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The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

High reach excavators tore off tonnes of concrete from the exterior of the divisive building, which is being knocked down to make way for the Paradise regeneration scheme

16-17 Lionel Street (blue doors) is set to be converted into upmarket apartments

New future for old Jewellery Quarter offices by 'bomb site' car park

Latest residential scheme will see office block vacant for 15 years converted into 14 high-end flats aimed at the upper end of the market

Willmott Dixon wins £148m Birmingham housing brief

Construction group joins Keepmoat and Wates on new city council repairs roster for council-owned houses

A computer-generated image of plans for a shopping centre in Oldbury

Bullring owner reveals plans for giant shopping complex in Oldbury

Long-awaited plans for new shops expected to generate a major jobs boost

CGI of new custody suite in Perry Barr

Willmott Dixon fined for delays in £20m police project

Stalled opening of two new custody suites means construction group is facing £1m penalty

Lloyds bank, on Alcester Road, Moseley

Concern as Lloyds announces the last bank in Moseley will close

Concern as Lloyds follows in the footsteps of Barclays and HSBC in announcing it will close its branch in the village

Jump Xtreme could soon join Air Space in Wolverhampton among the West Midlands' growing number of trampoline parks

Jump Xtreme eyes industrial estate for new trampoline park

New company plans to open its second site in former food wholesaler's depot in Staffordshire as interest grows in trampoline craze

CGI of Redrow's project at Pennine Grange in Tamworth

Redrow to build 1,100 new houses on former golf course

Housebuilding group acquires major site in south Staffordshire close to its Midlands HQ as it embarks on ten-year regeneration project

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

First it was Zizzi, now Byron is the latest restaurant group to have designs on the old ABC cinema in New Street

Hamburger chain Byron has designs on former New Street cinema

Last year it was poised to welcome Italian chain Zizzi but now the old ABC and Regent building is set to house the West Midlands' first Byron restaurant

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Member of congregation complains that development is too large as planning committee give the Clifton Road mosque the green light 

Martineau Galleries

MPs demand urgent action at "eyesore" Martineau Galleries

Councillors and MPs have called for the owners of Martineau Galleries to get moving and redevelop the site, which is larger than the Bullring

An ornamental lion at Zara's on Broad Street

Row over lions at Broad Street restaurant Zara's

The Victorian Society has spoken out after two lions have been added to the entrance of the Grade II-listed Zara’s restaurant

David Chance, Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Mark Blake from Lea Marston Hotel

£2m expansion for Sutton Coldfield hotel Lea Marston

Work has begun at Lea Marston Hotel on a scheme to increase in size by a fifth, create jobs and add 30 new bedrooms

Carluccio’s restaurant announced as part of Solihull town centre renaissance

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre

The sale of Colmore Plaza was one of the major deals in Birmingham last year

Investment on the rise in Birmingham property

Transactions hit £845 million as city property deals continue to attract interest and investment

Pictures: New mosque will unite wider community, architect claims

Computer-generated images of plans for a new £7.5m mosque on Alcester Road, Balsall Heath, show how it will regenerate the wider area

Paul Scott of Make Architects at the site of The Cube in 2008

Tributes after man who designed The Cube passes away

Architect Paul Scott, who changed the face of the city through his work, passed away aged 50 after a short battle with cancer

Bill Oliver will leave St Modwen in November after 13 years as chief executive

St Modwen chief executive to retire

Bill Oliver will step down from the role later this year after 13 years in post and 17 on the listed group's board

Lidl has resubmitted its plans to demolish this Fitness First gym and replace it with a new supermarket

Lidl pushes on with Fitness First demolition plan

Budget supermarket chain resubmits application for Stirchley gym and neighbouring bowling alley as it seeks to expand its foothold in Birmingham further

Videos & Photos

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

Charlie Toogood, Ian Stinger, both GVA; Martin Guest, CBRE

CBRE hosts party to mark anniversary

Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

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