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Construction & regeneration
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Introducing ItsYourBuild - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

ItsYourBuild.com is all about the promotion of construction with community and the recognition that construction exists for people and communities to enjoy, value and engage in.  

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Introducing ItsYourBuild - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion




ItsYourBuild.com is all about the promotion of construction with community and the recognition that construction exists for people and communities to enjoy, value and engage in.  


ItsYourBuild is a FreeTimePays Community of Passion that utilises digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

 

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion for Construction and connect with people who share their passion.

 

With Passion Points and with the support of our FreeTimePays partners, we recognise people for the difference and contribution they make and the positive impact they collectively deliver.

 

Whether your interest is as a follower, a contributor or a potential partner, connect here.

 

Connect here to find out more about the products and partnerships on offer at ItsYourBuild.

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People & community
Displaying until 31 Dec 2018 - FreeTimePays

Connect with FreeTimePays for social impact, economic growth and community engagement

Take up a partnership with FreeTimePays, advertise, build brand image or even launch your own community of passion using FreeTimePays digital technology.

 

 

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Connect with FreeTimePays for social impact, economic growth and community engagement




Take up a partnership with FreeTimePays, advertise, build brand image or even launch your own community of passion using FreeTimePays digital technology.

 

 


There are many ways you can use and deploy FreeTimePays technology to engage your community and support your objectives. 

 

Take a look at the packages we offer and Connect with us for a solution that is tailored to meet your precise requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call us on 0121 410 5520 or Connect with us to discuss our partnerships.

 

For more about the FreeTimePays engagement suite and the many applications for engaging, inspiring and rewarding people for collectively making a difference, see more details here.

 

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Construction & regeneration
10 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square

The fourth floor of Two Chamberlain Square is almost complete in this update with photos from around the site showing the developing bulk of the building.

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square




The fourth floor of Two Chamberlain Square is almost complete in this update with photos from around the site showing the developing bulk of the building.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photo by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
10 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

The vertical details are amost fully installed on the main rise of the building and some of the bottom ledge has been added (first photo in the full post).

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




The vertical details are amost fully installed on the main rise of the building and some of the bottom ledge has been added (first photo in the full post).

Photo by Daniel Sturley


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Construction & regeneration
09 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Construction at Arena Central - August 2018

With One Centenary Square (HSBC UK HQ) virtually finished the focus moves to the construction of Three Arena Central for HRMC Midlands. Lots of photos in this update from some interesting angles and viewpoints.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction at Arena Central - August 2018




With One Centenary Square (HSBC UK HQ) virtually finished the focus moves to the construction of Three Arena Central for HRMC Midlands. Lots of photos in this update from some interesting angles and viewpoints.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
05 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Bank Tower Two has powered past it's older sibling now at the 23rd floor and the final cladding is ready to install on the lower floors. 14 photos in this update for the end of July and the start of August.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Bank Tower Two has powered past it's older sibling now at the 23rd floor and the final cladding is ready to install on the lower floors. 14 photos in this update for the end of July and the start of August.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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Construction & regeneration
02 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

Some interesting perspectives in this update including a couple of rainbows over the construction site.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




Some interesting perspectives in this update including a couple of rainbows over the construction site.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


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Landscape architecture
02 Aug 2018 - FreeTimePays

A West Midlands National Park - yes it is possible!

The reality of the vision put forward by Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture at BCU, is of a West Midlands region that would become home to the UK’s 16th official National Park.

This is a vision that will be of real interest to our growing Communities of Passion across the West Midlands.

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A West Midlands National Park - yes it is possible!




The reality of the vision put forward by Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture at BCU, is of a West Midlands region that would become home to the UK’s 16th official National Park.

This is a vision that will be of real interest to our growing Communities of Passion across the West Midlands.

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Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University, comments on the vision as follows:

“When we think of a National Park our natural inclination is to look at rural areas but there are swathes of natural beauty right here in the heart of a metropolitan region.

For a long time the West Midlands has been viewed as a concrete jungle and the way that we have carried out our planning and construction has fed into that but if you look at the maps in a different way, there is huge potential for this project. 

Not only could creating a National Park bring some real economic, social and environmental benefits, it would also drive investment, boost tourism and create new jobs at the heart of the country.

This vision is about making the most of the opportunities the region has right now and making sure the arrival of HS2, the Commonwealth Games and the City of Culture leave a lasting legacy here and something we can all be proud of.

This vision is all about quality of life. We want to have a better life, here together in the West Midland National Park"

With the engagement and support of the West Midlands community we can make this vision become a reality.

 

Dame Caroline Spelman MP & Prof Kathryn Moore with the National Park WM Proposal and model (June 2018)

That's where our Community of Passion comes in!

Watch this space for more on this exciting project.

