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CGI of the planned new façade on Phoenix House

Office plan for prime Newhall Street building

New retail space will be created as part of a redevelopment of the building above independent café Yorks

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham City centre.

Electric Cinema fears allayed after apartment plans withdrawn

The owner of the oldest working cinema in the UK had feared the scheme would lead to its demise because of noise pollution complaints from residents

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Gas Street Basin

Gas Street Basin leak threatens railway tunnel

Work under way to plug "quite significant" leak threatening to deluge a disused railway tunnel

Rafal Zar, 'Wisdom' from a series called 'Allegories', size 127x101cm, 2014, Oil on canvas

New Art WM: Annuale exhibition aiming to make it easier to buy from region's contemporary artists

All exhibited artwork will be on sale, with price-tags ranging from £93 to £3,500

Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

The Parkside Building sitting comfortably next to Millennium Point in Eastside

Panel to decide on £2m public artwork for Birmingham

The formation of the selection panel is the latest stage of the Birmingham Big Art Project (BBAP), which is aiming to raise £2 million to create an iconic piece of permanent public art for the city.

CGI of the Ridley House development - one of four brought forward this month by Seven Capital

Seven Capital to build £150m of new city homes

Quartet of new developments unveiled as property group continues its long-term investment into the city

Robin Lovell, Fergus Hicks, David Tonks, Simon Lloyd, Jon Leedham and Ben Clarke at the DTZ Networking and Property Research Presentation at Austin Court, Birmingham.

DTZ hosts Outlook 2015 event

Global real estate services firm DTZ welcomed more than 130 property professionals to Austin Court in Birmingham city centre to hear the latest research findings of its Outlook 2015 research.

Eric Sawyer and partner Alex Zef plan to open a cat café

Cat café to come to Birmingham

New venture which has already proved popular in Austria and Japan could be coming to either Kings Heath or the city centre if crowdfunding bid is successful

Traffic on roads

Birmingham City Centre rejects call to open up bus lanes to ease jams

Transport chiefs have rejected calls to suspend bus lanes in a bid to get Birmingham moving during rush hour.

Birmingham City Centre

Don't look now but the world is watching Birmingham

With Birmingham recently named as the Start-up hotspot for the second year in a row, and the UK's most investable city, there's no shortage of positive messages to give.

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to Great Charles Street

£600m Snow Hill Masterplan to transform Birmingham business district

Ambitious proposals for acres of office space, new homes and major transport shake-up to create “Birmingham’s Canary Wharf”

General manager Julian Rose-Gibbs is set to launch The Botanist in Temple Street

Upmarket bar-restaurant The Botanist to open in Birmingham

The high-end chain has become the latest of a series of bars and restaurants to set up in Birmingham's business district

Miss Bentham, by American realist George Bellows

Artwork owned by Andy Warhol becomes Barber Institute's first nude

Artwork previously owned by pop icon Andy Warhol heading to Birmingham after deal agreed

Two Snowhill, Birmingham

Huge Birmingham office search promises major jobs boost

Speculation is rife with a mystery firm searching for 350,000 sq ft of office space in the city

Little duckling following its mother.

Peter Shirley: Nature is nothing if not impatient

This year the very mild weather leading up to New Year meant that many flowers were blooming over Christmas, and there was early bud burst on some shrubs and trees.

Bruntwood's Mclaren building in Birmingham city centre

Profit surge at Bruntwood as interest renews in regional cities

Commercial property group reports positive 2014 as it continues investment in projects such as 2 Cornwall Street

Direct Line House has been sold for £25.1m

Direct Line buys city centre base for £25m

The building in Colmore business district has been sold by German investor to insurance group

Benacre is aiming to turn 96-104 Bristol Street into 122 bedrooms for students

Benacre pushes ahead with more Birmingham student accommodation

Property group lodges second application this month to develop halls of residence in Bristol Street to target city's student population


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