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The Royal Angus has been given permission to expand - but its aesthetics came in for criticism

Expanding hotel labelled the ugliest building in Birmingham

Councillor says The Royal Angus is the city's most unsightly building - so we look at other times planners had been so scathing

James Cubitt, Chairman, IPF Midlands; Lord Finkelstein OBE, Guest Speaker; Chris Ireland, Chairman, IPF

Investment Property Forum hosts annual lunch

The Investment Property Forum held its annual lunch for the region's property professionals

Racing at Hall Green Stadium will now be a thing of the past

Hall Green Stadium to be demolished after fight to save historic track fails

Greyhound track opened in the 1920s will now close to make way for more than 200 houses in Birmingham suburb

Cheval Blanc interior

First look inside new Moseley bar Cheval Blanc offering cheese, wine and French lessons

Fancy a cheese flight and some French lessons? New bar Cheval Blanc offers both as well as fabulous wine

Brandauer Works could finally be reborn as student flats

New future for fire-damaged Birmingham factory

Old Brandauer works which has been vacant and derelict since 2000 to be reborn as student accommodation

CGI of the University of Birmingham's new sports centre which has been hit by more delays

University of Birmingham sports centre hit by more delays

Grand opening of city's first 50-metre pool and new sports arena has been put back to Christmas

The Forum (ABC) New Street in its heyday

Byron Hamburgers starts building a restaurant at former New Street cinema site

Posh Byron Hamburgers restaurant from London should be ready in October

Fresh Paradise road closures make Birmingham commuter headache worse

Busy area for bars is now closed to all traffic until next month as work continues on traffic element of £500m Paradise scheme

The former tram depot as it looks today

Sparkbrook tram depot regen back on the cards

Revised plans have been lodged to bring about a new life for the 103-year-old former tram depot which has fallen into a severe state of disrepair

The first office tenants have been revealed at The Grand in Colmore Row

The Grand welcomes first new office tenants

Trio of firms sign up to take office space in newly renovated former hotel building in Colmore Row

Baskerville House will be the home of a new foreign investment hub

Birmingham to house new Midlands foreign investment hub

Body takes with creating 1,400 new jobs and bringing in millions of pounds of international investment will be based in the city centre

Plans to expand The Royal Angus are due to be approved this week

Birmingham city centre hotel expansion poised for go ahead

Royal Angus to add almost 100 new bedrooms to complex in St Chad's Queensway as new Pure Gym takes shape

CGI of plans for the new Hornton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham's new hotel and conference centre set for green light

City planning chiefs expected to approve plans for 172-bedroom hotel and an enlarged conference and event venue at Edgbaston campus

Hall Green Greyhound Stadium

Hall Green Stadium campaigner says councillors will not be bullied by legal threat

Protest group optimistic that planning committee members will stand by their decision to reject the demolition of the greyhound stadium

Hopes of saving Hall Green Stadium fade as new report backs demolition

Last month councillors voted to save greyhound track, but now told by planning officials that their case is weak

Starbucks will pay £10m in tax over the next two year

Birmingham could get another drive-thru Starbucks

The company is hoping to open another venue at a former house

Boost as Three Snowhill developer commits to scheme despite suspending investment

M&G Real Estate has confirmed work will continue on the £200 million Three Snowhill scheme

Tom Aikens

Michelin-starred chef to open Tom’s Kitchen Birmingham

Tom Aikens, who currently has four restaurants in London and in Istanbul, said he was venturing outside the capital for the first time

Anne Marie Simpson (Homes and Communities Agency), Cllr John Clancy (Leader of Birmingham City Council), Charlie Spicer (Savills), Bob Tattrie (Trebor Developments)

Work starts on £8.5m Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham

City leaders say investment shows Birmingham's confidence amid post-Brexit uncertainty

CGI of plans to create an underground restaurant within One Colmore Row

New basement restaurant heading to Colmore Row

Yet another plan is brought forward to turn empty space in the Colmore Business District in a new restaurant

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Professor Mark Gilman, Birmingham City University; Adrian Maxwell, Fracino; John Mortimer, Angela Mortimer; Professor David Bailey, Aston University; Greg Lowson, GBCC

Financial outlook under debate at business breakfast

James Cubitt, Chairman, IPF Midlands; Lord Finkelstein OBE, Guest Speaker; Chris Ireland, Chairman, IPF

Investment Property Forum hosts annual lunch

Cheval Blanc interior

First look inside new Moseley bar Cheval Blanc offering cheese, wine and French lessons

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