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Citrus-Fruit Oct 8, 2006 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by jef
I think this is the site KPMG selected for its HQ. What building exactly, do you know?

There is currently not a building there. its already been cleared.

clarky2005 Oct 9, 2006 3:41 PM

Nice looking tower for Birmingham:tup:

Accura Oct 10, 2006 7:24 PM

I'm not keen on this one, however, I'll reserve judgement until a better render is released.

Swede Oct 14, 2006 8:18 PM

Cool to see Birmingham getting all this new stuff. Internationaly, it is just too much in London's shadow to get the attention it deserves, quality towers like these and just a few replies...

Citrus-Fruit Nov 8, 2006 2:10 PM

Birmingham Construction
Site construction run through with pictures.

Citrus-Fruit Nov 8, 2006 2:17 PM

Birminghams huge new super hospital

A beautiful colourful mess

Citrus-Fruit Nov 12, 2006 1:02 PM

43 storey Snow Hill Tower (Construction July/August 2007)

Citrus-Fruit Nov 20, 2006 3:00 PM

The hotel developers behind Arena Central a 175m (50 storey) tower in Birmingham, Dandara have signed a deal with Birmingham City Council for a £21m, 2 acre site at Great Charles Street. A mixed use development with public square. Skyscraper! Skyscraper! Skyscraper!


Birminghams Natwest Tower, has also secured a sale. The current 80m office tower will be replaced by a highrise 200,000 sqft office tower which is described as "iconic"


Just keeps getting better and better in Brum.

Citrus-Fruit Nov 24, 2006 12:23 PM

£350 million Curzon Park Development
Birmingham's going to be full of cranes next year. Im not joking either. :P


Development Securities and Grainger Trust acquire 10-acre Birmingham site

Development Securities and Grainger Trust are pleased to announce that they have jointly acquired the 10-acre Curzon Park site in Birmingham from the Eastside Partnership for £33.5 million.

Development Securities and Grainger Trust will fund the acquisition and subsequent development jointly, with initial contributions from the two companies’ existing resources.

The proposed 1.4 million sq ft mixed use development, with a gross development value of over £350 million, will comprise approximately 800,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 400,000 sq ft of residential accommodation, a 180-bed hotel and 30,000 sq ft of retail space. It is intended that the joint venture will obtain planning consent, deliver infrastructure works to the value of £12 million and develop the site in several phases. Development Securities will project manage the planning, infrastructure and commercial phases with Grainger project managing the residential component.

Located within Birmingham’s Eastside, the proposed high-quality mixed use development of offices, together with residential, retail and leisure elements, will support Birmingham City Council’s aspirations for the site. It is anticipated that outline planning consent for Curzon Park should be obtained by summer 2007 and that construction will start on site in late 2007/early 2008. The overall development programme is expected to take up to eight years.

Commenting on the acquisition, Julian Barwick, Joint Managing Director, Development Securities, said:
“We are delighted to have acquired this key 10-acre site in the centre of Britain’s second city in partnership with Grainger. We are also looking forward to working jointly alongside Birmingham City Council on our proposals, which will deliver outstanding benefits for the local community.”

Richard Exley, Director of Development at Grainger, said:
“This acquisition enables us to meet our shared aspirations for our joint venture; to deliver large-scale, mixed-use schemes in first-rate locations. We anticipate furthering our partnership with Development Securities on similar schemes in the future.”

Citrus-Fruit Dec 4, 2006 11:58 PM

OK. This image is from Ken Shuttleworths City Park Gate Scheme. Everything has doubled in size :D and the total area will be well over 1,000,000 sqft. Which means 4 (FOUR) 1,000,000+ projects including 2.8msqft MG will all be under construction together in the same place.

Put this into perspective. Thats the size of 5 Canada Squares in the center of Birmingham. These projects cover 80 acres of land. There is still over 320 left to develop and another $5,000,000,000 worth of investment in a project to grow Birmingham city center by 35%. A 176m Verticle theme park aswell as an 8 acre park are also at an advanced stage.

Citrus-Fruit Dec 5, 2006 12:03 AM

New website U/C for Worlds First Verticle Theme Park

Citrus-Fruit Jan 20, 2007 6:10 PM

Quite a bit of news to report but its probably best to do it next week ;)

Have these for now ... Taken by Smileyface (SSC) :)



City to City

Citrus-Fruit Feb 5, 2007 4:29 PM

Birminghams Snow Hill scheme is fulyl underway and will see all phases rise simultaneously including Birminghams tallest residential tower :banana:

Tower heights

57m, 75m, 84m and 137m

Citrus-Fruit Mar 20, 2007 9:02 AM

France calls us the Shanghai of Europe, yet nobody's interested. :yuck: Ahwell.

