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CGI of tram on Stephenson Street. Part of proposed extension to Midlands Metro line which would see trams connected from Snow Hill Station to New Street Station

Video: Sneak preview of Birmingham Metro route with trams to return next month

Work set to complete on the Metro extension but, to take the mystery out of it, we have filmed a short video showing the journey along the new line

Seven Capital has received the green light for its Granville Lofts (above) and Ridley House developments

Green light for Seven Capital's apartment complexes

Brace of projects in Birmingham city centre will deliver a further 177 apartments on two plots of vacant land

CGI of the Granville Lofts development

Seven Capital set for green light on latest apartment complex

Eyesore plot near Broad Street could become new £17m housing scheme containing 112 flats if backed by city planners

Walkabout in Broad Street will soon have two new sister sites in Solihull and Lichfield

Two new Walkabout Australian bars in West Midlands after sale

Après Bars Solihull and Lichfield will be refurbished and re-open as Walkabouts in September –  in time for the Rugby World Cup

Galliford Try has won the £66m contract to build 2 Arena Central for HSBC

Galliford Try wins £66m contract to build new HSBC base

Construction group behind £32m Edgbaston Stadium expansion wins latest brief in city to construct 2 Arena Central in Broad Street

Bournville is one of the shopping areas which would have been served by the BID

Stirchley, Cotteridge and Bournville firms narrowly reject business improvement district

The creation of Birmingham's 12th BID flounders on 52 per cent 'no' vote


Westside BID gets go-ahead

Broad Street BID was wound-up at the end of March this year, with businesses balloted on its successor organisation at the end of June

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

Le Bistrot Pierre is hoping to opens its first Birmingham restaurant in Gas Street

Le Bistrot Pierre eyes Gas Street for first Birmingham restaurant

French group brings forward new plans to open venue in the listed former headquarters of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Company

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


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