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rugbytommy Jul 25, 2007 10:24 AM

any updates on snow hill tower 1 and v tower?doon street proposal looks's all happening in brum!

Citrus-Fruit Aug 6, 2007 7:53 PM

No. Doon Street is a London project. I was just giving an example of how I would want a specific site in Brum to turn out like :) Snow HIll is U/C with piling well underway, wont be long until concrete is being poured.

V - Tower has commenced enabling works ready for demolition.

P.S I've got banned again till August the 9th due to using the word Bollocks quite a few times in the wiggley thread. How astonishing. Its like a vendetta. I wonder who it was :haha: he really needs to grow up some and get a sense of humour as considering he singled out that 1 page out of 30 odd which subsequently was the only one in which I posted in, is quite ironic. Reasons. Languagem wasting mods time and trolling.

If im not mistaken I merely commented on the amount of bollocks being spoke in a thread which after only 3 days reached over 30 odd pages of people bickering and shouting off about each others cities. Its amazing how the likes of Wiggley survive who put zero input what so ever thats worthwhile into the forum, then a person who has an hatred for one of the mod's gets done over just because of the word bollocks. His either had nothing to do for a while or really is a bit of a loner with not much else to do.

Arr, the over controlling dickwods at SSC :worship:

Citrus-Fruit Aug 6, 2007 8:00 PM

Social Housing/Offices and Leisure

Citrus-Fruit Aug 6, 2007 8:02 PM

One of our 70's office towers.

Citrus-Fruit Aug 8, 2007 3:35 PM

Still a bit missing

Citrus-Fruit Aug 8, 2007 3:41 PM

Cube site is all preped ready for piling

Citrus-Fruit Oct 31, 2007 6:45 PM

Another big tower for Birmingham!
£150m tower hotel planned for Broad Street Oct 31 2007

By Jo Ind & Rhona Ganguly

A £150 million hotel boasting one of the tallest towers in the city is being planned for Birmingham's Broad Street.

The luxury development with a sky restaurant and conference facilities could be built between Sheepcote Street and the Novotel within the next four years.

Developers Regal Property Group have planning consent for a restaurant and 130 apartments on the site where the progressive synagogue once stood.

But now it is hoping to add to the original plans by including a luxury hotel, with a tower reaching the heights of Birmingham's tallest buildings.

At 122m tall, Beetham Tower, the Radisson SAS hotel near to New Street station, is currently the tallest building in the city. The proposed 50-storey high V tower - on the corner of Broad Street and Queensway - is expected to surpass this height but could be beaten by the Regal hotel.

Roger Holbeche, head of Regal in the UK, said: "We haven't made a formal planning application.

"Discussions are on-going, but they are very positive and are likely to lead to an early application."

The scheme includes conference facilities for up to 1,000 people to complement those of the International Convention Centre.

The Big Bite, a listed building formerly the Left Bank restaurant, would also be incorporated into the development.

If all goes to plan the luxury hotel with conference facilities and apartments above could be completed by 2011.

Mr Holbeche explained: "What we're trying to do is create something within the hotel which plugs the gap in the market.

"There will be ballroom facilities and conference facilities, maybe for up to 1,000 people. Naturally delegates would be stopping on site with the facilities on site.

"We are looking at building something absolutely top quality - one of the bigger buildings in the Birmingham arena.

"Whether it will be as tall as the tower of the proposed V building remains to be seen. It's not quite at a stage where we can say that."

John Lamb, spokesman for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, said: "I think any iconic building is welcome and obviously it brings the possibility of there being jobs - not only in construction but also in the running of the hotel."

He added if planning permission were to be granted for the hotel, it would relieve an existing lack of hotel accommodation in the city and could attract big events.

In addition, he said this could help attract Chinese Olympic athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"We already have the US track and field team and there is a big bid to get the Chinese delegation, which is enormous," he said.

"Sometimes you just can't get a hotel room in Birmingham. It will give the city a chance to attract big events."

Broad Street manager Mike Olley also welcomed the proposals.

He said: "We want exciting ideas for Birmingham - we want things that will get people investing the area.

"That can only be good for jobs locally."

Citrus-Fruit May 9, 2008 1:19 PM

Well might aswell give a quick update! Birmingham is buzzing at the moment. A few more 100m+ towers come out the closet and rumours of quite a few more.

One of the latest proposals which is just in design stage will be located next to twin 130m towers.
Snow Hill's 44 storey scraper is up to 2 floors above the basements :banana:

wjfox2004 May 9, 2008 2:17 PM


Originally Posted by Citrus-Fruit (Post 2997461)

Awesome. I'd love to see a 2012 version of that.

