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Birmingham Co-op Belmont Row

Astoness

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Yes Lyn, over the years I have watched this building fall apart, so it will be nice to see it restored

i agree mort...it does make a nice change to see a building being restored instead of demolished...just a pity that these happenings are very few and far between

lyn
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Wow! Now that's really lifted my spirits this morning. As you say Lyn, it's nice to see something being restored. Usually 'someone' sets fire to something and the next thing we know it's beyond repair and has been demolished.
 

Vivienne14

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Very good news, especially as it was damaged by fire in 2014. Just shows that all is not sometimes lost. I suppose it’s just too easy (and costly) to think a building is so damaged it can’t be rescued Viv.
 

ellbrown

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Got some photos of the Belmont Row Works with scaffolding after a walk around the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and Digbeth Branch Canal (Gun Quarter to Eastside).





Some maps are saying where I got off was Penn Street and Gopsal Street. Another map shows Pitt Street instead of Penn Street.
 

Vivienne14

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Looks almost like a hopeless case. Thank goodness it’s being worked on now and not left to fall down. Look forward to seeing new life brought to it. Viv.
 

ellbrown

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I thought it would never happen after the last decade of inactivity there. The other Eastside Locks plots need building on as well.
 

Vivienne14

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Wow, don’t think I’ve ever seen so much scaffolding around one building. Must be, literally, holding it up. Viv.
 

guilbert53

master brummie
As it was such a lovely sunny day today (Thursday 20th August 2020) I decided to go up to Birmingham for the first time in months.

Here are some photos of the Belmont Row factory.

This development is called SteamHouse 2 and is a Birmingham City University project. It will be home for the University's School of Computing as well as a base for SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprizes) who work in the digital arena.

Photo 1 below shows the side of the building taken from Belmont Row. You can see the older building on the left and the newer part on the right.

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Photo 2 below still shows the side of the building but concentrating on the older part of the building

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Photo 3 below, as I move round from Belmont Row in to Gopsal Street you get his view.

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Photo 4 below, still in Gopsal Street but now zoomed in on the front of the old building.

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Photo 5 below, I have now moved round to Cardigan Street and am now facing the building.

As you can see clearly here, layers and layers of scaffolding, but as it is just a shell of a building I guess they cant be too careful.

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