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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
03 Apr 2021 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Construction of One Centenary Way - April 2021

This build is going up fast now, hard to keep up! The steel structure is rising very apparently from all angles with the central core structure on pause while the rest of the building catches up. Great set of recent photos in this article and many more in the full construction gallery in the feature project.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - April 2021





This build is going up fast now, hard to keep up! The steel structure is rising very apparently from all angles with the central core structure on pause while the rest of the building catches up. Great set of recent photos in this article and many more in the full construction gallery in the feature project.


25th March

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28th March

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30th March

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1st April

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Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
01 Apr 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

APPROVED: Port Loop, Phase 3

Phase 3 of Port Loop - Birmingham's premier new island community - has been approved this morning by planning committee (01.04.21) .

The site will now be unlocked with the exciting delivery of 98 new canal-side homes, public and private green spaces, and the planting of over one hundred trees across the site.

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APPROVED: Port Loop, Phase 3





Phase 3 of Port Loop - Birmingham's premier new island community - has been approved this morning by planning committee (01.04.21) .

The site will now be unlocked with the exciting delivery of 98 new canal-side homes, public and private green spaces, and the planting of over one hundred trees across the site.


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Composed of two housing ideologies, the dwellings will be arranged in 8 terrace blocks running parallel to the canal and Rotton Park Street. Each will be equipped with terraces & will be centred on two spacious internally shared courtyards.

They include 29 two & three storey factory-built ‘Town Houses’—a build already used in earlier phases, and a new one for Port Loop: 69 two & three storey factory-built ‘Row Houses’—all designed by London architecture studio, shedKM.

Significantly, a new section of the canal towpath will be opened up - and this will form a major part of the newly landscaped public realm for both residents and the public to enjoy.

Around 110 new trees will be planted around courtyard areas and within proximity of the dwellings; 13 will be planted beside the canal towpath—with the area set to include new seating, hedges, and other landscaping works.

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Town House allows residents to choose their own internal layout, the number of bedrooms, and room sizes; Row House will equally be as customisable but will be smaller, simpler and more affordable.

Around 10% of new homes across the site already provide affordable housing provision, including here, and with more to come. Each of the 98 dwellings will also be presented with a single car parking space alongside secure storage for two bicycles.

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SNEAK PEAK OF TOWN HOUSE & ROW HOUSE: WIRRAL WATERS, BIRKENHEAD: 

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Spanning 43-aces, this canal-side site, a mere 10-15 minute walk from the city centre, will soon offer up to 1,150 new homes, retail offerings, new stretches of unlocked canal towpath & leisure spaces.

Follow our social media channels for more updates!

All images are the property of shedKM & Urban Splash.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
30 Mar 2021 - Stephen Giles
Gallery

OCTAGON: Amendments to World's Tallest Octagonal Skyscraper

Octagon is the world's tallest pure octagonal residential tower - and it's set to dominate the Birmingham skyline!

Newly refined plans have gone in for this unique new skyscraper earmarked for Paradise - on the back of feedback from prospective contractors & investors. 

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OCTAGON: Amendments to World's Tallest Octagonal Skyscraper





Octagon is the world's tallest pure octagonal residential tower - and it's set to dominate the Birmingham skyline!

Newly refined plans have gone in for this unique new skyscraper earmarked for Paradise - on the back of feedback from prospective contractors & investors. 


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Soaring to 49 storeys tall (155m/ 510ft), this unique landmark build-to-rent skyscraper will set a new barometer for healthy, sustainable and quality new homes for the city.

Bouncing on to the scene in October 2020, Octagon is back with several key design & engineering refinements, following dialogue with planning officers, prospective contractors, and investors - one of which is said to be in advanced talks with Argent.

These amendments have resulted in Octagon becoming a much clearer building arrangement, driven by function & user requirements.

KEY REFINEMENTS

  1. Removal of plant space at level 1 & 27-28, alongside a reduction in plant space at the very top of the building. 
  2. ​The residential mix now aligns with prospective requirements from investors.
  3. Revised building entrances & a clear delineation between retail & amenity.

