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Brum X

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It's official!!! BAM are building 103 Colmore Row with Autumn 2020 as the completion date:

BAM wins Birmingham's tallest office tower

Awesome news jfy, Birmingham has some great projects to look forward to over the next 2 years, hopefully all constructed ready for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to really show off our great city. :smuggrin:
 

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Booming Birmingham

Birmingham has ranked first of all large European cities for its FDI Strategy. The West Midlands Growth Company, which is responsible for promotion and attraction of inward investment, works in conjunction with local enterprise partnerships, local authorities, universities and a range of private sector entities to promote the city and the wider Midlands region.

Birmingham is home to five enterprise zones, each specialised and designed to attract certain investors. The Enterprise Zone boasts 39 sites and aims to attract digital media and tech companies, while the Advanced Manufacturing hub in Aston, Life Sciences Campus in Edgbaston and the Food Hub in north Birmingham all offer space, facilities and business support for targeted sectors.

Investors choosing Birmingham will also benefit from the new High Speed 2 (HS2) rail service, which will allow investors to travel between London and Birmingham in about 50 minutes, and has brought with it investment in housing and office space around two HS2 stations in the Greater Birmingham area.

There are residential and commercial projects currently under development in the city. These include Birmingham Snow Hill, offering companies more than 200,000 square metres of office space and 4000 residential units; and Paradise, a £500m ($695m) grade A office space development, offering 33,000 square metres of office space in the first phase and 27,000 square metres in the second.

The West Midlands Growth Company assists investors with settling into the city, helping with recruitment for their operations and linking R&D businesses with higher education institutions. The agency organises business networking events and its research arm, the Regional Observatory, provides companies with data and analysis to guide and support their business decisions. Public relations support is also provided through the agency’s channels.
 

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I'm no expert but 103 Colmore Row and the two Bank Towers add some real quality to the skyline. 2One2 Broad Street will add even more class and we then have Exchange Square phase 2 on the horizon :)

Impressive (y)

“Our appointment to create 103 Colmore Row means that BAM is engaged on about one quarter of a billion pounds of commercial developments within half a mile of each other in Birmingham’s central business district. This is a testament to our credentials and our track record in the city.
 

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103 Colmore Row at night. Awesome (y)

Trying to imagine how it all fits in!
The Bank and MODA will be directly behind Beetham Tower (is it still called that?). The Smallbrook Queensway tower will be in front and about 3/4 of the height.
If built the Beorma Quarter Tower will block the view of the Rotunda. The taller Paradise blocks will obscure the LoB. Axis Square will be to the left of Alpha Tower and about as tall. I estimate Exchange Square Phase 2 will look around the same height as BT Tower from this angle.
Then we have Smithfield, Lunar Rise and Connaught Square somewhere in the foreground which I imagine will make a big difference to the view.
 

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Trying to imagine how it all fits in!
The Bank and MODA will be directly behind Beetham Tower (is it still called that?). The Smallbrook Queensway tower will be in front and about 3/4 of the height.
If built the Beorma Quarter Tower will block the view of the Rotunda. The taller Paradise blocks will obscure the LoB. Axis Square will be to the left of Alpha Tower and about as tall. I estimate Exchange Square Phase 2 will look around the same height as BT Tower from this angle.
Then we have Smithfield, Lunar Rise and Connaught Square somewhere in the foreground which I imagine will make a big difference to the view.
Beetham Tower is now known as HCT or Holloway Circus Tower

And lets not forget the Dandara Tower at 80 metres at the side of Alpha Tower, this will look like a substantial tower on our skyline. (Sorry i keep saying tower, tower, tower) but we love towers.LOL
 

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Good stuff, I can't wait to see the final designs of our stations :)

I'm so glad that The Woodman is remaining and the Eagle & Tun will be incorporated into the station, both excellent pubs (y)

With the road being diverted behind The Woodman there could be scope for a nice area out front for people to sit and enjoy a drink. On a summers day the current area by the side of the pub facing the park is a great place for a drink, with fabulous views of our ever growing skyline.

I just hope that the Eagle & Tun retains it's history and character rather than being stripped out and turned into yet another soulless bar decked out in MDF.
 
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