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Construction with Community

ItsyourBuild/Birmingham is a community devoted to social value, creating a space where community and business can together make a positive social impact.

Launch date: June 2019
Combined FreeTimePays following: 101K


Community sponsors:

Construction & regeneration
Displaying until 31 Dec 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Introducing 'Map and Track' from It's Your Build

‘We’re all about connecting People and Community with Place, Construction and great Architecture for maximum Social Impact’

Take the post for details on 'Map and Track'.

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Introducing 'Map and Track' from It's Your Build





‘We’re all about connecting People and Community with Place, Construction and great Architecture for maximum Social Impact’

Take the post for details on 'Map and Track'.


“Map & Track” is a community engagement package run on several on-line communities powered by digital tech specialists, FreeTimePays. 

This is all part of a digital drive to connect more communities with their built environment and connect more developers, construction companies and architects with people who live and work in the places where they are building.

Social impact and the way the industry and its members can demonstrate the social value to the community resulting from the build is shaping many decisions today. “Map and Track” is all about building community connections that drive social value and create even greater social impact for the benefit of all.

Why Birmingham? Why the built environment?

Birmingham is a City undergoing huge change.  People want to know what’s up, what’s going up and what’s in the stage of being planned. 

There is an increasing number of people in Birmingham who enjoy modern architecture and love to follow the builds as they take shape. These are all people who, through their passion, enthusiasm and interest, can play an important role in shaping the future for the industry and encourage others to get involved.

Birmingham was an obvious place to launch our first digital space for connecting community with construction and construction with community.

“Map & Track” gives developers, architects and construction companies an effective way to engage and connect with people with shared values and it gives community an effective way of getting involved.

Over 100,000 people now follow a FreeTimePays community and our built environment sites and associated maps are now regular visited by people as a source of information, ideas and even inspiration. That’s just for Birmingham!

Starting with Birmingham, we have set up multiple accounts on traditional social media channels and this drives our huge and growing following.  For example, visit the largest twitter account of its type at https://twitter.com/BirminghamWeAre and our new dedicated account for builds at https://twitter.com/BuildsWeAre

We are currently rolling out a number of dedicated domains powered by FreeTimePays digital technology on which will sit our ‘Map and Track’ application.

www.ItsyourBuild.com

covering the built environment as a passion.

www.BirminghamWeAre.com

covering the built environment as one of over 20 passions.

www.ArchitectureAndUs.com

early in design but will feature builds of architectural value to Birmingham.

All of the above are featuring projects that use “Map and Track”.

Costs

“Map & Track” will ensure that information about your company, your property and your values (as well as links to contacts and websites) reaches more people and helps attract and grow a large following for you and your builds.

Costs start at £500 per annum per property featured (discounted for multiple properties) and your brand will appear prominently with every property featured.

Step by step, this is how it works!

Step 1

JOIN our community as an individual and/or organisation.

First, we’ll get you and your organisation listed at ItsYourBuild and other communities as appropriate.

Register HERE.

Step 2

We’ll SET UP your build(s) and project(s) for all followers to see.

This could be a new build, an existing property, an example of great architecture, or a feature you’d like to run with community contributors such as a photography tour, a ‘did you know’ series, a topic for a survey or a debate.

Select your interest and tell us more HERE

If it’s a new build, then our team may already be featuring it at Itsyourbuild and we can move forward several steps, attach your branding and engage our followers in the build.

Step 3

MAP the project.

If the project relates to a new or existing build where the application process has been followed, then it should already be included on the Birmingham development map we share with our partners Greater Birmingham Developments. If not, it will now be added.

We will now create a site view with a link to take viewers and followers to your property on the map.

Step 4

Add your BRAND.

In partnership with yourselves, we will now ensure your brand is attached to the project. These images, such as the company logo, will subsequently appear on all posts and all material that you sign off prior to it being published.

Add the brands and images you want to see here and promote the project partnership, collaboration and any community links.

Step 5

We’ll create the first POST with links to your PROJECT.

The first introductory post will tell viewers about the project. We’ll do all the work and we will inform you at all stages.

If the project is to tell people about a build, then we would suggest this includes all content that will help promote the build and the organisations involved, the developer, the architect and the contractor. Let’s include those great artist’s impressions as well.

Step 6

Publish through all appropriate channels.

You’ll be given complete digital access to all content via the FreeTimePays unique Community Workspace, so you can be involved as much or as little as you wish in the creation of posts.

Once you’re happy, we’ll publish and link the post and article to all social media and direct message accounts for maximum exposure.

We’re now up and running and connected to community!

From here, we can discuss your on-going needs and support your community engagement in whatever way you require. 

All for £500 per annum, we’ll add and create ...