1: The removal of plant space has come following talks with prospective contractors.

An additional 24 apartments have replaced these spaces - further increasing the deliverability of the project. Octagon now provides 370 apartments.

All units, which range from 51.3-115sqm, all comfortably exceed the minimum National Space Standards & are still, by some distance, the largest in the city.

2: The prominent site is seen as an unparalleled opportunity at the ‘premium’ end of the market and is highly likely to appeal to single households and couples.

For that reason, all one-bed (one person) units have been scrapped in favour of a higher proportion of one-bedroom (two person) apartments.

The full mix comprises 218 one (two persons), 144 two (four persons), and 8 three-bedroom (6 person) premium apartments. 30 apartments (8.1%) will be allocated for affordable private rent.

3: Design development and feedback from investors’ has resulted in changes to the entrances and ground floor areas. The key changes will see:

  1. A new retail entrance off Great Charles Street;
  2. Grand residents’ entrance from Paradise Circus Queensway;
  3. Increased amenity floorspace & reconfigurations of both lower & upper ground floors;
  4. Dedicated cycle access provided off Paradise Circus;
  5. Taxi & drop-off access likely within a drop off bay on Great Charles Street.

These bustling new spaces will add vitality and life to the frontages.

A mixture of gym space, wellbeing hub, cycle store, resident's lounge & storage space will be provided; as well as a reception area and cafe space.

The updated plans will now go to public consultation, ending on April 12th.

UPDATED RENDERINGS OF OCTAGON, BIRMINGHAM

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& HOW IT LOOKED BEFORE THE CHANGES:

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All images the property of Glenn Howells Architects.

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Elliott Brown Modern Architecture
24 Mar 2021 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Introducing the Orion Building

The Orion Building was built from 2004 until 2006. Located on John Bright Street, Navigation Street and Suffolk Street Queensway. It is 90 metres tall. There is a Sainsbury's Local on Navigation Street. The building is opposite The Mailbox and is visible from the flyover on Suffolk Street Queensway.

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Introducing the Orion Building





The Orion Building was built from 2004 until 2006. Located on John Bright Street, Navigation Street and Suffolk Street Queensway. It is 90 metres tall. There is a Sainsbury's Local on Navigation Street. The building is opposite The Mailbox and is visible from the flyover on Suffolk Street Queensway.


The Orion Building is usually seen in a pair with the Beetham Tower. Especially in the views up and down Suffolk Street Queensway. Built from 2004 to 2006, the architects was BBLB Architects.

Some history of the site. A building by Frederick W. Lloyd was built on John Bright Street in 1901. This was demolished in 2002. The facade of a hotel built from 1899 to 1900 by A. B. Phipson was retained when the Orion Building was built from 2003 to 2005.

Located on Navigation Street is a Sainsbury's Local. The Stable, a pizza and cider restaurant / bar opened on John Bright Street in late 2015 or early 2016. An Indian Restaurant later open nearby on Navigation Street by 2017 called Tamatanga.

 

Gallery below of the Orion Building over the years ...

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Photos above by Elliott Brown.

 

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Photos above by Daniel Sturley.

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
23 Mar 2021 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Construction of One Centenary Way - March 2021 Update Two

A lot is happening now at the site and the progress is fast! The building will be structurally all steel and the full girth of it can be seen from Centenary Square (the first photo in the main article). The outer perimeter structure is visable from all around the site and the central core structure is rising fast too with a maze of black girders appearing above the hordings.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March 2021 Update Two





A lot is happening now at the site and the progress is fast! The building will be structurally all steel and the full girth of it can be seen from Centenary Square (the first photo in the main article). The outer perimeter structure is visable from all around the site and the central core structure is rising fast too with a maze of black girders appearing above the hordings.


Construction of One Centenary Square in Birmingham

The following images have been taken during March 2021.

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All photography by Daniel Sturley

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