Citrus-Fruit May 9, 2008 2:43 PM


Citrus-Fruit May 9, 2008 2:44 PM

the direct middle bit will be wall to wall off 100m+ towers. 1 u/c along with an 84m hotel tower. 152m V Building site work, approval of 118m, 130m, 130m towers and recently submitted 160m Natwest Tower. Others inlcude the Gallan proposal above aswell as St George Street, Regal, Post & Mail and HCT4.

Citrus-Fruit May 23, 2008 3:19 PM

New 21 storey tower, nothing to shout about, msot are planning to object to it due to the ridiculous size. Should be alot taller. Design is decent.

wazcaster May 23, 2008 3:34 PM

Birmingham is coming along pretty nicely. Its about time a city outside of London got some decent skyscrapers.

Edit: I just went back a page or two and I saw the shot of the Brummie skyline at night. Holy cr*p, I knew it was good, but heck, Birmingham's skyline is bloody awesome. Easily the best in Britain.

Citrus-Fruit Jun 5, 2008 8:07 AM

NEC has found a partner for its new multi-million pound casino. Help keep the centre attract new visitors.

PLANS to create a £90 million leisure complex and casino in the Midlands have come one step closer to reality after business chiefs selected a partner company.

Genting Stanley Ltd, based in Solihull, has been chosen as the partner of the development next to the National Exhibition Centre.

The proposals, which have been backed by Birmingham City Council, are yet to be given the green light by Solihull Council's planning comittee and the Government.

NEC Group bosses today said they hoped the latest announcement would "prove" the company’s dedication to the project.

The group also revealed details about the development, saying it would boast a spa, hotel, bars, restaurants and a casino, boosting the region’s economy by £2 billion a year and creating up to 29,000 jobs.

Paul Thandi, chief executive of the NEC Group, said: "It has always been our first priority to find the best possible partner for the NEC, for Solihull and for the wider West Midlands. We are confident that not only have we found a partner who shares our vision, we have also found an experienced team capable of bringing that vision to life.

" I look forward to working with the Genting Stanley team to demonstrate to Solihull Council that our proposal represents the strongest, most deliverable, exciting and appropriate opportunity for the local area in order that we can realise our strategy of providing a world class work, rest and play environment at the NEC."

Coun Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "This is an important opportunity for Birmingham and the West Midlands in helping to ensure the NEC is able to attract even more visitors into the region and to provide a world class attraction, all of which adds to our reputation."

Genting Stanley is the largest casino operator in the UK, with 40 sites. It is owned by Genting International, which has resorts and casinos around the world and is currently developing a £2.2 billion complex in Singapore which will be home to a range of attractions, including a Universal Studios theme park.

Peter Brooks, executive deputy chairman for Genting Stanley, said: "We are confident of being able to bring a wealth of experience and success to this project and we look forward to the opportunity of being a worthy partner to the NEC Group and demonstrating our strengths to the local government in this exciting endeavour."

skirwin1 Jun 5, 2008 9:57 AM

First post!!! :) WOW the brumy skyline is gona be really be quite decent in a few years time. some beautiful proposals going up. although i have to say that im not to keen on the cube. it looks kinda fady. n i feel this with allot of make's designs. there kinda look cheap and trendy, n i can just imagine them with plastic cladding and looking shit in a few years time. still their MnS headquarters in london and that st pauls information kiosk look awsome and these are the only buildings of there ive seen in the flesh. so lets hope the cube turns out well and proves me wrong.... btw great thread!

Citrus-Fruit Jun 5, 2008 11:08 AM


The Cube is a "love it or hate it" type of building. I think it'll suprise a few when it starts to reveal itself a bit more but you can understand the apprehension.

MAKE as an architectural firm have advanced from Will Alsop in a way to make thier designs more feasible, more attractive and more achievable. I hoep this works out for them.


On other fronts.

Well, its only a matter of time. Birminghams got to the half hour stage of a marathon. Things begin to pick up and get more exciting, but theres plenty more to come. We never know what might happen. We could end up stopping for a piss, or we could go ahead and really become a city which si known, respected and highlighted around the globe.

We've got the opportunity. Just got to do it! :)

van heckler 1 Jun 7, 2008 3:43 PM

Thanks for doing the updates.

I see you've been banned again lol. It would be good to have you back. Are you gonna resign up or something?

Citrus-Fruit Jun 8, 2008 11:06 AM

Im struggling to find out why I was banned to be honest! Cant help to think it was Tubey being petty because I "slightly" disagreed with some of his comments about a certain topic.

Neil M's a bit bitchy aswell! Rants in Franco forum? What the hell is the kid on about! I dont even know how to say my name in French let alone hold a conversation.

Citrus-Fruit Jun 23, 2008 4:48 PM

Pictue Update
Just a few circling the SSC.

The best photographer's been out and about again and delivered as usual. Smileyface

The cusp off the city

The expanding skyline - roughly 2 miles long

Close up off the main core.

Citrus-Fruit Jun 23, 2008 4:50 PM

Cra1g from a city centre perspective.

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