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The Lego Giraffe - Public Art in the City!

This public art is a full size giraffe made of yellow, brown and black oversized Lego bricks and it can be found outside the Legoland Discovery Centre at the Utilita Arena.

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The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.

 

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Holliday Street Aqueduct - a Canal Network Gem!

The Holliday Street Aqueduct is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and built in 1870. It is now close to The Mailbox, Arena Central and Gas Street Basin. Grade II listed.

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The Brewmaster's House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Brewmaster's House is next to The ICC and opposite Brindleyplace. It was built in 1816 and was the first Birmingham Conservation Trust restoration project to be completed in 1984.

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The Brasshouse - A Birmingham Gem!

It was built as the Birmingham Brasshouse in 1781 on Broad Street. It is now a restaurant / pub called The Brasshouse, and is the Celebrity Restaurant with Indian Cuisine. Grade II listed.

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Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.

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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals
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Baskerville House - A Birmingham Gem!

Built in 1938 in the Art Deco style, Baskerville House, previously called the Civic Centre, is a former civic building in Centenary Square. The building is steeped in history.

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Three Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

Three Brindleyplace, part of the Argent development and completed in April 1998, is a unique build designed by Greek architects Demetri Porphyrios.

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Five Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

Five Brindleyplace is located in a prominent position in Central Square and is part of the Argent development at Brindleyplace. The majority of the build is leased by Deutsche Bank.

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Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

Eleven Brindleyplace is a 13-storey office building, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and completed in 2009, as part of Argent's Brindleyplace development.

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The International Convention Centre (The ICC Birmingham) - A City Gem!

The ICC, designed by Percy Thomas, is the city's major conference venue and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1991. Located between Centenary Square and the Canalside.

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Introducing Holiday Inn Express (Arena Central), Birmingham, UK - City architecture

This 250-bed Holiday Inn Express Hotel opened on the Arena Central site in 2017. 

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Utilita Arena Birmingham - Great architecture

Utilita Arena Birmingham, previously known as Arena Birmingham, is host to many large sports events and concerts with a capacity of 15,800. Arena Birmingham opened in 1991.

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Midland Metro - Westside extension from Centenary Sq to Hagley Road, Edgbaston

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Birmingham during the extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road in Edgbaston. 

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

The Symphony Hall was opened in Centenary Square in 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The foyer was rebuilt between 2019-21. 
 

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Alpha Tower, Arena Central, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Alpha Tower is a Grade II listed office building and according to English Heritage “.... is one of the most aesthetically successful office buildings in Birmingham ...".

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The Exchange (former Municipal Bank), 3 Centenary Square - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Municipal Bank was built from 1932-33. Later became a Trustee Savings Bank. By the time it closed in 2006 it was Lloyds TSB. Now The Exchange | University of Birmingham, 2021.

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Westside+We+Are+-+Updates%2c+developments+and+news+from+this+district+of+Birmingham
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Westside We Are - Updates, developments and news from this district of Birmingham

Westside is a huge area in Birmingham that includes Brindleyplace, Arena Central, And Five Ways. It represents the interests of over 300 businesses employing over 15,000 people.

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