside near the bars and restaurants, on the paths towards The Cube. They will be up for the duration of Summer 2022. No guarantee of keeping you dry from the wind and rain though!

Enjoy this post of five photos.

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Summer 2022 umbrellas between The Mailbox Canalside and The Cube





The Mailbox has put up colourful umbrellas on the Canalside near the bars and restaurants, on the paths towards The Cube. They will be up for the duration of Summer 2022. No guarantee of keeping you dry from the wind and rain though!

Enjoy this post of five photos.


You can either approach the umbrellas from The Mailbox, at the exit to the Canalside, or head up the path from Holliday Street. Alternatively come from The Cube, or from Gas Street Basin and over the Salvage Turn Bridge.

The umbrellas are black, red, white, and green.

They on the upper level near Six Sixes and Miller & Carter, and the lower level near Zizzi and Churchills.

Oh and if you visit in late May / early June 2022, you will probably see the Union Jack bunting for HM the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Your Place Your Space Construction & regeneration
16 May 2022 - Your Place Your Space
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The Gothic on Great Hampton Street - just look at the detail in this wonderful redevelopment!

Work at The Gothic on Great Hampton Street is now well underway.  Let's take a look at the attention being given to retain the wonderful original victorian features of this famous Birmingham landmark.

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The Gothic on Great Hampton Street - just look at the detail in this wonderful redevelopment!





Work at The Gothic on Great Hampton Street is now well underway.  Let's take a look at the attention being given to retain the wonderful original victorian features of this famous Birmingham landmark.


At The Gothic on Great Hampton Street, a Grade II listed building dating back to the late 1870s, there is so much to take in and admire now that internal work on a number of magnificent homes is underway.

During 2020 and 2021, before work commenced and early in Cordia Blackswan's redevelopment of this wonderful building, we had the pleasure of visiting this Victorian Gem to see the treasures that had remained hidden for so long.

 

The windows of The Gothic - back in 2020/21

Of all the wonderful Gems to admire, both inside and outside, it was The Gothic's amazing windows which, for us, stole the show!

We marvelled at the craftmanship and passion that had gone into the structural shapes of these wonderful windows. 

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See the full article from July 2021 here...

 

And now - as the windows are going in (May 2022)

In May 2022, we were invited back to take a look at how work was progressing with the redevelopment, and most importantly for us, to see what had been done to those wonderful arched windows.

We have not been disappointed!

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What about all that wonderful timber!

It's not just the windows though, take a look at the way much of the exquisite timber has been brought back to life and is on full display.

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Here's what it was looking like pre-renovation.  What a great job done!

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And now - wonderful wooden beams on show (May 2022)

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Some of the original steel roof structure has also been incorporated into the restoration.

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Go see for yourself!

What wonderful talking points they are for anyone fortunate enough to take ownership of one of these wonderful homes, 

Cordia Blackswan and the team are doing an absolutely brilliant job with the redevelopment of the building into a number of elegantly styled homes.

To find out more about the Gothic:

Homes For Sale Birmingham | The Gothic | Cordia Blackswan

Email enquiry@cordiablackswan.co.uk

 

You can't help but love The Gothic!

Here's a few more photos to enjoy, taken during our visit in May 2022.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley, a member of the It's Your Build team.

 

For more on The Gothic and the work on Great Hampton Street go to:

www.GreatHamptonStreet.com

 

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
27 Apr 2022 - Stephen Giles
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Demolition and Site Prep for Octagon at Paradise Birmingham

Demolition is well underway at 77 Paradise Circus. The building's roof and supports have now been fully dismantled, and a long reacher is now on site to quickly demolish the body. 

Take a look at our article for a full reverse photo journey of the building from February 2021, to the present day.

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Demolition and Site Prep for Octagon at Paradise Birmingham





Demolition is well underway at 77 Paradise Circus. The building's roof and supports have now been fully dismantled, and a long reacher is now on site to quickly demolish the body. 

Take a look at our article for a full reverse photo journey of the building from February 2021, to the present day.


25th September 2021

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21st February 2022

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23rd February 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26th February 2022

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Photography by Stephen Giles.

8th March 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26th March 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

28th March 2022

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Image from Paradise Birmingham webcam.

5th April 2022

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8th April 2022

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12th April 2022

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20th April 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26 April 2022

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Image from Paradise Birmingham webcam.

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Octagon; ©Glenn Howells Architects.

There are now nearly 100 photos of the demolition and site preparation for this building, which can be seen in reverse date order in our full gallery here: One The Octagon Full Construction Gallery

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The Construction of The Square on Broad Street - April 2022 - Update Two

Cortland Broad Street's concrete core is huge! It currently sits on floor 34, just short of its maximum height.

The lower levels of the 35-storey residential tower are also progressing, now up to level 5/6, with its six-storey lower extension now climbing above the hoardings on Ryland Street.

Lots of construction images here in this April Part 2 update.

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The Construction of The Square on Broad Street - April 2022 - Update Two





Cortland Broad Street's concrete core is huge! It currently sits on floor 34, just short of its maximum height.

The lower levels of the 35-storey residential tower are also progressing, now up to level 5/6, with its six-storey lower extension now climbing above the hoardings on Ryland Street.

Lots of construction images here in this April Part 2 update.


3rd April 2022

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7th April 2022

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8th April 2022

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11th April 2022

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13th April 2022

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17th April 2022

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26th April 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

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Image kindly taken by Kingsheathen.

There are now nearly 200 photos of the construction of this building, and these can now be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Square, Broad Street - Full Construction Photo Gallery

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