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03 Feb 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon at Paradise Birmingham - February 2023 Photo Update

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The Octagon is rising from the ground fast now and the concrete core has reached the third floor with the outer structure on the lower levels chasing behind. Photos from December 2022 through January 2023 in this gallery update, but don't forget we have many more in the main construction photo gallery for this build and a link is in the article...

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There are now nearly 500 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of recent additions to the full construction photo gallery...

28th December 2022

7th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor  Daniel Sturley

13th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Elliott Brown

14th January 2023

15th January 2023

18th January 2023

19th January 2023

21st January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Daniel Sturley

26th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Elliott Brown

28th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Daniel Sturley

Huge gallery for Octagon 

There are now nearly 500 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

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02 Feb 2023 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Construction of Exchange Square - Sept 2021 to Jan 2023

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A review of the Exchange Square development from September 2021 to January 2023.

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Exchange Square in Birmingham - how things have developed.

Here, we take a look at this huge development from September 2021 to present.

September 2021

October 2021

December 2021

February 2022

16th April 2022

May 2022

July 2022

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

January 2023

Photography by contributors to ItsYourBuild and BirminghamWeAre.

Please see the full construction photo gallery for this build here: Exchange Square Phase 1 & 2

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22 Jan 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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Five Years of Birmingham City Centre Construction Cranes - 2017 to 2022

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Five Years of Birmingham City Centre Construction Cranes - 2017 to 2022

I find that cranes can be quite photogenic and discovered this as part of covering the construction of several Birmingham buildings over the last five years. Here is a gallery of my favourites...

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2017

Cranes all lined up in the wind at the dormant construction of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.

Cranes at the early part of the construction of Three Snow Hill.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for One Chamberlain Square.

Construction Crane over the Unite Union HQ in the Eastside.

A great cluster of cranes.

 

2018

Crane at sunrise over One Centenary Sqaure at Arena Central.

Crane at Paradise Birmingham for the construction of One Chamberlain Square.

Cranes at Arena Central.

Cranes at Arena Central with a full moon.

The Full Moon Tests the Strength of a Crane at Arena Central.

Crane and rainbow.

Cranes at Arena Central for the construction od Three Arena Central.

 

2019

Cranes at Arena Central.

Cranes at Paradise Birmingham.

Cranes at Paradise and 103 Colmore Row.

Moon Rises Behind a Crane at Arena Central.

A great cluster of cranes in the Westside from Digbeth.

Crane at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Snow Hill.

Crane at the Paradise Development from the Library.

Crane Reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Cranes at St Martins Place.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Arena Central.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Arena Central.

Cranes at the Paradise Development.

The full moon at Arena Central.

Cranes at The Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

Full Moon Over Arena Central.

Trio of Cranes at Lancaster Gate.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at the Paradise Development.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row

Crane in Ladywood at Sunset.

 

2020

The Construction of Three Arena Central.

Crane and the Full Moon at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at Lionel House.

Cranes in Aston.

Cranes at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at Arena Central.

Cranes at the Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of The Mercian.

Crane at One Centenary Way.

Crane in Ladywood.

Crane at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at Paradise.

Cranes at Paradise.

Crane at 103 Colmore Row.

Construction of One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Crane with a Nest.

The City Skyline from Egg Hill in Frankley at Night.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

 

2021

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Crane at One Centenary Way with the Half Moon.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

Crane at Arena Central.

A Crane Exchange Square.

 

2022

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

Cranes at One Centenary Way and Exchange Square.

Crane at Exchange Square.

Cranes at Exchange Square.

Crane in Handsworth.

Metropolitan House at Five Ways.

Crane at The Octagon.

View from the Library ‘Secret Garden’ twards Sandwell

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

The Construction of South Central.

Crane at The Octagon.

The Construction of New Garden Square.

 

A few bonus photos from January 2023:

The Construction of The Square on Broad Street.

The Construction of The Octagon.

The Construction of The Octagon.

The Construction of The Square on Broad Street.

All photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

Please see the full construction crane gallery here: Crane and Plant photography

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31 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham UK, My Personal 100 Favourites Taken in 2022

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I like to take photos, it's helps my mental health and I don't put myself under any pressure. I love my adopted home city and since discovering that it is a beautiful and amazingly photogenic, diverse and muddled up urban landscape, I have sought to expose the negative myths about Birmingham by publishing my photos since 2010. Please see my 2022 favourites gallery:

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January 1st 2022, Clent Hill.

6th January, snow in Central Square in Brindleyplace.