*Abstract land have aquired the Natwest Tower and rumours are of a 100m replacement.

*Venture east a new 1m sqft scheme in the eastside is in masterplaning. will accomodate 600,000 sqft of offices one 5 star hotel TOWER and a 3/4 star 180 bedroom hotel aswelll as 400 residential units.

*V Tower has been released at 51 storeys.

*Eric Kuhne will design a residential tower at Great Charles street site. Close to Birminghams Snow Hill Towers.


Citrus-Fruit Apr 4, 2007 12:43 PM

OK there's tons to catch up on but its going to take quite a while.

A couple of 18 storey student accomodation towers are planned for Aston University.

17 storey mixed use scheme is planned close to Holloway Circus.

and some more good news on the banking front.

Belgian bank ups its stake in Brum Apr 4 2007

One of Belgium's largest banks has announced a push into Birmingham.

Citrus-Fruit Apr 6, 2007 12:06 PM

*105m, 81m, 61m, and 58m Office blocks are planned for Masshouse.

*Other blocks in scheme include 2 x 14 storeys (51m) - U/C.

*Arena Central - 7 blocks ranging from 12-18 floors and 51 storey V Tower.

*43 Storey Snow Hill residential including 23 storey hotel tower. 4 blocks currently u/c at 137m, 84m, 75m and 57m.

*Cube - 17 storey (69m) mixed use development currently on site.

*Orion phase 4 - 18 storeys U/C.

*Opal Court topped out - 18 storeys.

*Peat House 14 storeys (59m) U/C

*Colmore Plaza 14 storeys (60m) U/C

*42 storey Broad Street Tower approved. Construction late 07 early 08.
*176m Vertical Theme Park - proposed. planning summer 07.

*Venture East - possible 24 storey hotel tower. Planning summer 07.

*Great Charles Street. Eric Kuhne/Dandara possible 80m residential tower. planning.

*City Park Gate - 22 storeys 83m residential tower approved.

*Natwest Tower replacement. 80m+ British Land - planning, spring 07.

*Cumberland House - Complete demolishment of exisiting structure. Mixed use development. (60m)

*New Street Station - outline approval for twin 40 storey towers depending on funding.

*33 storey 110m Martineau Galleries redevlopment - outline approval.

*Possible 17 storey mixed use development Holloway Circus. Detailed planning. Submition summer 07.

*2x 18 storey student accomodation blocks Aston University. Planning summer 07.

Citrus-Fruit Apr 6, 2007 12:13 PM

Towers over 100m (Possible, approved, proposed, u/c or built)

176m VTP
159m BT Tower (originally 152m)
152m V Tower
137m Snow Hill 1
133m BST
130m New Street 1
130m New Street 2
122m HCT
110m Martineau Galleries
101m Masshosue Office
100m Alpha Tower
100m Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
100m+ (Auchinleck House, Paradise Circus 1, 2 maybe even 3)

Citrus-Fruit Apr 11, 2007 9:09 PM

You can find the old designs for Birminghams 245m - 60 storey Arena Central Tower here. Unfortunately its been cut down significantly, design completely changed and will stand at just over 146m and 50 storeys tall.

Its under "Portfolio" - "Mixed Use"

Citrus-Fruit Apr 11, 2007 9:12 PM

Calthorpe clinches Hagley Road project Apr 11 2007

Calthorpe Estates has landed detailed planning permission for a £4.5 million scheme to regenerate one of Birmingham’s key gateways, Hagley Road.

The plans involve the creation of a 62 bedroom Premier Travel Inn and a 6,000 sq ft Beefeater restaurant on the Calthorpe Estate, Edgbaston. The hotel and restaurant are being developed by Whitbread on the site of the former Duck Inn, next door to TGI Fridays, and are expected to generate around 70 new jobs.

Multibuild have been appointed construction contractor and start on site is anticipated in May, with completion due in January 2008.

Citrus-Fruit Apr 11, 2007 9:19 PM

Orion Phase 4 - Minimal Height Increase
More good news.

Amendment to App. C/05353/02/FUL comprising internal alterations to floors 10-19 of proposed tower to provide 29 additional flats; increase in height of central tower fronting Suffolk Street by one storey; increase in height of end tower fronting Suffolk Street by four storeys

Now its difficult to say where the extra floors will go but the 1 extra floor obviously go's on the middle block and im pretty sure the 4 other floors go on top of the tallest tower on this image to the left hand side to take it up to 19 storeys from its original 15.

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