Tag Archives: Connaught Square

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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Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties with an interest in the area, … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – The Plans

Plans for the long-awaited Connaught Square in Digbeth have finally been submitted to Birmingham City Council, attracting the attention of the media and public. The plans include 940 apartments, 65,000 sq foot of commercial space and a public promenade bordering … Continue reading

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Remember remember, the 4th November…

When: Friday 4 November, 20:30 onwards Where: outside The White Swan, 276 Bradford St, Birmingham B12 0QY Free! This Digbeth First Friday, celebrate the obligatory November fireworks with Digbeth Residents Association, taking place as per tradition, in The White Swan … Continue reading

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Developments in Digbeth

There have been some pretty major developments in Digbeth over the past few weeks, all of which (in my humble opinion) spell the beginning of a new chapter in the area: The purchase of the Connaught Square site in central … Continue reading

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Plans for Digbeth

Birmingham City Council has made some important decisions regarding the future of Digbeth recently, with development plans for currently unused buildings being approved. Harrison Drape An application for the refurbishment, conversion and extension of the former Harrison Drape building on … Continue reading

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Welcome to Digbeth…

Our readers who visit Digbeth regularly will have noticed that the hoardings around the failed Connaught Square development (opposite the Coach Station) are looking rather worse for wear at the moment… MT @ellrbrown: Bradford Street, #Digbeth – demolished site – … Continue reading

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Connaught Square for Sale

Last week it was reported in the press that Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (ROM Capital) will be selling the Connaught Square site. The 4.5 acre potential development is situtated across the road from Digbeth Coach Station and just 200 … Continue reading

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Reclaim The Spaces: picnicking in Connaught Square

The second Reclaim The Spaces guerilla picnic on Sunday 19th June wasn’t where I thought it would be when Carl and I set out with our well-packed picnic basket.  We were walking down Green Street towards Millennium Point, discussing the best way … Continue reading

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