15th January, the Broad Street Cluster.

15th January, The Cube from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library.

20th January, pre-sunset over Ladywood.

3rd February, Ladywood.

19th February, Three Snow Hill.

19th February, Luke Perry's 'Forward in Unity' sculpture in Colmore Square.

23rd February, the Library from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, the sunrise from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, an abstract from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, the Lower Terrace on 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

19th March, the city skyline from Egg Hill near Frankley.

19th March, Bank Tower Two on Broad Street.

26th March, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha and St Micheal's Church from the Library.

26th March, the 'Iron_Man' and the city Council House in Victoria Square and 103 Colmore Row.

26th March, the weather vane atop St Philip's Cathedral.

26th March, the Shakespeare Memorial Room atop the Library.

16th April, sunrise from Brindleyplace.

16th April, Bank Tower Two reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

7th May, the 'Golden Men' back in Centenary Sqaure.

7th May, the drunk robot at 'Reflex' 80's club on Broad Street.

14th May, a reflection of the 'Golden Men' in Symphony Hall.

14th May, the 'Flower of Life' pattern in the Library.

22nd May, 'Old Joe', the Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.

22nd May, 'Old Joe', the Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.

28th May, 'Muddle Earth' at the construction of the Octagon at Paradise Birmingham.

2nd June, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Victoria Square.

2nd June, photo panels at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Victoria Square.

12 June, the installation of 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

12th June, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

12th June, 'Perry' photobombs the 'Floozie'.

12th June, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

24th June, the city skyline from Dudley Castle.

25th June, an interior of the Library.

26th June, the city skyline from Egg Hill near Frankley.

5th July, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

5th July, a view from One Centenary Way as part of an invited photographers event.

10th July, 'Perry' banner on the city Council House.

10th July, the Town Hall.

10th July, Chamberlain Square.

22nd July, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

22nd July, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

27th July, the Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Brindleyplace.

28th July, Westside BID's 'Big Whistle' event.

31st July, the 'Brummie Bull' in Centenary Square, detail of the red lit eye.

31st July, there will be a few of the Bull in this gallery! Here the nostrils.

31st July, this of the Bull was made into canvases presented to BBC's Mike Bushell and Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council Leader.

1st August, the 'Brummie Bull' with the Library.

1st August, 'Foreign Exchange' and the Town Hall.

1st August, 'Perry' banner on Colmore Row.

1st August, the Commonwealth Games floral display in Cathedral Square.

1st August, the Library.

5th August, the BBC's Mike Bushel in Centenary Square.

5th August, a rainbow and 103 Colmore Row.

6th August, Central Square in Brindleyplace.

6th August, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

6th August, the Canal in Brindleyplace.

6th August, the 'Brummie Bull' and the Library at twilight in Centenary Square.

7th August, 'Perry' in Centenary Square.

6th August, the scene of 'Muddle Earth' in Centenary Square.

7th August, 'Perry' says "no more hiding, Birmingham!".

9th August, the full moon and the Hyatt Regenct Hotel.

14th August, the England giant flag pin in Centenary Square with the Library.

20th August, a view from the Library over Centenary Square.

20th August, part of the the giant flag pins display in Centenary Square.

20th August, the 'Brummie Bull' form the Library.

20th August, the Utilita Arena Birmingham.

2nd September, the 'Brummie Bull' floraly adorned for the opening of the 'PoliNations' event.

3rd September, during the first 'Sunset Shift' display at 'PoliNations in Victoria Square.

11th September, flowers at 'PoliNations'.

11th September, the city flag at half-mast for the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

11th September, the Victoria R statue during the 'PoliNations' event in Victoria Square.

19th September, part of the city skyline from Barr Beacon.

24th September, the Laurence Broderick Bull statue adorned with an amazing head dress for Pride Birmingham 2022.

24th September, a couple at the start of the Pride Birmingham 2022 parade.

1st October, a scene in Chamberlain Square that I just had to document.

1st October, sometimes it appears easier to put the crane on the top of the concrete core, here at the construction of South Central.

2nd October, an abstract reflection in one of the lamps by the canal in Brindleyplace near Old Turn Junction and the Arena.

2nd October, after his time on display in Centenary Square and having been 'saved' for the city, the 'Brummie Bull' was hosted for a while in a brownfield site provided by an owner in Ladywood.

8th October, a view west from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library.

8th October, a reflection pattern from the windows in the Library Amphitheatre.

