After more than 10 years of fundraising and development, Birmingham Conservation Trust has announced that work is starting on the city’s newest heritage attraction.
Alan Clawley takes issue over the designation of an area labelled in need of ‘regeneration’.
Labour councillors are opposing a move by Walsall council to discuss a tax-funded, multi-million pound project in secret session away from the eyes of the public and press.
Birmingham Airport, together with a coalition of business leaders and local councils, will today unveil a vision that would enable the Airport to grow in line with future demand
11 new start-up businesses have been enrolled onto Innovation Birmingham Campus’ Low Carbon Incubator Programme.
St. Modwen has submitted a planning application for a new phase of housing in Longbridge, Birmingham.
The number of foreign investments into Birmingham has risen by more than half in the last 12 months as a result of the city’s continued drive to attract more inward investment
Birmingham LGBT has added a new sports and fitness studio to its thriving Health and Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham’s Southside district.
Stage 1 of the £598m New Street Station redevelopment opened last week. The Birmingham press were impressed, the Birmingham Press wasn’t. Steve Beauchampé reports.
A conference hosted by the University of Wolverhampton will aim to educate and provide support to entrepreneurs in the region to assist with economic regeneration.
The latest Duport Business Confidence Report reveals a sharp rise in net company growth last year in Walsall, suggesting a recovering local economy.
People searching for a new home in the West Midlands are being offered a helping hand
Birmingham has unveiled the first glimpse of an interactive 3D map at MIPIM, which brings its new economic zones to life.
Construction is now underway on the latest phase of homes to be built on the former MG Rover factory in Longbridge, near Birmingham.
A unique manufacturing collaboration is embarking on a major expansion drive that could secure £7.5m of new work and create in excess of 150 jobs.
Loads of space in the new library of Birmingham, but what’s it for? wonders Alan Clawley.
Ikon Gallery has been awarded £457,387 by Arts Council England to replace, repair and modernise parts of its Grade II-listed building.
A national Rally to Restore Confidence took place last week to encourage professionals working across all platforms within the built environment that 2013 is a year for positivity
Alan Clawley believes history shows that the Council just can’t cope with anyone who displays too much passion for the past.
The Planning Committee will be considering Argent’s Paradise Circus Planning Application on Thursday 20 December 2012.
Alan Clawley writes: “We are not alone in being sceptical about the ability of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the RZ to rescue developments like Paradise Circus.”
The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBS LEP) has launched its ‘Strategy for Growth’ white paper today, which sets out how the LEP aims to unlock growth and prosperity across the area.
• Zones combine spatial and economic planning to attract £1.5 billion of investment
• Six zones across the city have the potential to create nearly 50,000 jobs
Birmingham Science Park’s Entrepreneurs for the Future tech incubator (e4f) has accepted three new start-ups, taking the total number of companies who have benefited from the programme to over 60 in less than three years.
Alan Clawley laments the passing Louis Carus and wonders what will replace the Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall.
The shortlists of architects in the running for the title of Architect of the Year 2012 has been published by Building Design magazine.
Crest Nicholson is encouraging those people hunting for their first home in Birmingham to visit its Park Central development and find out how the government’s FirstBuy scheme could help them purchase a new property.
Local politicians and business leaders have commented on a recent meeting with the Prime Minister
A new multi-million pound cable car service is to launch in Birmingham later as the city responded robustly to Chancellor George Osborne’s call for investment in large-scale infrastructure schemes to boost Britain’s ailing economy.
Nightingale Club owner and businessman Lawrence Barton is set to launch a new bar in Birmingham’s Southside district.