Re: HMV Institute - Birmingham
Posted by: seventhsea ()
Date: January 30, 2014 09:38AM

Quicksand Wrote:
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> seventhsea Wrote:
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> > Quicksand Wrote:
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> > > So, is the HMV Institute the old Custard
> > Factory,
> > > or is that another place?
> > >
> > > Shame the Hummingbird has shut AGAIN! Saw
> some
> > > great bands there over the years: Dan Reed
> > > Neetwork, RHCP, Henry Rollins, Faith No More,
> > > Nirvana, Soundgarden, Fishbone, Jane's
> > Addiction,
> > > The Almighty, Faster Pussycat and many more!
> >
> > No one will stay there long cos it's earmarked
> for
> > demolition if the developers ever decide to go
> > ahead with the scheme (currently on hold due to
> > the "economic climate"
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> I guess that includes pretty much the rest of Dale
> End as well then?

Yup - if i remember correctly - all that side of dale end, the market, the argos and the old Toys r Us and carpark the other side. Was the reason the Academy left that site in the first place (it had all been passed - part of the condition of granting the permission by the council was that an alternative site was found for the Academy) but then the shit hit the fan with the economy and its 'mothballed until at least 2014'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martineau_Galleries

"The design contains residential and office blocks as well as an open area surrounded by shops. There are also five rooftop gardens. There is also a block with two towers protruding one of which is estimated to be 110 metres in height with 29 floors and a sloped roof with two rooftop gardens either side of these. The other is shorter however also has the sloped roof. It is proposed that there are eight buildings in total on site. The shortest building will front Moor Street Queensway and has been temporarily named Moor Street Gallery as it is intended for cultural or retail use. All office buildings will have retail space on the ground floor and will be located on Corporation Street. The other large buildings, excluding the 110 metre residential tower, will have optional hotel space as well as residential space. The road which separates Priory Square from the multi storey car park is removed so therefore it will stop at the bridge at the entrance to The McLaren Building."

Pictures on this page - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=553488&page=2



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 01/30/2014 09:45AM by seventhsea.

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