10th October, the city Council House, 'Big Brum' at the Museam and Art Gallery with 103 Colmore Row, featured as November's photo in the 2023 Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar.

19th October, part of the city skyline from Cotteridge.

29th October, empty chairs on the City Star Flyer in anticipation before the opening of Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

30th October, the city skyline from Lickey Hills Country Park.

5th November, the rides at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

5th November, the City Star Flyer at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

6th November, the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square.

6th November, the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square.

12th November, a rare selfie reflection in a Christmas Tree ball in Central Square in Brindleyplace.

13th November, the Remembrace Day Parade in Colmore Row.

13th November, the 'AIR' ride at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

19th November, the Christmas Fayre in Cathedral Square.

20th November, shadows on the classic stream engine at the Thinktank museum.

23rd November, twigs and the 'Flower of Life' architecture on the Library.

1st December, the revealing of the Luke Perry HIV Memorial in Hurst Street.

10th December, 'Old Joe', the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham, in a pool of sunlight from Lickey Hills Counrty Park.

25th December, the city skyline from Oaklands Recreation Ground in Yardley.

25th December, a part of the city skyline from Oaklands Recreation Ground in Yardley.

Happy New Year to you all!

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18 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - December 2022 Update

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The exterior of the building is having finishing touches applied with the bright reflective panels at the top helping to easily locate it visually from some distance.

This gallery is of photos from October , November and December.

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1st October 2022

8th October 2022

15th October 2022

6th November 2022

12th November 2022

10th December 2022

17th December 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 850 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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17 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon at Paradise - December 2022 Update

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Big news for a big project!

The core is out of the ground and there are some outer columns installed, all now visable above the hordings around the site. The building will seem bulkier in the early stages of construction we think, until it gets above 100 metres when it will start to look much thiner but very tall!

Click 'View Article to see the full gallery.

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3rd December 2022

17th December 2022

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 300 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

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08 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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A Winter Walk in Sandwell Valley Country Park - 7th December 2022

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Daniel was in Sandwell Valley Country Park on the 7th December 2022 and the lighting conditions were great for some atmospheric landscape, abstract and even wildlife photography...

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Starting from the Park Farm, entering into the Priory Woods Local Nature Reserve...

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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23 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York, Clifford's Tower - October 2022

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On the 11th October 2022 I visited Clifford's Tower, hugely historic, old and now a magical experience after an extensive refurbisment. The interior is wonderful and the views from the new roof terrace are astounding! Interiors first then the views in this gallery post...

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10th October 2022

The evening before:

11th October 2022

Half way up the steps:

The Interior

The hole in the roof:

Up on to the roof terrace:

Looking back down to the interior from the hole in the roof:

Views from the Roof Terrace

 

A blue sky on the way back out:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

 

 

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23 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York, the Ruins of St Mary's Abbey - October 2022

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I visited the ruins of St Mary's Abbey on 12th October 2022 and although the weather was grey and moody if lent a little atmosphere to my photos whilst there...

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12th October 2022

Approaching from Museum Gardens:

Into the ruins:

The discovery of a 'ghost' as part of the 'Ghosts in the Gardens' feature:

More about this here: GHOSTS IN THE GARDENS - GALLERY

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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22 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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'Ghosts in the Gardens' - York October 2022

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While on my visit to York I was keen to see the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. I entered the Museum Gardens on a damp overcast afternoon (12th October) and was absolutely delighted to discover this amazing art feature! The weather kind of helped the photos too in a way, I only got to see a few of the fantastic wire sculptures there...

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October 12th 2022

October 13th 2022

The Museum Entrance had a miniture feature introducing the main event:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

 

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22 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York Minster - October 2022

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Including a few of the Minster from where I was staying, here is a gallery of photos from my visit to the Minster on 12th October 2022, also outside on the 11th with a moody sky. The fantastic interior is the main feature here with a few blue sky photos of the exterior on the 14th to finish off.

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10th October 2022

Evening from Laterthorpe:

11th October 2022

Early morning from Layerthorpe:

From Clifford's Tower:

The clouds came over:

The fantastic bronze model of the old city at the entrance:

The statue of Constantine:

The stone mason's yard:

The interior:

In the crypt:

The plan of the cathedral:

For Ukraine:

14th October 2022

As i was preparing to leave the city I was gifted a blue sky for some final exteriors:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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22 Jul 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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King Kong back where he belongs - unveiling day!

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Following all the excitement, Friday 22nd July, 2022 was finally here. Crowds gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Yes, King Kong is back in the city, and he's even bigger than before!

