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The+Mercian%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Great+architecture
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The Mercian, Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

The Mercian is a 42 storey (132m) mixed-use development due for completion in June 2022.  It is a stunning build that has totally influenced the city skyline. 

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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Birmingham Smithfield, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

The £1.9bn re-development at Smithfield is moving ever closer to being realised, with up to 50 new buildings earmarked, including up to 3,400 new homes & mixed-use floor space.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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St Philip's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

Designed by Thomas Archer, St Philip's was built between 1711 and 1715 and is the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. Take the link for more on this Birmingham Gem. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture, Faith
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Aston Hall & Park - a Birmingham Gem!

Aston Hall and Aston Park can be found in the heart of Aston and is host to many community events. The house is Grade I listed and the Park is recognised with a Green Flag award.

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Blakesley+Hall+-+a+historic+gem+in+Yardley%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Blakesley Hall - a historic gem in Yardley, Birmingham, UK

Blakesley Hall is a timber framed farmhouse built in the 16th Century for Richard Smallbroke. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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Highbury Hall - a historic gem in Birmingham!

Highbury Hall is Grade II* listed building built for Joseph Chamberlain in 1879. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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Highbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Highbury Park is a beautiful open green space, is home to a variety of wildlife and plant species and has the largest variety of trees of any park in Birmingham.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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Sarehole+Mill+-+a+historic+gem+in+Hall+Green%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Sarehole Mill - a historic gem in Hall Green, Birmingham, UK

Sarehole Mill located on the Hall Green/Moseley border was built in 1771. The original Mill was built in 1542. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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Soho House - a historic gem in Handsworth, Birmingham, UK

Soho House, a museum since 1995 was the home of Matthew Boulton from 1766 till his death in 1809. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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Great architecture reflected in great creative photography - stunning!

Take a tour of the amazing creativity of our people with passion who use photography to highlight the wonderful shapes, angles and features of stunning architecture. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture
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103 Colmore Row, Birmingham, UK - A Gem of a building!

103 Colmore Row in Birmingham is a 223,631 sq ft office tower, with 7,665 sq ft of restaurant space on the ground and top floors. Take our feature for the story of this impressive build.

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Kings Heath Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Kings Heath Park is situated on Vicarage Road in Kings Heath next to King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools. A short walk away from the Kings Heath High Street.

 

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Birmingham+-+places+and+people+help+shape+a+great+city!
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Birmingham - places and people help shape a great city!

Birmingham, a city in a period of major growth, is a great example of how a large urban space can develop with people and community at its heart and very much involved in its future. 

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Two Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Two Chamberlain Square is a build for commercial use that includes 183,000 sq.ft of grade A offices over 8 floors. There will also be 2,780 to 4,310 sq. ft of retail units available.

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Showcasing the University of Birmingham - Brummie Gems

A collection of photography showcasing the University of Birmingham.

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Birmingham Pride through the Years

Great annual celebration held in Birmingham - let's share the fun with photography from our People with Passion. 

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Travel & tourism, People & community, Music & musicians
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The+Birmingham+Botanical+Gardens+%26+Glasshouses%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+A+City+Gem!
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The Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

With wonderful gardens, stunning glasshouses, tropical rainforest and so much for people to enjoy, the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham is most definitely a City Gem!  Enjoy! 

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Introducing The Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is a magnet for people living in Birmingham, working in Birmingham and visiting the City. Let us give you a community led guided tour of JQ.

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Birmingham's ever changing and growing skyline

With the help of our community we continue to build and grow our feature on Birmingham's ever changing skyline. Enjoy our feature!

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Passions: Civic pride, Construction & regeneration, Photography, Modern Architecture
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St Patrick's Festival celebrations in Birmingham

Before, during and after - with our Community of Passion, we share the build up and the celebrations as they happen across Birmingham.

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The Library of Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

The Library of Birmingham, which opened in September 2013, is one of the most photographed of modern builds in the City. With so much to experience, a visit to the Library is a must!

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Passions: Photography, Education, Modern Architecture
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Winterbourne+House+%26+Gardens%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+A+City+Gem!
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Winterbourne House & Gardens, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

Winterbourne House is one of Birmingham's great Gems. It was originally built as the family home of John & Margaret Nettlefold from 1903. Part of University of Birmingham since 1944.

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Gas Street Basin - A Birmingham Gem!

Gas Street Basin in in Westside, Birmingham, where the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline meets the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at the Worcester Bar. Narrowboats moored on both sides.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Shopping, Food & drink, Rivers, lakes & canals, Squares and public spaces
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Selfridges, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

The Selfridges building is one of Birmingham's most distinctive landmarks and is one of the City's most photographed buildings. It was completed in 2003. 

 

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Introducing Moseley Road Baths - A Birmingham Gem!

Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath is the oldest of three Grade II* Listed swimming pools in Britain and is a magnificent example of Birmingham's great history & heritage.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Health & wellbeing, People & community, Modern Architecture, Fundraising & charity
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