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The Gothic - Great Hampton Street

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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well work is certainly imminent then brian...scaff does not go up for nothing...thanks for the early morning shot

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
this is great having someone with a birds eye view brian...the job is yours:D

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
just emailed the planning dept got the usual automated reply confirming my email and saying they will reply to me asap..will let you know if i get any response

lyn
 
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
just received this reply folks...i think this will make things a bit clearer as to what is happening right now and why and also the plans for the future..

lyn

Dear Linda

I have discussed this matter with the City Design Manager and can confirm that the site in question has recently changed hands and discussions have taken place with both Planning and Building Control over the future redevelopment of the site. In the first instance, the Council were very concerned that the grade II listed building needed to be secured and its structural integrity investigated. In response, the owner has erected scaffolding in order to secure the site and commence surveying. There are dangerous buildings to the rear and some of these are being removed. It is anticipated that an application with be forthcoming and at that point it will be made publicly available for comments. It is unlikely (due to the scale and complexity of this site) to be for a number of months yet.
 
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Bill Boyd

master brummie
just received this reply folks...i think this will make things a bit clearer as to what is happening right now and why and also the plans for the future..

lyn

Dear Linda

I have discussed this matter with the City Design Manager and can confirm that the site in question has recently changed hands and discussions have taken place with both Planning and Building Control over the future redevelopment of the site. In the first instance, the Council were very concerned that the grade II listed building needed to be secured and its structural integrity investigated. In response, the owner has erected scaffolding in order to secure the site and commence surveying. There are dangerous buildings to the rear and some of these are being removed. It is anticipated that an application with be forthcoming and at that point it will be made publicly available for comments. It is unli
I GOT THIS TODAY AS WELL.
 

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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yes jan will follow this with interest now especially as it concerns my neck o the woods...i know what they mean though about there being dangerous buildings at the back of the gothic..to be honest on the gothic side there are a few along gt hampton st and constitution hill that are now looking dodgy...it would be wonderful if they all could be refurbished before its to late..

lyn
 

brianthelion

master brummie
yes jan will follow this with interest now especially as it concerns my neck o the woods...i know what they mean though about there being dangerous buildings at the back of the gothic..to be honest on the gothic side there are a few along gt hampton st and constitution hill that are now looking dodgy...it would be wonderful if they all could be refurbished before its to late..

lyn
A lot happier now we have that update!
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
same here brian...at least we know that everything is above board...be interesting to follow developments now

lyn
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Well done BHF members, and glad you're keeping your beady (no disrespect intended) eyes on them! :)

Maurice.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Just one thing. I would hope that the council did check beforehand to ensure that there were no significant original features there that could be destroyed in the clearout. Probably no features, but do think this should always be checked, and if it wasn't this time then presumably wouldn't be on another occasion, when something might be lost
 

brianthelion

master brummie
Nothing much left inside when I managed a sneaky look. Everything was either removed or stolen many years ago I think.
 

brianthelion

master brummie
yes jan will follow this with interest now especially as it concerns my neck o the woods...i know what they mean though about there being dangerous buildings at the back of the gothic..to be honest on the gothic side there are a few along gt hampton st and constitution hill that are now looking dodgy...it would be wonderful if they all could be refurbished before its to late..

lyn
Buildings around here certainly dangerous as one of the old factories on Hockley Street suffered a minor collapse earlier today. See evening mail for details.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
all quiet on the western front today...one taken from the gt hampton st side the other from gt hampton row side

lyn
 

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brianthelion

master brummie
all quiet on the western front today...one taken from the gt hampton st side the other from gt hampton row side

lyn
Was talking to the site manager yesterday and hopefully I will get a good look round inside soon. He was saying the roof is very close to collapse so they concentrating on doing what they can quickly in that area first.
 
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