Enjoy our wonderful gallery of photos compiled with the help of our community and followers of Birmingham Gems. 

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The Birmingham Gems team arrived early to get a few shots of the King before the ceremony.

This giant of a sculpture modelled on the original King Kong is over 7 metres tall.  He's impressive and the artwork is wonderful!

Nicholas Monro, the sculptor behind the original statue of King Kong, made of fibre-glass and displayed in Birmingham 50 years ago, was represented at the ceremony by his two sons Joe and Claud.

Sculptors RoboCarv worked with Mr Monro and his family to create the replica which is significantly bigger than the 1970s original.

Cordia Blackswan, developers of many of the builds and re-development occurring along and around Great Hampton Street, are responsible for seeing this project come to fruition. 

Marcus Hawley, founder and managing director of Cordia Blackswan makes an extremely important point about the connection between art, commmunity and the role of place-makers,

"xxxxxxx

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

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30 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March/April 2022 Update

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Visable progress at One Centenary Way.

Upper floors now await windows, external lifts have been installed and all the steel work is complete.

This post includes some great photos of this prominent build. 

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One Centenary Way - Construction update (March and April 2022)

8th March 2022

26th March 2022

16th April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 750 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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27 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Samuel Heath Building

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The Samuel Heath Building now a protected listed building - Wonderful photography of this great building of historic importance from Stephen Hartland of the Victorian Society (West Midlands). 

Enjoy! 

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Photography by Stephen Hartland

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

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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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6th February 2022

13th February 2022

27th February 2022

6th March 2022

19th March 2022

24th March 2022

31st March 2022

2nd April 2022

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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14 Mar 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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Refurbishment of The Gothic as part of wider regeneration of Great Hampton Street

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In glorious Birmingham sunshine, we give you the magnificent architectural gem that is The Gothic, both a masterpiece and masterclass in historical regeneration located on Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Having had its exterior scaffolding removed, this refurbishment project is rapidly nearing completion.

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All photography taken on 14th March 2022:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

AND HOW THE GOTHIC WILL LOOK ONCE COMPLETE:

All artist's impressions are the property of Cordia Blackswan.

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03 Mar 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March 2022 Update

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One Centenay Way is externally complete all but the last few floors of windows and the parapet detail.

Construction photos covering late January to late February in this gallery.

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16th January 2022

20th January 2022

3rd February 2022

5th February 2022

17th February 2022

18th February 2022

19th February 2022

23rd February 2022

Photos taken on the 'Sky High Birmingham' trip to the 18th floor outside terrace of 103 Colmore for a special invite enthusiast photographer event at sunrise. Thanks so much to them for inviting us!

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

26th February 2022

Photography by Stephen Giles

There are now nearly over 750 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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19 Jan 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - January 2022

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With the external structure now complete and the windows chasing up fast we can get a better sense of how the building fits in with its surrounding architecture.

Lots of photos in this construction photo gallery update covering late December to January 15th (above).

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19th December 2021

30th December 2021

2nd January 2022

6th January 2022

15th January 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now nearly 600 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

 

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01 Jan 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham UK, My 100 Personal Favourites Taken in 2021

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I like to take photos, it's helps my mental health and I don't put myself under any pressure. I love my adopted home city and since discovering that it is a beautiful and amazingly photogenic, diverse and muddled up urban landscape, I have sought to expose the negative myths about Birmingham by publishing my photos since 2010. Please see my 2021 favourites gallery:

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I have created these various collages of 2021 Birmingham photos, they are made to print at full resolution to A1 size please contact me if you are interested in these or bespoke versions.

Below are my personal favourites in date order:

January

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Fog - 7th January 2021

Great Reflection in the Part Frozen Canal in the City Centre - 9th January 2021

The Eroded Message - 16th January 2021

New and Old Angles with a Hook - 17th January 2021

The Utilita Arena - 23rd January 2021

The Black Sabbath Bench on Broad Street - 24th January 2021

the 'Real Birmingham Family' Statue in Centenary Square - 24th January 2021 (Featured in the 2022 Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar)

Snow People and Other Things in Centenary Square - 24th January 2021

The Lego Giraffe - 24th January 2021

February

Reflections in the Hyatt Regency Hotel - 6th February 2021

Lockdown Torment - 8th February 2021

One of the Many Water Jets in Centenary Square - 13th February 2021

Light Pole in Chamberlain Square with the Town Hall - 14th February 2021

Lamp and Reflections in the ICC - 21st February 2021

The Dome atop the City Council House - 25th February 2021

Victoria Square - 28th February 2021

Reflection of 'Big Brum and 103 Colmore Row in One Chamberlain Square - 28th February 2021

