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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 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


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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


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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.

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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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Environment & green spaces
25 Jul 2018 - Christine Wright

Kings Heath Park - a much loved green space in the Birmingham suburbs

Take the full post for a selection of photos looking at the life of Kings Heath Park throughout the seasons. 

The park is managed by Birmingham City Council, with the help of a team of local volunteers, the 'Friends of Kings Heath Park'.

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Kings Heath Park - a much loved green space in the Birmingham suburbs




Take the full post for a selection of photos looking at the life of Kings Heath Park throughout the seasons. 

The park is managed by Birmingham City Council, with the help of a team of local volunteers, the 'Friends of Kings Heath Park'.


All photography by Christine Wright.

Find out more about the 'Friends of Kings Heath Park' by connecting here.

Kings Heath Park is centered on the Park House which was built in 1832 for the MP, William Congreve Russell. In 1880, it was bought by John Cartland (ancestor of the author Barbara Cartland, lover of pinkness and author of  romantic novels!).

The land was sold to the council and opened as a public park in 1908. The building houses council offices and the Cartland Tea Rooms.

Plants are available for sale in the nursery at Kings Heath Park.

Let's take a look at the Park though the seasons :

Photography by Christine Wright.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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22 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018

Here's a selection of my photography over the last couple of weeks, above is the view from Frankley Beeches looking towards the Birmingham city centre skyline.

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Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018




Here's a selection of my photography over the last couple of weeks, above is the view from Frankley Beeches looking towards the Birmingham city centre skyline.


The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

Library of Birmingham Click to see the Feature Gallery

Westide Click to see the Feature Gallery

Arena Central Click to see the Feature Gallery

Bank Tower Two Click to see the Feature Gallery

The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham City Skylines Click to see the Feature Gallery

One Chamberlain Square Click to see the Feature Gallery

Bank Towers One and Two Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Architecture Click to see the Feature Gallery

The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

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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!

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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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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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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.

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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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People & community
15 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Windrush Generation Inspired Chelsea Flower Show Winner 2018

This year Birmingham won it's seventh gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show with it's Windrush Generation inspired entry. The main part, the ship, is now on display outside the Council House in Victoria Square. Take the full post to see a gallery of photos.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Windrush Generation Inspired Chelsea Flower Show Winner 2018




This year Birmingham won it's seventh gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show with it's Windrush Generation inspired entry. The main part, the ship, is now on display outside the Council House in Victoria Square. Take the full post to see a gallery of photos.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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
12 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Ikon Art Gallery in Birmingham

Birmingham UK, I love this building, the Ikon Art Gallery in Brindleyplace and it is the outstanding feature of Oozells Square, especially in the summer sunshine, even if photo-bombed by the BT Tower!

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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

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Food & drink
09 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Wow! What a great food festival! Well done Colmore Bid in Birmingham!!

View our article for a selection of wonderful photography taken at Colmore Food Festival in Birmingham (July 2018). Many thanks to those at the Colmore Bid team who have supplied us with some wonderful images and for organising this great event.

We hope you enjoy this gallery. Connect with us for great partnership opportunities or become a People with Passion.

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Wow! What a great food festival! Well done Colmore Bid in Birmingham!!




View our article for a selection of wonderful photography taken at Colmore Food Festival in Birmingham (July 2018). Many thanks to those at the Colmore Bid team who have supplied us with some wonderful images and for organising this great event.

We hope you enjoy this gallery. Connect with us for great partnership opportunities or become a People with Passion.


Roll on Colmore Food Festival 2019 set to be even bigger!

Contact us HERE to support us in promoting our Food & Drink Birmingham Passion or show your passion for your City by joining our People with Passion.

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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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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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Rivers, lakes & canals
04 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham - more miles of canal than Venice!

Birmingham has 35 miles of canals, more than Venice. Enjoyed by walkers, joggers, cyclists, and narrowboat owners, the canals are important to Birmingham & we must protect them.

View photos from our 'People with Passion' Damien Walmsley, Mac McCreery, Chris Fletcher, Barry Whitehead, Tammie Naughton, Peter Leadbetter & Daniel Sturley. 

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Birmingham - more miles of canal than Venice!




Birmingham has 35 miles of canals, more than Venice. Enjoyed by walkers, joggers, cyclists, and narrowboat owners, the canals are important to Birmingham & we must protect them.

