New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Shakespeare Memorial Room

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Whether you love or hate Birmingham’s most talked about 20th Century building –the Central Library, is home to the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The room, created in 1882 to house the Shakespeare Library, was designed by John Henry Chamberlain who was responsible for ...

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Saving a Century The Victorian Society Exhibition comes to Birmingham Library

Posted February 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Woodman Arms, Curzon Street and Millenium Point - image by hartlandmartin on flickr There’s a couple of weeks left to see an exhibition at the Birmingham Central Library which celebrates the work of the Victorian Society and the part it has played in ...

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Birmingham Central Library “granted immunity from listing”

Posted November 23rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Central Library in Birmingham by Rory Munro - click for original. The government has announced that the John Madin designed Birmingham Central Library will not be listed – which means that the building can now be demolished as part of Birmingham’s Big City ...

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Would Birmingham City Council demolish a listed building.

Posted April 9th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

A surprising piece by Paul Dale on the Birmingham Post blog (link here) about how the council views the possibility of the current Central Library (above) being listed. It seems Clive Dutton the director of regeneration would demolish it regardless of ...

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