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
02 Aug 2018 - FreeTimePays

Indicative cost of £319m to complete Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Construction News reports on Deloitte's cost analysis and according to Deloitte a contractor has provided an indicative cost of £319m for completing the build of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital at Sandwell.

With the contract expected to be awarded by the end of August, Sandwell & West Birmingham Trust are targeting a 2022 opening for the hospital.

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Indicative cost of £319m to complete Midland Metropolitan Hospital




Construction News reports on Deloitte's cost analysis and according to Deloitte a contractor has provided an indicative cost of £319m for completing the build of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital at Sandwell.

With the contract expected to be awarded by the end of August, Sandwell & West Birmingham Trust are targeting a 2022 opening for the hospital.


The estimated cost of protecting the site and for repairs due to damage caused by exposure is £21.5m,

Take link to Construction News for their full article. 

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Construction & regeneration
23 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Construction at Arena Central - July 2018

The concrete core for Three Arena Central, the new base for HMRC Midlands is almost finished and can be seen from quite a few vantage points, the HSBC HQ is essentially complete externally now.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction at Arena Central - July 2018




The concrete core for Three Arena Central, the new base for HMRC Midlands is almost finished and can be seen from quite a few vantage points, the HSBC HQ is essentially complete externally now.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
23 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square

Two Chamberlain Square is rising fast and has already produced a canyon feeling down Centenary Way, it is also looking big from the Museum and Art Gallery.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square




Two Chamberlain Square is rising fast and has already produced a canyon feeling down Centenary Way, it is also looking big from the Museum and Art Gallery.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
23 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

Progress continues on the external details and with nearly all the windows installed there are some great reflections to be found.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




Progress continues on the external details and with nearly all the windows installed there are some great reflections to be found.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
21 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Photography - Update

There has been a few more crane photos add to our Crane Photography feature, click: Crane Photography Gallery to see the developing gallery & send us yours!

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
20 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Construction at Arena Central - July 2018

There has been a large update of photos to the Arena Central construction gallery covering early July to the 14th and including the core for the HMRC Midlands building, this post has a selection of 8. To view the whole gallery going back to early construction of the HSBC (One Arena Central) building please click here: Arena Central Construction Gallery

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Construction at Arena Central - July 2018




There has been a large update of photos to the Arena Central construction gallery covering early July to the 14th and including the core for the HMRC Midlands building, this post has a selection of 8. To view the whole gallery going back to early construction of the HSBC (One Arena Central) building please click here: Arena Central Construction Gallery


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Construction & regeneration
18 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Another great sunny day for this update, the main structure is at the 21st floor and the lower floors are ready for the final cladding panels to be revealed.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Another great sunny day for this update, the main structure is at the 21st floor and the lower floors are ready for the final cladding panels to be revealed.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
17 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

Just a few in this week's update, from an interesting and always developing viewpoint near the Hyatt Regency Hotel looking towards the Paradise Birmingham site.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




Just a few in this week's update, from an interesting and always developing viewpoint near the Hyatt Regency Hotel looking towards the Paradise Birmingham site.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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Construction & regeneration
13 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Bank Tower Two's main structure is almost up to it's sibling Tower One and the cladding on the lower floors are almost ready for the final layer. A beautiful sunny day for the main photos in this update.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Bank Tower Two's main structure is almost up to it's sibling Tower One and the cladding on the lower floors are almost ready for the final layer. A beautiful sunny day for the main photos in this update.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
13 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Bank Tower Two on the Birmingham City Skyline from Clent Hills

This shot is from Clent Hills on the 7th July 2018. The Birmingham skline is constantly changing, in this shot we can see how Bank Tower Two on Broad Street will dominate the central cluster from a western viewpoint. More in BT2's update shortly.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
13 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

The construction of One Chamberlain Square is approaching external completion and starting to look like the finished building from some angles, it will change in it's look when seen from different angles, looking almost white from some. 9 more photos in the update.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




The construction of One Chamberlain Square is approaching external completion and starting to look like the finished building from some angles, it will change in it's look when seen from different angles, looking almost white from some. 9 more photos in the update.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
12 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

New Paving in Centenary Square

Bouygues left a little gap in the hordings around Centenary Square and Daniel got a sneek preview of the new paving!

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Architecture
10 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Beautiful Oozells Square in Brindleyplace - Feature Gallery - July 2018

Oozells Square is on of the most beautiful spots in the westside and Brindleyplace. Here is a gallery of the current photos we have, please send us more to add to this feature gallery!

Photo by Kev Maslin

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The Beautiful Oozells Square in Brindleyplace - Feature Gallery - July 2018




Oozells Square is on of the most beautiful spots in the westside and Brindleyplace. Here is a gallery of the current photos we have, please send us more to add to this feature gallery!