View photos from our 'People with Passion' Damien Walmsley, Mac McCreery, Chris Fletcher, Barry Whitehead, Tammie Naughton, Peter Leadbetter & Daniel Sturley. 


We hope you enjoy this showcase of photography taken at various places along the canals that flow through and around Birmingham.

For more great photography showcasing the canals in and across Birmingham and the West Midlands. view our passion HERE.

For more details on the 30+ Passions now covered by BirminghamWeAre and the FreeTimePays digital space given free to 'People with Passion', connect with us HERE or call Jonathan on 07432 637322. 

For more details on the many and flexible partnerships available, view our post HERE.

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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.  

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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.  

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

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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02 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

A nice sunny day for this construction update for One Chamberlain Square, over half the ceramic vertical details are added with the mounting frames for most of the rest are installed. 10 photos in this gallery from 24th June.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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A nice sunny day for this construction update for One Chamberlain Square, over half the ceramic vertical details are added with the mounting frames for most of the rest are installed. 10 photos in this gallery from 24th June.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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Travel & tourism
02 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Martin Guest Managing Director of property consultants CBRE with HIS suggestion for '48 Hours in Birmingham'

We kick off our mid-summer run of '48 Hours in Birmingham' with Martin Guest's suggestions. More to follow through the week.

See our full post to see how Martin would recommend a visitor to our City spends '48 hours in Birmingham'.

For other '48 hours in Birmingham' posts and suggestions, take the project link.

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Martin Guest Managing Director of property consultants CBRE with HIS suggestion for '48 Hours in Birmingham'




We kick off our mid-summer run of '48 Hours in Birmingham' with Martin Guest's suggestions. More to follow through the week.

See our full post to see how Martin would recommend a visitor to our City spends '48 hours in Birmingham'.

For other '48 hours in Birmingham' posts and suggestions, take the project link.


Coincide your visit with a trip to Britain’s busiest theatre - no, it’s not in London’s West End, it’s right here in Birmingham!

Photo by Daniel Sturley

Whether you are a fan of musicals, opera, dance or ballet – Birmingham Royal Ballet is based here or want to catch a top-flight comedian, The Hippodrome has the show for you.

Either before or after a Friday night performance, I’d stop off at The Victoria, a traditional pub on nearby John Bright Street with a great choice of real ales.

For cricket fans, a game at Edgbaston is a must. Home to Warwickshire CCC and the Birmingham Bears, it’s undeniably the best ground outside Lords, and a favourite among England players, and not without reason: England has lost just one match there since 2008. No wonder they call it ‘Fortress Edgbaston’! 

Photo by Debra Power

There’s a great line up this year, with visits from two of the world’s greatest cricketing nations, Australia and India, for a floodlit T20 and a test respectively.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

If you can’t get either of these hot tickets, Edgbaston is the home of the T20 domestic finals.

Even if the cricket’s a bit slow, you can always rely on the crowds in the legendary Eric Hollies stand to keep you entertained. They’re the England team’s 12th man!

After the game, head into the city for dinner. A steak at Gaucho, 55 Colmore Row, or a curry at Asha’s on Newhall St – fitting if you’ve been to the India test – would top my list.

I’d work that off on Sunday with a walk.

The city centre has a wealth of fantastic architecture to explore. Modern icons such as Selfridges, the Library of Birmingham and New Street Station live cheek by jowl with the Victorian buildings which burgeoned as the city prospered from the Industrial Revolution. 

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

It’s equally fascinating to see the emergence of a new generation of buildings, including the HSBC and HMRC HQs at Arena.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

New build is also underway at Paradise, creating a walkway from the Library of Birmingham which reveals Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in a totally different light.  

Photo by Raj Sanghera

I’d probably steer my city walk towards the Jewellery Quarter, and not just to take in the lovely St Paul’s Church, set in the city’s only Georgian square. 

Photo by Damien Walmsley 

The JQ is becoming as well known for its bar scene as its jewellery making, with an award-winning gin bar and a specialist whisky bar, housed in the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, among its draws.

Photo by Birmingham Museums

In my book, Sunday’s not Sunday without meat and at least three veg. I’d head for the Red Lion, an old-school pub which serves up a crackling (see what I did there?) roast and all the trimmings from £12.95.  

That said, The Highfield in Edgbaston is also a great alternative: all the roasties you can eat, extra yorkies and bottomless gravy.

What’s not to like?

Enjoy Birmingham!

 

 

 

 

 

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