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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
11 Apr 2022 - Stephen Giles
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The Construction of South Central - April 2022

South Central, a new 28-storey at the corner of Essex Street, is well underway - and we've snapped progress from the air.

With piling done, a crane is being installed on a site that will soon deliver high-quality living spaces, a tram-inspired facade, a commercial unit, and a crowning rooftop terrace.

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The Construction of South Central - April 2022





South Central, a new 28-storey at the corner of Essex Street, is well underway - and we've snapped progress from the air.

With piling done, a crane is being installed on a site that will soon deliver high-quality living spaces, a tram-inspired facade, a commercial unit, and a crowning rooftop terrace.


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South Central is a 28-storey new build of 154 apartments & a ground-floor commercial unit.

With Wates progressing well on site, the Essex Street Properties Ltd development, designed by Glancy Nicholls, is subject to an additional two storeys and twelve apartments, taking the city's latest tower up to 30 floors and 166 apartments.

With a clear aspiration for a necklace of well-designed talls extending from Belgrave Middleway up to the Holloway Head island, South Central will become the first of many.

Designed with an elegantly curved tram-inspired terracotta façade, the building will offer a selection of one to three-bedroom apartments, with a double-height commercial unit on Bristol Street.

Soon-to-be-enjoyed facilities for residents include a double-height ground-floor entrance, with reception, foyer, parcel, and post areas. A concierge, community room, and cycle storage space - including a workshop - for 76 bicycles, will also be provided.

The crowning feature, however, will be its spacious roof terrace, complete with an open-air sky garden that will feature spaces for socialising, relaxing, and even taking part in yoga classes. There will also be space for a dedicated rooftop cinema experience.

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..and as the site is a tight old affair, we flew overhead to capture the constrained site:

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Images taken on April 8, from Stephen Giles.

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All images are the property of Essex Street Properties Ltd/ Glancy Nicholls Architects.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
07 Apr 2022 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Lead Works 12-Storey Aparthotel Approved

LEAD WORKS - Approval has been granted today (April 7) to transform a car park site with a new 12-storey aparthotel.

The site, located at the corner of Tennant Street and Granville Street, lies immediately off Broad Street.

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Lead Works 12-Storey Aparthotel Approved





LEAD WORKS - Approval has been granted today (April 7) to transform a car park site with a new 12-storey aparthotel.

The site, located at the corner of Tennant Street and Granville Street, lies immediately off Broad Street.


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Designed by local practice, Glancy Nicholls Architects, Lead Works pays homage to the site's previous use as a Lead Mill in 1890 by featuring a largely red brick building, with a recessed teal glazed entrance, vertical banding, and titanium windows.

A new public bar and restaurant will be featured at ground floor level, with a mezzanine gallery lounge and 198-bedroom accommodation on the upper floors, in addition to new paving and greenery to the site's frontage. 

Revitalising and densifying a long-term car park, the site is currently owned by Lee Longlands - but they intend to sell the site to assist in their long-mooted plans to relocate their business elsewhere in the city.

Approved 8-0, these plans have been brought forward by Soller Group, Glancy Nicholls Architects, and PJ Planning.

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All artist's impressions are the property of Glancy Nicholls Architects

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
05 Apr 2022 - Stephen Giles
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Perry Barr Mixed-Use Container Park Nearing Approval

Plans for a vibrant new mixed-use container park providing affordable food and drink uses, as well as an outdoor screen and community events, are expected to be given the green light.

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Perry Barr Mixed-Use Container Park Nearing Approval





Plans for a vibrant new mixed-use container park providing affordable food and drink uses, as well as an outdoor screen and community events, are expected to be given the green light.


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Steel Life Group Ltd, in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, is seeking the go-ahead to build a vibrant 'Pop Up' Hub consisting of 86 steel containers, each providing affordable flexible space for local commercial and leisure businesses to thrive.

New housing, an enhanced Perry Barr train station, and improved access surround the island site at Galey Park, Walsall Road. The project, temporary for a period of seven years, will reinvigorate the site which would have otherwise have been left dormant.

Spread across two phases, phase one will see an initial 14 containers prior to the Commonwealth Games, with an additional 72 containers following the games.

Offices, retail, bars/restaurants, leisure, education, and other civic functions, could be included.

External seating areas, a play area, outdoor terraces, and giant outdoor screens for community events will be provided, catapulting Perry Barr into becoming a vibrant new destination.

These plans will be reviewed by Birmingham City Council's planning committee on 7 April.

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
03 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of The Square on Broad Street - April 2022

This tower is rising so fast, the core is up to floor 26 at least and the lower structure is up to the third floor columns. The core can be seen from all over the west side of the city now. Loads of construction photos in this update.

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The Construction of The Square on Broad Street - April 2022





This tower is rising so fast, the core is up to floor 26 at least and the lower structure is up to the third floor columns. The core can be seen from all over the west side of the city now. Loads of construction photos in this update.


6th February 2022

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13th February 2022

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27th February 2022

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6th March 2022

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24th March 2022

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2nd April 2022

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 170 photos of the construction of this building, and these can now be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Square, Broad Street - Full Construction Photo Gallery

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Your Place Your Space People & community
23 Mar 2022 - Your Place Your Space
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Ghost signs found at Lamp Works site on Great Hampton Street

During site preparation works at Codia Blackswan's Lamp Works on Great Hampton Street, old painted shop signs often referred to as "Ghost Signs" were found.

Wow, isn't uncovering hidden gems just wonderful!

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Ghost signs found at Lamp Works site on Great Hampton Street





During site preparation works at Codia Blackswan's Lamp Works on Great Hampton Street, old painted shop signs often referred to as "Ghost Signs" were found.

Wow, isn't uncovering hidden gems just wonderful!


Whilst the signs are slightly hard to decipher, they are believed to mark the former home of J.R. Stevens, a tailor, hosier, and general outfitters store which traded on Great Hampton Street around 100 years ago.

On the other side of the building, two further ghost signs were also revealed during the demolition. The ghost sign in view is the home of ‘Strawbridge Painter & Glazier’ at 30 Great Hampton Street, estimated to be at least a century old.

These are believed to showcase the former home of a business involved in ‘glass, china and all kinds of Earthenware’. Earthenware is glazed or unglazed nonvitreous pottery that is normally fired below 1,200 degrees celcius.

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The Lamp Works will be a residential led mixed-use scheme of 148 apartments, with the industrial heritage of the site reflected in the design of the building, its form and materials used.

A steel frame from one of the original buildings will be retained in memory of the original central factory space, referencing the sites key history in Jewellery Quarter.

Construction of the Lamp Works will begin in August 2021 with apartments ready for occupation in 2023.

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