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Piccadilly Arcade - A Birmingham Gem!

The Piccadilly Arcade connects New Street with Stephenson Street and is home to a number of shops, some with shop fronts that date from the 1920s. 


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The Old Contemptibles - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Contemptibles on Edmund Street, Birmingham is a quite unique city centre pub that hosts a rich and fascinating history dating back to the 18th Century.


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Victoria Law Courts - A Birmingham Gem!

The Victoria Law Courts located on Corporation Street is a Grade I listed red brick and terracotta building designed by Aston Webb & Ingress Bell in 1886.


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Methodist Central Hall - A Birmingham Gem!

The Methodist Central Hall, located at the northern end of Corporation Street, is a stunning red brick and terracotta Grade II listed building designed by Ewan and James Harper.


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Hotel Du Vin (formerly Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital) - A Birmingham Gem!

This is a truly wonderful building and a great example of how a landmark Victorian building built in 1823-24 can be sympathetically transformed into a 66 bed luxury boutique hotel.


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The National Provincial Bank building - A Birmingham Gem!

This magnificent Grade II listed building is to be found on Waterloo Street. It was designed and built between 1869-1870 by local Castle Bromwich architect, John Gibson.


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Birmingham & Midland Institute building

In the heart of the city on Margaret Street is a wonderful architectural gem with connections to Charles Dickens and home to the first Birmingham Library.


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Baskerville House - A Birmingham Gem!

Built in 1938 in the Art Deco style, Baskerville House, previously called the Civic Centre, is a former civic building in Centenary Square. The building is steeped in history.


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Colmore Gate, Birmingham, UK - Architecture with Community

Colmore Gate is a 70 metre (15 floor) high office and retail building with a lift shaft on the outide of the building.  It blends a traditional look with modern materials and style.


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Colmore Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Colmore Square is located in the middle of Colmore Circus Queensway between The Wesleyan and One Colmore Square. Between Steelhouse Lane and Colmore Row. The first Metro extension passes it.


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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.


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Oxford - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

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


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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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Church Street Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Church Street Square opened in 2012 in the Colmore BID between Edmund St and Cornwall St.


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Dayus Square, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

Dayus Square is located in the Jewellery Quarter. Originally called Albion Square. It was redeveloped in 2012 and named after local author Kathleen Dayus (1903 - 2003).


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Historic demolished buildings in Birmingham

HS2 have demolished the Eagle & Tun, and a few years ago the Fox & Grapes. Other old buildings in the area have been reduced to rubble, such as Island House. Gone, but not forgotten!


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The BT Tower - A Birmingham Gem!

The BT Tower is the tallest building in Birmingham. Completed in 1966. Located at 40 Lionel Street in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Introducing Three Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK

Three Brindleyplace, part of the Argent development and completed in April 1998, is a unique build designed by Greek architects Demetri Porphyrios.


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Introducing Five Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK

Five Brindleyplace offers 120,000 sq feet of office space, is part of the Argent development at Brindleyplace and the majority of the build is leased by Deutsche Bank.


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Introducing Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK

Eleven Brindleyplace is a 13 storey office build designed by architects Glenn Howells, and completed in June 2009, part of an Argent development in Brindleyplace.


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Introducing The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, UK

The Birmingham Rep as it is commonly known moved into its now home in Centenary Square in 1971. Since then it has seen a number of refurbishments and extensions as the Square has developed.


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Introducing The International Convention Centre (The ICC), Birmingham, UK

The ICC, designed by Percy Thomas, is the city's major conference venue and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1991. Located between Centenary Square and the Canalside.


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Introducing The Wesleyan, Birmingham, UK

The Wesleyan is located at Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6AR and was built between 1988 to 1991 for the Wesleyan and General Assurance Society. 


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Introducing Holiday Inn Express (Arena Central), Birmingham, UK

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre is located on Holliday Street at Arena Central.


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Introducing Beetham Tower, Birmingham, UK

Beetham Tower, home to Radisson Hotel, and located at 10 Holloway Circus was completed in January 2006. It is named after the developers Beetham. 


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