Category Archives: Buildings, regeneration and that

HS2 Royal Assent

Please see the message below, shared on behalf of HS2: Dear Residents, As you may be aware, Phase One of the new High Speed Two Railway (HS2), the part of the route between the West Midlands and London, received Royal … Continue reading

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On-Street Parking in Digbeth – Public Consultation

Birmingham City Council is carrying out consultation about proposed on-street parking in Digbeth. Further details follow, and we would encourage as many of our readers to respond to the consultation as possible! About the Proposals For the purpose of the … Continue reading

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The Curzon Symposium

Back in December 2016, the great and the good met at BCU to discuss the Curzon Masterplan – essentially how Birmingham City Council hope to maximise the benefits of HS2 and prepare Digbeth for the high speed terminus. The Curzon … Continue reading

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Beorma Quarter – Phase 2

Work will soon start on the second phase of the Beorma Quarter project, creating one of Birmingham’s tallest office and residential buildings. To make way for the new Beorma tower, the old cinema currently sat derelict on Park Street (opposite … Continue reading

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HS2 Community Update – January 2017

Please see below for the first Community Update from HS2: “HS2 Ltd is committed to providing the latest information to communities affected by the project. This community update introduces our local community engagement teams, while explaining what stage the project … Continue reading

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Digbeth Car Rentals

Digbeth is on the brink of various changes, and I personally am concerned that this means the commercialisation of our area with (gasp) chains. One thing that keeps Digbeth different from other parts of the city is our high concentration … Continue reading

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Plans for The Paragon

The Paragon Hotel has seen its fair share of changes in its history. Originally built in 1903 by Lord Rowton to provide accommodation for migrant workers from Ireland, the grade II listed building became The Paragon Hotel in 1993. Given … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square. Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and we’ve included some choice comments below: … Continue reading

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January 2017 Meeting of DRA

When: Monday 9 January 2017, 18:00-19:30 Where: The Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Digbeth, B12 0LD Digbeth Residents Association invite you to their first meeting of 2017, to be held at the Old Crown on Monday 9 January. Representatives for … Continue reading

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Wholesale Memory

Birmingham’s markets were established by Royal Charter in 1166; the Wholesale Market opened in 1883, with the current market buildings opening in February 1974. As they will soon disappear to make way for the Smithfield development, Friction Arts have secured … Continue reading

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