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Development site? Chamber of Commerce House cannot be listed for five years

John Madin's Chamber of Commerce House immune from listing

Government decree means Edgbaston office block cannot be listed for five years in a move likely to pique interest of developers

Chamber of Commerce House could soon be immune from listing

Madin's Chamber of Commerce House set to be immune from listing

Another blow for fans of John Madin's work across Birmingham as special certificate is expected to be issued which means it cannot be listed for at least five years

CGI of the new ExtraCare village and residential development in Shirley

New images show future of Madin's Powergen site

Newly released CGIs coincide with planning approval for the demolition of another Madin building to make way for a retirement village and houses

After standing idle for two decades, work could start very soon on the Powergen building

Former Powergen site regeneration set for go ahead

Solihull planning chiefs expected to green light the demolition of Madin's vacant office block - bringing to an end 20-year wait for redevelopment

Silverstone was attracting the attention of Jaguar Land Rover in December

Review of 2015 - December: JLR eyes Silverstone, designer outlet village and new IT jobs

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover was eyeing an ambitious project to buy racing circuit Silverstone, the Government awarded permission to build a major outlet village in Cannock and an IT firm announced it was bringing 400 jobs to the city

Demolition of Central Library will start in earnest today

Major demolition works on Central Library starts

High reach excavator has been installed to bring down John Madin's library and Paradise Forum so work can commence on construction of the first two buildings in £500m Paradise project

CGI of plans to regenerate the former Powergen site in Shirley

Powergen plans to spell the end for Madin's office block

Long-awaited application is finally lodged to knock down and regenerate vacant building in Shirley town centre which has been empty for more than two decades

Support for Central Library demolition after last-ditch attempt to save it

Plea for a moratorium on John Madin building lead to rush of comments calling for it to be levelled

Supporters have called again for Central Library to be saved

Call for moratorium on Central Library demolition

Supporters pen letter to this week's Post pleading with council and Argent to halt development so new application for listed status can be made

New images show NatWest Tower demolition progress

While work to knock down the 22-storey John Madin building is largely taking place behind cover, these images show it is on track

CGI of the new-look Chamberlain Square

Paradise Forum to close as Central Library demolition nears

Walk through will shut this weekend and new road restrictions to come into force next month which will finally signal the end of John Madin's landmark library

A 330ft crane towering over the NatWest Tower

Time-lapse video: See giant NatWest Tower crane erected

A time-lapse video shows the painstaking work to put up the towering structure ahead of the development of the 103 Colmore Row building

The former Powergen site in Shirley

MP hits out at petition to save former Powergen building

Councillors, residents and Solihull MP Julian Knight have hit out at a petition to save the former Powergen building in Shirley, which was designed by city architect John Madin

CGI of how the new 26-storey tower will look

Green light for NatWest Tower demolition

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Birmingham City Council backs plans by Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring to build 26-storey replacement for unused John Madin building

The old home of NatWest Bank at 103 Colmore Row could soon be demolished

NatWest Tower demolition set for green light

City planners finally expected to approve the end of John Madin's 41-year-old tower which has sat vacant since 2003 and construction of its 26-storey replacement

Birmingham Central Library from Lost Victorian Britain by Gavin Stamp

Birmingham and the bulldozer: Historic buildings which met their maker

With some historic buildings set to be knocked down, we look back at some of the more controversial demolitions Birmingham has seen

CGI of the new Birmingham Conservatoire looking west along Jennens Road

Galliford Try to develop Birmingham Conservatoire

Construction group which led the £32m Edgbaston Stadium extension will lead £46m project to build a new conservatoire

Carillion project manager Nick Reay (left) with Ross Folley, regional manager of Lucion Environmental

Lucion Environmental wins Central Library demolition brief

Black Country environmental services firm carrying out asbestos surveying on John Madin's doomed library

Views from the Nat West tower in Birmingham

Pictures: View from the top of NatWest Tower

Our photographer gets a bird's eye view of the city from the roof of 103 Colmore Row as demolition of Madin's tower looms

Architect John Madin with a model of Central Library

The John Madin buildings being razed to the ground in Birmingham

A look at some of the work created by the divisive Moseley architect which has gone...or is living a charmed life


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