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18 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
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The future's bright! Young architects and designers showcase their passion at BCU!

Amazed! That's what we felt after seeing for ourselves the work, creativity and passion of students & staff during a visit to the School of Architecture & Design (BSoAD) at Birmingham City University (BCU).

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The future's bright! Young architects and designers showcase their passion at BCU!





Amazed! That's what we felt after seeing for ourselves the work, creativity and passion of students & staff during a visit to the School of Architecture & Design (BSoAD) at Birmingham City University (BCU).


Here's a gallery of the work on display during week long event in June 2019. Let's take you on a tour of what was on show.

Graduates and Post Graduates display their work, their talent and their creativity.

An exhibition of Landscape Architecture.

A display of collaborations and research with business by the BSoAD

Not just creative, it's inspirational! See for yourselves.

With such talent and such passion, the future of architecture and design is clearly in good hands! 

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Construction & regeneration
14 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Wow! Proposals released for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries look great for Birmingham's growing image as "a City for All"

Just what this part of Birmingham needs! Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 

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Wow! Proposals released for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries look great for Birmingham's growing image as "a City for All"





Just what this part of Birmingham needs! Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 


Just what this part of Birmingham needs!  

Our view following a visit to see the proposals at Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub. Go see for yourselves, or pop along to The Square Shopping Centre,100 Corporation Street (open till Sat 15th June) or take the full post here for more on the plans. 

All images of photography taken at the Consultation Hub are credited to Glen Howells Architects and Hammerson.

Plans for the regeneration of Martineau Galleries in Birmingham city centre have been released and they show that the exciting times for Birmingham are set to continue.

The Martineau Galleries site plan currently includes The Square Shopping Centre, King’s Parade and Dale End (High Street).

This development will completely transform the Dale End area into a new neighbourhood, creating a vibrant mixed-use destination and a new gateway to the city from the planned Curzon Street station.

Hammerson, which owns and manages Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central, have put forward the proposals and the architects behind the masterplan are Glen Howells Architects.

The plans for the 7.5 acre site include up to 1,300 homes, up to 1.4m sq ft of workspace for a range of businesses, a new city centre hotel, new shops, restaurants and cafes, a signature gateway to Birmingham from the proposed Curzon Street terminal, and high-quality public realm, including a new public square and boulevard.

Dav Bansal, director at Glen Howells Architects says:

“As masterplanners, we believe that the plans will unlock and reconnect this important part of the city, expanding its central business district, while also framing some of the local landmarks including the Rotunda. With new animated public spaces and streets, the masterplan builds on the city’s vision to become an exciting new destination for commercial headquarters, central city living and a thriving urban environment for visitors.”

Robin Dobson, Development Director at Hammerson, says:

“We are pleased to share the plans for our first major City Quarters scheme for this strategically important site in the heart of the city. Martineau Galleries will be a new, vibrant neighbourhood in the centre of Birmingham, where we are already a long-term developer, owner and manager of assets, including the Bullring Estate. Hammerson has a strong track record of creating great destinations, not just in Birmingham but across Europe, and we look forward to finalising our masterplan, ahead of submission later this year.”

The public consultation will be run online and at the dedicated Martineau Galleries Consultation Hub, at The Square Shopping Centre, 100 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6SX. The plans and display will be open to the public till Saturday 15th June.

Please follow progress on this planned development here.

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Construction & regeneration
11 Jun 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - June 2019

Construction continues at a pace with the steel structure complete and the hexagon sub-cladding and windows installed to nearly half way up. Dull weather for this update but some nice angles and perspectives from around the site.

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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - June 2019





Construction continues at a pace with the steel structure complete and the hexagon sub-cladding and windows installed to nearly half way up. Dull weather for this update but some nice angles and perspectives from around the site.


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
06 Jun 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - June 2019

Some of the cladding has been installed to the top and is starting to show how the tower will reflect the sunlight, the top two floors having more stripes than the rest and are larger, higher floors.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - June 2019





Some of the cladding has been installed to the top and is starting to show how the tower will reflect the sunlight, the top two floors having more stripes than the rest and are larger, higher floors.


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
05 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Fascinating tour round 'The Gothic' and Great Hampton Street Project with Blackswan

We were delighted to be shown round 'The Gothic' and the Blackswan scheme at 1-4 Great Hampton Street. Fascinating plans for this site involve retaining so much of the wonderful history and architecture of 'The Gothic' for people to enjoy in the future! Thanks to the amazing team at BlackSwan for the opportunity to experience this project so early.

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Fascinating tour round 'The Gothic' and Great Hampton Street Project with Blackswan





We were delighted to be shown round 'The Gothic' and the Blackswan scheme at 1-4 Great Hampton Street. Fascinating plans for this site involve retaining so much of the wonderful history and architecture of 'The Gothic' for people to enjoy in the future! Thanks to the amazing team at BlackSwan for the opportunity to experience this project so early.


On Wednesday 29th May we made a visit to the site of the former Gothic pub on Great Hampton Street in the St Pauls/Jewellery Quarter area of the city.

The Gothic is one part of a whole development stretching over 3/4 ajoining buildings on Great Hampton Street.

The plans for the site will include a hi-end restaurant, quality rooms and apartments as well as 2 social venues with courtyards to the rear.

We will run a separate post with further details of the amazing plans by BlackSwan.

Below are a selection of images showing some of the orignal art deco features inside the property, something we were ensured would be retained by the new development which in huge part is aiming to simply strip the sites back to their orignal features architecture wise and highlight them moving forward.

All photos by Karl Newton

Much more to come as we follow this exciting project through to completion early in 2020. 

 

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