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Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922

How a city answered the call when the time came

  • BT

Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.

Inside Gas Retort House

Hallelujah! Church plans at historic gasworks get green light

Work can start on a new church off Broad Street after Birmingham City Council planning committee grants permission

CGI of One and Two Chamberlain Square, part of the Paradise development

Overnight Paradise Circus road closure not going ahead

Planned trio of overnight roadworks between Broad Street and Great Charles Street cancelled

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank on Broad Street

Hidden Spaces exhibition launches at former Municipal Bank

Event welcomes 150 to bank building Broad Street as free exhibition runs all this week's featuring photos of Birmingham's rich architectural heritage

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank on Broad Street.

Hidden Spaces: Birmingham Municipal Bank photography exhibition to open to public

Exhibition is culmination of the Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked 2015’ programme of events

Map of road closures affected by Paradise development from June 2015

Birmingham traffic chaos worsens with new Paradise Circus road closures

A major road through Birmingham will be reduced to one lane later this month as part of the key £500 million scheme

Birmingham skyline taken from the Alpha Tower

Why on Earth is high rise considered high quality?

Are high-rise buildings really the be all and end all for city-centre architecture, asks Joe Holyoak.

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston

Chinese investors plan to demolish and redevelop Chamber of Commerce House

Chamber headquarters set to become latest John Madin building to be razed to the ground if deal goes through

Comedian Jasper Carrott at St Johns Hotel in Solihull.

Video: Jasper Carrott backs BID to boost image of Broad Street

The star was guest speaker as the Westside Business Improvement District launched the ballot needed to ensure it can raise a levy and provide services

Broad Street's business improvement district is to receive up to £155,000

City council to bail out Broad Street business body

Business improvement district to receive up to £155,000 to help run services ahead of key ballot on whether to continue with body

CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank work on Broad Street to begin this year

Work on the landmark scheme now set to be underway later this year after Glancy Nicholls Architects drew up plans

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham - one of many 'Hidden Spaces' around the city

Video: Hidden Spaces events launched at Electric cinema

Short film showcases some of the buildings which will feature in a month-long programme of events taking a look behind some of Birmingham's neglected places

The Brasshouse Language Centre on Sheepcote St, Birmingham.

Brasshouse Language Centre is being 'run down' deliberately, claim users

The Brasshouse Language Centre in Birmingham centre could be forced to move as the building is ‘unviable’

House Purchase document for Birmingham Municipal Bank

Hidden Spaces: The story of Britain's first Municipal Savings Bank

The building was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt, the architect of the nearby and equally grand Baskerville House

CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank scheme for hotel and apartments on Broad Street gets go-ahead

Permission granted for 22-storey apartment block next to 18-storey hotel despite concerns about noise levels

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

Broad Street in Birmingham

Karaoke Box and Rub Smokehouse heading to Birmingham's Broad Street

The pair have taken the final two units at the Regency Wharf leisure scheme off the popular nightspot

Pebble Mill studios in Edgbaston closed in 2004

Veteran reporter: BBC broke pledge over plans for Birmingham

  • BBC

Failure to develop Midlands base after Pebble Mill closure 'a scandal'

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Apartments planned near Arena Central as city centre living growth continues

New proposals for city flats close to Broad Street will tap into moves by companies such as HSBC which are bringing thousands of staff to Birmingham

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