Photos, videos, etc building a huge bank of useful and informative content.

Images and build your gallery with the support of our contributors.

Web and URL links to content of your choice.

Multiple posts to drive social media coverage.

Regular content for inclusion in our e-news.

We can also discuss with you ...

Inviting our community contributors to actively participate.

Opening up photo opportunities and visits for creative contributors to attend.

Engaging our community in surveys, polls and discussions.

There is so much we can offer and so many ways we can engage community.

 

For further details and discuss your requirements:

Jonathan Bostock, ItsyourBuild co-ordinator for FreeTimePays

e: jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com

t: 0121 410 5520

m: 07432 637322

ItsYourBuild

‘We’re all about connecting People and Community with Place, Construction and great Architecture for maximum Social Impact’

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Displaying until 30 Sep 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Introducing One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK

Take the full post for details of the build at One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK.  Images by Paradise Birmingham.

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Introducing One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK





Take the full post for details of the build at One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK.  Images by Paradise Birmingham.

Map of the Site


PROJECT DETAIL:

1st building of ten in the overall ‘Paradise’ 1.8 million sq ft development

USE:

172,000 sq ft offices – taken up in its entirety by PwC (1400 employees, with the potential for another 1000 as part of growth plans). There will also be up to 11,000 sq ft restaraunt/bar space - with the opportunity for 4 ground floors units, or two larger units.

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS:

Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP)

(Birmingham City Council and BT Pension Scheme)

Hermes Investment Management

Argent 

ARCHITECTS:

Eric Parry Architects 

CONTRACTOR:

BAM Construction 

PLANNING APPLICATION NUMBER:

2015/05012/PA (Reserved Matters)
2014/05319/PA (Variation Of Condition)
2012/05116/PA (Outline)
(https://bit.ly/2qQZ32O)

PHOTOS & IMAGES from Eric Parry Architects & Paradise Birmingham

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16 Aug 2019 - FreeTimePays
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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the City's creatives (August 2019)

A wonderful gallery of stunning photography from the 18th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with stunning views of the City, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square, Westside, Broad Street, the canal at Gas Street Basin and the ongoing works at Arena Central. Enjoy! 

Above photo courtesy Barry Whitehead.

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'Sky High' Birmingham from the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the City's creatives (August 2019)





A wonderful gallery of stunning photography from the 18th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel with stunning views of the City, Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square, Westside, Broad Street, the canal at Gas Street Basin and the ongoing works at Arena Central. Enjoy! 

Above photo courtesy Barry Whitehead.


View from Hyatt Regency to the Centenary Square on to the Library of Birmingham and beyond

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

Photo courtesy Pete Davies 

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Tammie Naughton

 

View from Hyatt Regency to the Chamberlain Square and beyond

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Tammie Naughton

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

View from Hyatt Regency to Arena Central

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

 

View from Hyatt Regency over Westside and up Broad Street

Photo courtesy Dave Fieldhouse

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

 

View from Hyatt looking down on Gas Street Basin, the canal and historic Birmingham

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Photo courtesy Pete Davies

Photo courtesy Simon Felton

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

 

Panoramic Birmingham

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead 

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12 Aug 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of The Mercian in Birmingham - August 2019 update

The Mercian on Broad Street in Birmingham can now be seen above ground!  We can't wait till it appears on the skyline from further away. Take this update for some great photos.

Map of the site

Greater Birmingham Developments Overview Map

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The Construction of The Mercian in Birmingham - August 2019 update





The Mercian on Broad Street in Birmingham can now be seen above ground!  We can't wait till it appears on the skyline from further away. Take this update for some great photos.

Map of the site

Greater Birmingham Developments Overview Map


The Mercian can now be seen rising out of the ground. 

Progress continues at an incredibly fast pace with groundworks rapidly commencing across all parts of the site, with the lift formwork now being constructed.

Given all of this, we can now see the build peek above the hoardings.

Photo by Reiss Gordon Henry.

Webcam image from modaliving.reachtimelapse.co.uk

 

Photos by Daniel Sturley 

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09 Aug 2019 - Stephen Giles
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Exchange Square update as the build gets ever closer to completion

New external balconies are being added and brickwork is also rapidly nearing completion. Take the full post with latest photos by Reiss and artists impressions from Stephenson Studios.

Map of the site 

Greater Birmingham Developments Overview Map

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Exchange Square update as the build gets ever closer to completion





New external balconies are being added and brickwork is also rapidly nearing completion. Take the full post with latest photos by Reiss and artists impressions from Stephenson Studios.

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Greater Birmingham Developments Overview Map


ARTIST IMPRESSIONS

Artist Impressions by Stephenson Studio

Post by Stephen Giles/ Photos by Reiss Gordon Henry

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