The City Council House - 28th February 2021

March

Street Art by GENT48 on Smallbrook Queensway - 7th March 2021

A Starling in the Copper Tree in St Martin's Square - 7th March 2021

Reflections in Grand Central - 13th March 2021

One of the Water Jets with Three Arena Central in Centenary Square - 20th March 2021

Reflection of the Holiday Inn Express in the Hyatt Regency Hotel - 20th March 2021

The Town Hall - 21st March 2021

The Library of Birmingham - 21st March 2021

Cathedral Square - 21st March 2021

April

Symphony Hall - 5th April 2021

Victoria Square - 5th April 2021

Victoria Square - 5th April 2021

One of the Light Poles in Chamberlain Square - 17th April 2021

St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter - 21st April 2021

Birmingham, Symphony Hall - 23rd April 2021

The Library of Birmingham - 23rd April 2021

May

Cloud Burst of Heavy Rain Over Ladywood. - 1st May 2021

Capoeira in Centenary Square - 1st May 2021

A Partial Rainbow with the Cube and the Hyatt Regency Hotel - 3rd May 2021

Amazing Light and Clouds Over the West Side City Skyline - 4th May 2021

A Partial Rainbow with 103 Colmore Row - 18th May 2021

The Library of Birmingham - 18th May 2021

Looking South-west from the City Center Over the Sea of Trees - 19th May 2021

June

The South-West Side Skyline From Egg Hill Near Frankley - 15th June 2021

The West Side City Skyline from Egg Hill in Frankley - 15th June 2021

The Whole City Skyline from Egg Hill in Frankley - 15th June 2021

One Chamberlain Square Juxtaposed with the Copthorne Hotel - 19th June 2021

The Broad Street Cluster from the Mainline Canal - 19th June 2021

St Paul's Church in the Jewellery Quarter - 26th June 2021

July

The Council House in Victoria Square - 3rd July 2021

Victoria Square - 4th July 2021

Part of Luke Perry's 'Forward Together' Statue in Victoria Square - 18th July 2021

The Ikon Art Gallery Nestled in Brindleyplace - 18th July 2021

The Construction of The Mercian - 24th July 2021

Centenary Square - 24th July 2021

Very Rare Selfie in the Black Sabbath Bench - Ozzy Osbourne - 25th July 2021

Brutal Architecture with The Cube from Gas Street - 25th July 2021

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Jewellery Quarter - 27th July 2021

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Jewellery Quarter - 27th July 2021

A 'Brumgull' on My Window Sill with the Library behind - 31st July 2021

August

The Cube and St Thomas Church in the 'Peace Garden' - 3rd August 2021

Visual confusion from Centenary Square of One Centenary Way Construction - 7th August 2021

Way Sign on Broad Street - 7th August 2021

Flowers in the Secret Garden atop the Library - 14th August 2021

The Secret Garden atop the Library - 14th August 2021

The Library of Birmingham - 19th August 2021

September

Reflections in the Library of Birmingham - 4th September 2021

The 'Gateway' Sculpture at Great Hampton Street Containing a Real Nest - 13th September 2021

Street Clutter from Great Hapmpton Street in the Jewellery Quarter - 13th September 2021

Sunrise Behind the Library and 103 Colmore Row - 20th September 2021

The Ikon Art Gallery Nestled in Brindleyplace - 20th September 2021

The Mercian Looking Monolithic with Bank Tower Two Catching the Sunrise - 23rd September 2021

The Library of Birmingham and HSBC UK Lit for Pride21 - 24th September 2021

Rain Over Ladywood - 29th September 2021

October

The City Skyline from Egg Hill in Frankley - 21st October 2021

Chamberlain Square - 21st October 2021 (Featured in the 2022 Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar)

'Be Bold' Campaign Hordings During Renovation - 21st October 2021

The Bank Building at Bank Birmingham on Broad Street - 30th October 2021

Bank Towers One, Two and The Mercian - 30th October 2021

Old Turn Junction on the Canal - 30th October 2021

The City Skyline from Tyseley Station - 31st October 2021

Reflection of Three Brindleyplace in Five Between Two Pillars of the Aquaduct Sculpture in Central Square - 31st October 2021

