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A £6m grant will help to complete restoration of the Grand Hotel

£6m boost to complete Grand Hotel works

Historic building in Birmingham city centre will finally reopen as a hotel in 2018 following grant award

Mohammed Fiaz, Barclays (second left) with staff from Mushtaq Sweet Centre in Alum Rock

Mushtaq Sweet Centre open new manufacturing hub

Mushtaq Sweet Centre, which was established in 1987, has opened the new 480 sq m site at Cato Street

James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham

Bilfinger GVA's James Walters wins national RICS award

James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham, won the Valuation category at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

Adam Meade, the new manager of Northfield Shopping Centre

Northfield Shopping Centre to see major facelift in 2016

Adam Meade has stepped up to the role of manager at Northfield Shopping Centre

William Frazier, managing director at Frazier's Wine Merchants

Frazier's Wine Merchants announces plans for £500k 'wine studio'

Frazier's events and tastings will have themes and are aimed at both trade customers and wine lovers

Highbury Hall restoration to be led by former Heritage Lottery Fund chairman

The new Trust running the historic Chamberlain family home in Moseley will be chaired by former Birmingham City Council planning director Les Sparks OBE

Car maker Aston Martin could be on the move across the West Midlands

Aston Martin 'considering Sutton Coldfield green belt' for new factory

Move by luxury car maker could see it also relocate headquarters from long-serving base in Gaydon to Peddimore

Amanda Hanmore, who has joined Trowers & Hamlins as a partner

Trowers & Hamlins launches commercial property practice

Amanda Hanmore was formerly a partner at Knights Solicitors where she led the firm’s real estate development team

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

Richard Honick, legal counsel at London & Cambridge Properties

London & Cambridge Properties appoints legal counsel

Richard Honick joins the existing legal team based at the company’s Millbank Tower offices in London

CGI of the Staycity serviced apartment complex in the Jewellery Quarter

Staycity unveils launch date for new Birmingham project

Dublin-based serviced apartment company will open 170-unit building in the Jewellery Quarter eight months later than originally planned

The Plough pub in High Street, Harborne, which is set to reopen following a £750,000 investment

Enterprise Inns invests in Midland pubs as sell-off programme continues

The firm sold off 260 pubs for £75 million in the year, as it prepares for new legislation

495 Hagley Road, to the right of Bubbles, is to be auctioned off next month

Former home of Bearwood massage parlour up for auction

Cottons is hoping to attract buyer for the old Bunnys Club site in Hagley Road to bring it back to life as a new commercial or residential premises

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

Lidl is eyeing this site in Stirchley for a new supermarket

Lidl eyes Fitness First site for new supermarket

Budget supermarket giant is planning to expand its footprint in Birmingham even further after lodging plans to take over gym and bowling alley plot in Stirchley

Developer chosen for £40m Kings Norton housing scheme

Kier Living has been brought in to oversee a major mixed tenure housing scheme on the Primrose Estate in Kings Norton

Cavendish House in Dudley

Cavendish House to be demolished ahead of £50m Dudley regeneration

Commercial property developer Avenbury Properties secured Cavendish House with a £800,000, and will now knock down the seven-storey building

Barclays left this branch in 2014 but it could soon house a new Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee eyes former bank in Moseley for new café

National chain is aiming to bring the Barclays building back into use but the move could cause controversy among Moseley's supporters of independent venues

Corstorphine + Wright has appointed Rav Kumar to lead its new Birmingham office

New Birmingham office and director at Corstorphine + Wright

Warwick-based architecture practice launches new office in the Jewellery Quarter and appoints Rav Kumar to lead the team

Brewsmiths will shut up shop tomorrow

Jewellery Quarter café to shut down

Brewsmiths has been open for four years but being 'too tucked away' has led current owner Andrew McKay to take difficult decision to close the business

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Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant

Mark Burnett, Mike Richardson, Quantem; Paul Judd.

Quantem celebrate first anniversary

Car maker Aston Martin could be on the move across the West Midlands

Aston Martin 'considering Sutton Coldfield green belt' for new factory

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