New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Friday Photo: Victoria Law Courts

Posted January 19th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

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Friday Photo- Summer Row

Posted January 5th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is of Summer Row! If you transport yourself back to 15th-century Birmingham, you would be transported back to green fields and miles of woodland- a little different from 21st-century Birmingham, and this street was actually called New Road. This ...

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Friday Photo: Symphony Hall

Posted December 30th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today‘s Friday Photo is the festive looking interior of Symphony Hall. The hall is 26 years old this year, having had its opening night on the 15th April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, who had previously ...

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Friday Photo: St Martin in the Bull Ring at Christmas.

Posted December 22nd, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

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Friday Photo – The Windsor Theatre

Posted December 15th, 2017 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

The Windsor Theatre, Bearwood, Smethwick Once there were many theatres in small towns providing entertainment. As movies grew in popularity, some theatres were converted to cinemas, some closed forever. In turn the small local cinemas closed as multi-screen megaplexes appeared. The Windsor is a ...

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Friday Photo- The Round House

Posted December 8th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I really don’t know how I hadn’t heard of this building until about 18 months ago. Maybe it’s because it’s slightly off the beaten track, away from the madding crowds, or maybe it’s because Birmingham is a city deeply modest about its ...

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Friday Photo: The Kingsway

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the sad looking Kingsway Picture House in Kings Heath. More recently in use as a bingo hall as of 1980, the building was erected in 1925 as a cinema designed by Horace G. Bradley. Bradley was also the ...

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