Photo by Kev Maslin


Photo by Daniel Sturley

Photo by Daniel Sturley

Photo by Daniel Sturley

Photo by Damien Walmsley

Photo by Tammie Naughton

Photo by Kev Maslin

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Photography
07 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City from Clent Hills

We have had a few great skyline photos added to the feature gallery, this from Daniel taken from Clent Hills, "you can see how the city drops away to the south into the Rea Valley is this wide shot". Two more in the full post by Simon Felton and Jay Tee

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The City from Clent Hills




We have had a few great skyline photos added to the feature gallery, this from Daniel taken from Clent Hills, "you can see how the city drops away to the south into the Rea Valley is this wide shot". Two more in the full post by Simon Felton and Jay Tee


From the south-west of Birmingham, looking over the 'Sea of Trees'

Photo by Simon Felton

From Edgbaston Reservoir

Photo by Jay Tee

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Architecture
06 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Stunning architecture across Birmingham - modern & classic!

Birmingham is a great example of a city undergoing huge change that recognises the importance of showcasing its history whilst looking to the future. This is no more evident than in the city's mix of stunning architecture, with modern and classic sitting in harmony.

Here is the first of many articles in our ongoing showcase of Birmingham's wonderful architecture.

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Stunning architecture across Birmingham - modern & classic!




Birmingham is a great example of a city undergoing huge change that recognises the importance of showcasing its history whilst looking to the future. This is no more evident than in the city's mix of stunning architecture, with modern and classic sitting in harmony.

Here is the first of many articles in our ongoing showcase of Birmingham's wonderful architecture.


Architecture has always been a passion of BirminghamWeAre. Now, we aim to grow it as a huge passion across our Community.

For this feature, we have been joined by so many of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' to create a wonderful gallery that will grow and grow as we continue to share our passion for great architecture with people who live in, work in and visit this great City.  

Here's a selection to demonstrate just how well our modern builds can sit in harmany with architecture that has helped shape this great city over many years. 

Let's start with some art and creativity - in, believe it or not, Lego! Yes, Legoland Birmingham have come up with a wonderful and creative way of showcasing this wonderful City and its architecture.

Legoland Birmingham. Photo by Gum Kenth.

 

Legoland Birmingham. Photo by Gum Kenth.

 

Let's now turn to the actual architecture itself. Here's just a brief look at what's on offer across Birmingham. 

So much more to admire from our 'People with Passion'. Connect here to view our even larger gallery of photography, all from Birmingham's 'People with Passion'. 

 

Selfridges and St Martin's Church, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Mailbox, Birmingham. Photo by Tammie Naughton.

 

Birmingham's Council House and Library. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham. Photo by Christine Wright.

 

Bank Tower Two and the Bank, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

The Cube from Gas Street Basin. Photo by Damien Walmsley.

 

Canal House, Gas Street Basin. Photo by Fay Loewy.

 

HSBC Retail HQ, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Hyatt and Cube, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Hyatt, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

St Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham. Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Classic architecture reflections in Baskerville House. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Along the canal. Photo by Raj Sanghera

 

Margaret Street, Birmingham. Photo by Victoria Ball.

 

Victoria Square, Birmingham. Photo by Raj Sanghera.

 

'Old Joe', Birmingham University. Photo by Tammie Naughton.

 

One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Grand Central, Birmingham. Photo by 'Mac' McCreery.

 

Selfridges, Birmingham. Photo by Imran Ali Bashir.

 

Bullring, Birmingham. Photo by Imran Ali Bashir.

 

The Cube, Birmingham. Photo by Imran Ali Bashir.

 

Birmingham University, Birmingham. Photo by Christine Wright.

 

BT Tower, Birmingham. Photo by Barry Whitehead.

 

Rotunda, Birmingham. Photo by Barry Whitehead.

 

Library of Birmingham and Rep Theatre. Photo by Tammie Naughton.

 

There are some wonderful partnership and advertising opportunities available at BirminghamWeAre. Take a look HERE and then connect with us to discuss further.

To be part of our growing 'People with Passion', connect with us HERE.

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Architecture
03 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham in Lego! Wow - just stunning!

Gum Kenth, Museum Manager at Birmingham Museum & Arts Gallery, kindly shares with us the pics he took on his tour of the City of Birmingham at Legoland Birmingham - what a great advert for the City! So imaginative and a great showcase of how modern & classic architecture can sit so well side by side.  

Take the full article for more great photos. 

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Birmingham in Lego! Wow - just stunning!




Gum Kenth, Museum Manager at Birmingham Museum & Arts Gallery, kindly shares with us the pics he took on his tour of the City of Birmingham at Legoland Birmingham - what a great advert for the City! So imaginative and a great showcase of how modern & classic architecture can sit so well side by side.  

Take the full article for more great photos. 


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Construction & regeneration
03 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Here's the last June update, a little late but some nice perspectives of the building.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Here's the last June update, a little late but some nice perspectives of the building.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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