New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo – Ruskin Buildings, Corporation Street

Posted April 29th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

From its junction with New Street to Old Square, Corporation Street is well-known for its shops. Beyond Old Square the street carries on down to the Childrens’ Hospital and it has entirely different character. Many of the buildings here are offices for ...

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Friday Photo – 3-5 Legge Lane

Posted April 29th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Walk up Legge Lane in the Jewellery Quarter and you’ll spot an abundance of beautiful old buildings. But, there’s a tall, ornate terracotta building that stands out from the rest. The building is an old pen-making factory designed by architect, AH Woodward. Not ...

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Friday Photo: Hollymoor Hospital Water Tower

Posted April 20th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II listed Hollymoor Hospital water tower, a really interesting building located to the south of Birmingham in Northfield. Recognisable from afar due to its height and green copper dome, the tower housed the large tanks that provided ...

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Friday Photo: Ebony the Black Lab Paw Print.

Posted April 13th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Victoria Square was renovated in the early 1990’s.  One of the workmen brought his Black Labrador, Ebony with him, and she used to help out by carrying tools etc. She even had her own high-visibility vest and became a favourite with many ...

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Friday Photo – 27-32 Mary Street

Posted March 30th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Good Friday, so I suppose this week it’s a ‘Good Friday Photo’! Unfortunately, it’s not an Easter-themed photo, but one of a building you may have spotted, but probably not, as it’s off the main Jewellery Quarter thoroughfare. If you take ...

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The Friday Photo: Coventry Cathedral

Posted March 23rd, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is from our West Midlands neighbour, Coventry. On a recent day trip I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the hugely interesting Coventry cathedral. The image is of the ruins of the ‘old’ cathedral, which was originally the Medieval ...

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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts

Posted March 9th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building. The frontage is full of detail from the figure of justice with sword and scales above the clock to the statue of ...

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Friday Photo – Gravelly Hill Interchange (Spaghetti Junction)

Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Gravelly Hill Interchange, or more familiarly and affectionately known as Spaghetti Junction, forms part of the urban landscape of north and central Birmingham and consists of 559 concrete columns as high as 80 metres. Often considered the most complicated road system in ...

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Friday Photo: Former Brandauer Works

Posted February 16th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the former Brandauer Works in New John Street. This grade II listed factory was home to Brandauer & Co, a presswork and stampings company that specialised in pen nibs. The main building was built c. 1850’s , and ...

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Friday Photo: St Laurence & The Great Stone Inn

Posted January 26th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is of St Laurence church and the Great Stone Inn. They are both located in the Northfield Old Village conservation area. The church of St Laurence is Grade I listed and dates back to the 12th Century. Across the ...

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