Installation of the City Star Flyer at Ice Skate Birmingham - 31st October 2021

November

30 Second Exposure as the City Star Flyer Drops at Ice Skate Birmingham - 4th November 2021

Urban Cat - 5th November 2021

Confusing Reflections in the Library of Birmingham - 6th November 2021

Fireworks with the City Skyline from Clent Hill - 6th November 2021

View from Chamberlain Square During the Frankfurt Christmas Market - 7th November 2021

Santa at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square - 13th November 2021

Santa at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square - 13th November 2021

Royal Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Park Near to Boldmere Gate - 20th November 2021

Royal Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Park Near to Boldmere Gate - 20th November 2021

Sunset Clouds Over Arena Central - 22nd November 2021

Sunset over the West Side City Skyline - 22nd November 2021

December

Reflections in the Hyatt Regency Hotel - 2nd December 2021

Sunset over Ladywood and Edgbaston with the St Newman Oratory - 2nd December 2021

The Mercian catches the sunset colours - 2nd December 2021

A great double rainbow frames 103 Colmore Row - 7th December 2021

A winter foggy scene in Centenary Square - 19th December 2021

The City Star Flyer awaits the brave - 19th December 2021

The BT Tower appears eerily in the fog behind Chamberlain Square - 19th December 2021

The City Skyline at Night from Clent Hill (2300hrs) just before the fog rolled in - 31st December 2021

People Gather on Clent Hill to Watch the New Year Fireworks over the City - 1st January 2022 (0001hrs)

I have uploaded nearly 3000 photos of and in Birmingham taken in 2021 to my full gallery here: Daniel Sturley - Photography

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - December 2021

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The construction of 103 Colmore has moved on to external finishing touches including the new recessed plaza on Colmore Row and the installation of the 'Equinox' sculpture by John Pickering. Photos covering most of November and December in this gallery including a great rainbow on the 7th December (above). Photography coutesy Daniel Sturley and Elliott Brown.

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7th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

17th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

20th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

22nd November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

27th November, the installation of the 'Equinox' sculpture by John Pickering.

Photography by Elliott Brown.

1st December

4th December

Photography by Elliott Brown.

4th December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

7th December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

12th December

Photography by Elliott Brown.

19th December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

22nd December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

24th December

27th December

Photography by Elliott Brown.

Contained as part of this feature and accessible in the gallery are over 1,600 photos of the construction of 103 Colmore Row. Alternatively connect via 103 Colmore Row Full Construction Photo Gallery.

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Birmingham, the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square 2021

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The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square has now left so here is a gallery of Daniel's favorite photos taken during this years festivities.

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21st October, the first arrival is the Merry-go-Round in Victoria Square.

23rd October

7th November

13th November

11th December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - December 2021

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One Centenary Way has had many more windows installed and the steel is up to full height at the north-east corner above Centenary Way. Some interesting perspectives of the building including the above from the Jewellery Quarter near the Copperworks development.

Photos covering 7th November to 15th December.

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7th November

20th November

29th November

30th November

2nd December

5th December

6th December

11th December

15th December

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now nearly 600 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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The Construction of The Mercian - October - November 2021

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A large gallery of photos of the construction of the 132m The Mercian on Broad Street covering October and November from Stephen, Elliott and Daniel. The building is externally complete but with lighting only installed in the lower third it can look a little stark on the skyline at night just lately...

Photo above by Stephen Giles, just awesome!

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2nd October

Photography by Elliott Brown.

5th October

Photography by Stephen Giles.

10th October

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

16th October

Photography by Elliott Brown.

21st October, from Egg Hill in Frankley

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

30th October

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

31st October, from Tyseley Station

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

6th November, from Clent Hill

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

8th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

13th November, from Edgbaston

Photography by Elliott Brown.

15th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

18th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

22nd November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

25th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

28th November, from Edgbaston

Photography by Elliott Brown.

There are now nearly 1500 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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A Stroll Around a Small Part of Sutton Park in the Autumn Splendour

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I went to the Boldmere Gate area of Sutton Park, close to Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Centre at Wyndley Lane, for a couple of hours strolling about nearby and grabbing photos in the late autumn sunshine. Sutton Park is huge and I only ventured half a mile into the park's interior. Over 40 photos in this gallery taken 20th November 2021.

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Wyndley Pool

Into the park...

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - November 2021

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The installation of windows is the main feature of this construction photo gallery, the main structure is almost complete on the main part of the building with the rise to 14 floors continuing adjacent to Centenary Way.

Photos covering 23rd October to 13th November (above).

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23rd October

5th November

6th November

7th November

13th November

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 550 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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