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Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, 190 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem

Grade II listed 1890s Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, which started life as a hotel and vegetarian restaurant, is to form a major brand new 156-bed aparthotel scheme

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage
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Birmingham's Public Art - Enjoy!

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Edinburgh - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Edinburgh through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Leeds - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Leeds through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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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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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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Glasgow - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Glasgow through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+modern+architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture
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St Andrew's Carters Green, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

A church on Dudley Street in West Bromwich. St Andrew's Caters Green dates to 1924 and is shared between The Church of England and The Methodist Church.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Kenrick & Jefferson Building - A Sandwell Gem!

The Kenrick & Jefferson Building was offices built in 1883. Grade II listed building. It was the Kenrick & Jefferson Printworks. Sadly the building has been boarded up for years.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture
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West Bromwich Town Hall - A Sandwell Gem!

Built as a Town hall and library on the High Street in West Bromwich in 1874-5. Now just a Town Hall. A Grade II listed building since 1987.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture
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West Bromwich Central Library - A Sandwell Gem!

A public library built on the High Street in West Bromwich in 1907. It has been a Grade II listed building since 1987. Funds provided by Mr Andrew Carnegie.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Education, Classic Architecture
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The King's Head Pub & Indian Grill, Bearwood - A Birmingham Gem!

The King's Head is a public house on the Birmingham (Harborne) and Sandwell (Bearwood) border on the corner of the Hagley Road and Lordswood Road. The current building dates to 1905.

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Farley Clock Tower, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The clock tower in West Bromwich was erected in 1897 in honour of Reuben Farley, the first Mayor of West Bromwich (who served four terms). Grade II listed of red brick and terracotta.

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The Lodge of Sandwell Hall - A Sandwell Gem!

This hidden gem is at West Bromwich Interchange, M5, Junction 1. The Lodge of Sandwell Hall is the only surviving building of the lost hall and dates back to the early 18th century.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture
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Aston Cross Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

A former public house, Aston Cross Tavern was on the corner of the Lichfield Road and Rocky Lane at Aston Cross, Birmingham. It was last called O'Reillys, closed by 2012, now flats.

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Aston Cross Library - A Birmingham Gem!

A former public library on the Lichfield Road at Aston Cross, Birmingham. It was opened in October 1903 from the Aston Manor Urban District Council.

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Cambridge Road Methodist Church, Kings Heath - Culture, history and faith

A Methodist Church in Kings Heath at the corner of School Road and Cambridge Road. The architect was William Hale, and the building dates to 1896. An extension of the 1887 church.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Manor Tavern, Aston - A Birmingham Gem!

A little known public house in Aston. The Manor Tavern is located on the corner of Portland Street and Wainwright Street. It's not far from the Lichfield Road.

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Jewellery Quarter Chamberlain Clock - A Birmingham Gem!

Jewellery Quarter Chamberlain Clock was first installed in 1903 to commemorate Joseph Chamberlain's visit to South Africa in 1902-03. It was most recently fully restored during 2020-21.

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Birmingham New Street Signal Box - A Brutalist Architecture Gem!

Birmingham New Street Signal Box opened at a site on Brunel Street and Navigation Street in 1966. It was in continuous use until near the end of 2022. It was Grade II listed in 1995.

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Passions: Transport, Classic Architecture
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The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University

The Parkside Building was the first building to be built of Birmingham City University's Eastside Campus, between 2011 and 2013. Next to Millennium Point at Cardigan Street.

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Passions: Education, Modern Architecture
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The Curzon Building, Birmingham City University

The Curzon Building was built at Birmingham City University's Eastside Campus between 2013 and 2015 at the corner of Cardigan Street and Curzon Street in Eastside. 

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Passions: Education, Modern Architecture
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Lock Keepers Cottage on Belmont Row, Eastside

The former Lock Keepers Cottage at 34 Belmont Row in Eastside, near the Digbeth Branch Canal. It might date to around 1891. More recently has Lucy McLauchlan street art on it.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University - A Birmingham Gem!

Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, also called EBRI was originally the Delicia Cinema in the Gosta Green area of Birmingham. It was converted in early 2010s.

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