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Birmingham Skyline 2014 supplement

Birmingham Skyline 2014

The Birmingham Post looks at the changing landscape of the city centre with a collection of articles looking at the ambitious developments being planned and already under construction.



Birmingham becoming a city with buildings that people talk about

Stacey Barnfield , editor of the Birmingham Post, lauds the growing profile of the city’s skyline and its ambitious architectural plans that match a growing international status.

Computer generated image of the inside of the new centre with the John Lewis store

International retailers queue up for slice of Grand Central at New Street Station

Already 80 per cent of floor space at the Grand Central shopping centre above the regenerated New Street Station has been taken

Birmingham is taking more delegates than ever to next year’s MIPIM conference

Flying the flag for Birmingham at the 2014 MIPIM conference

Birmingham will take more delegates than ever to next year’s MIPIM conference – highlighting growing confidence in infrastructure projects.

The proposed Digital Plaza at Birmingham Science Park Aston.

Application made for £35 million Digital Plaza at Birmingham Science Park Aston

A planning application is being prepared for the first building in Birmingham’s £35 million Digital Plaza development.

Arena Central

Birmingham's Arena Central to echo the urban style of New York and Paris

Work has restarted at a stalled £400 million Birmingham city centre scheme designed to echo the urban styles of New York and Paris.

Artist's impression of Phase One of the car park at the old Post & Mail building

A mammoth car-parking solution goes underground at former Post & Mail building

Construction work has started at the largest underground building site in Birmingham for a six-storey underground car park called B4.

Birmingham’s Paradise Circus

Paradise Circus and a brand new 'beating heart' of Birmingham

The £450 million transformation of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus site will create a ‘new beating heart’ for the city centre it has been claimed.

CGI of the new Resorts World Birmingham casino

Genting super casino at NEC to bring in £33m a year to West Midlands

The seven-storey 538,000 sq ft Resorts World Birmingham leisure complex, next to the LG Arena, is due to open in early 2015.

The Village in Edgbaston

The Village at Edgbaston aims to rival city centre as shopping and leisure destination

‘The Village’ in Edgbaston is an ambitious blueprint to create what has been described by Calthorpe Estates.

CGI of the new tower proposed for Cornwall Street

A new tower for the heart of Birmingham's business district

The property arm of RBS has submitted a planning application for a new £40 million office tower in Birmingham’s business district.

A CGI of Chord Deeley's plans for the Kettleworks in the Jewellery Quarter

Green light for urban village plan at Kettleworks building in the Jewellery Quarter

Proposals for the first phase of a £160 million mixed use development in the Jewellery Quarter have been given the green light.

An artist's impression of the Exchange Square development from Moor Street in Birmingham city centre.

Exchange Square development at Masshouse Circus given outline planning consent

Plans for a new mixed use development in Birmingham city centre have passed their first hurdle.

A computer generated image of how the Beorma Quarter will look

Ambitious plan for regeneration of Digbeth's Beorma Quarter

Interest from a hotel operator could be the lifeline needed to kickstart a £150 million Digbeth regeneration scheme.

Beneficial Building in Birmingham city centre

Urban Coffee Co first to sign up to re-born Beneficial Building in Birmingham

Birmingham firm Urban Coffee Company has become the first to sign up to a major development bringing a landmark city building back to life.

The Mailbox in Birmingham

£50m improvement plan for Mailbox is 'ringing endorsement' for Birmingham

£50 million is to be invested in the Mailbox to improve facilities and attract more customers.

Snow Hill car park

Snow Hill car park to be transformed into huge office complex

Ambitious plans are being drawn up to turn Snow Hill Station’s dreary car park into one of the city’s largest office complexes.

James Howarth

Developer's plans to revitalise ‘bomb site’ as offices, shops and car parking

James Howarth, of developer Sterling Property Ventures, said he had been considering Great Charles Street for many years

An early representation of what the Lumina Building might look like

Plans released for new 14-storey Birmingham office block Lumina

Plans have been unveiled for a new 14-storey office block in Birmingham city centre.

The Parkside Building sitting comfortably next to Millennium Point in Eastside

The second phase of new Birmingham City University home under construction

A Birmingham university’s £180 million move to the city centre continues apace with the construction of a second new building in Eastside.

An image of what Three Snowhill could look like

Fresh hopes for Three Snowhill as plans submitted

Irish developer Ballymore has presented blueprints to Birmingham City Council to build a 15-storey commercial development at Three Snowhill.

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor