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Ray Finkle

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Looking at that picture it highlights just what a prime spot the Cambrian Student Halls could be.

I assume that the Copthorne Hotel and that horrible brick building behind it will be coming down soon?
 

Brum X

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Looking at that picture it highlights just what a prime spot the Cambrian Student Halls could be.

I assume that the Copthorne Hotel and that horrible brick building behind it will be coming down soon?
They will eventually be coming down but this is a phased development just like Brindleplace and Arena Central so patience will be needed for that side of the Paradise scheme, the next phases to go up is next to the Midland Metro track and we should see construction start of 1 Centenary Way in 2019

 

Coathanger16

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They will eventually be coming down but this is a phased development just like Brindleplace and Arena Central so patience will be needed for that side of the Paradise scheme, the next phases to go up is next to the Midland Metro track and we should see construction start of 1 Centenary Way in 2019

On the webcam (https://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/progress/) it looks like there's been diggers around this area recently - are they doing ground prep for this or something similar?

Any idea when during 2019 we'll start to see something from this? Keep forgetting how tall it will actually be!
 

rollo

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Yes, it's all down to Brum X really he's a bit like a dog with a bone when it comes to buildings and cranes etc. does a great job for us Brummies even exiles like me who live out in the Worcestershire/Warwickshire border sticks these days but can still reach BHX in 45 minutes traffic permitting.
 

Brum X

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On the webcam (https://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/progress/) it looks like there's been diggers around this area recently - are they doing ground prep for this or something similar?

Any idea when during 2019 we'll start to see something from this? Keep forgetting how tall it will actually be!
I dont think a contractor has been appointed yet but should be Q3/4, it will be 68 metres so not a tiddler.
 

richard winterbourn

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Yes, Brum X keeps us 'country' Brummies well served in the development of my city of birth.

However, what i do like is the homogenous nature of the city centre development: everything seems sympathetic and balanced and in the right place; it has all the hallmarks of a great city for the future. And with Metro starting to thread its way through its heart, there are going to be great transport benefits as well.

But for me, roll on the development of Snow Hill... I remember the grandeur of the old station and 'king' class locos arriving from Paddington. Let's has something regal again....
 

Ray Finkle

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I'm surprised that Scala House (I think that's what it is called) hasn't been redeveloped yet. It seems a prime spot for another tower opposite the Radisson building and would go a long way to sorting that horrible subway out.
 

Brum X

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I'm surprised that Scala House (I think that's what it is called) hasn't been redeveloped yet. It seems a prime spot for another tower opposite the Radisson building and would go a long way to sorting that horrible subway out.
It really is awful Ray, the smell makes you want to :vomit:

The council really need to fill in the last 2 subways at this roundabout like they have with the other x 2 corners.
 

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