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Centenary Square as seen from the new library - 185 architects are bidding to win the contract to redesign it

Centenary Square design competition attracts nearly 200 architects

Entries received from all over the world to Royal Institute of British Architects' project to reshape public space outside library

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

A computer-generated image of the interior to the new Birmingham Conservatoire
After a raft of criticism for new plans, the dean overseeing the new Birmingham Conservatoire spells out why it is a step forward

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.
People were treated to an evening of drinks, canapés and revelry at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan
The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station
Original tunnel used for moving mail quickly across Birmingham still sits under former sorting office

Business In Pictures

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

After a raft of criticism for new plans, the dean overseeing the new Birmingham Conservatoire spells out why it is a step forward

How the Great Charles Street Estate looks today

Great Charles Street Estate sells to open up regeneration opportunity

Dunedin Property Asset Management and Angelo Gordon have bought seven prominent buildings in Birmingham city centre

General business

National Planning Policy Framework School Report: 48% Could do much better

The media is alive with the sound of planning policy again as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee publishes its report looking into the operation and impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Nike Fuelband
Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

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Centenary Square as seen from the new library - 185 architects are bidding to win the contract to redesign it

Centenary Square design competition attracts nearly 200 architects

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

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