These are the big projects currently driving construction growth in Birmingham
Architect in Birmigham is undergoing a renaissance. The plans for the Central Library revealed by Mecannoo recently are the latest showstopping designs set to transform the heart of the city.
Below we run through the buildings already on site and over the next few days we will show ten more buildings which are either approved or proposed.
And bear in mind that this list of £100m-plus schemes doesn't include the £2.4bn BSF and £2.2bn highways framework. It really is boom-time Birmingham.
For commentary on the buildings to come follow Dan Stewart on a walk around Birmingham.
LongbridgeThis regeneration of a former Rover car plant over 15 years will include 1,400 homes and 10,000 jobs over 140ha
Developer: St Modwen
University HospitalThis 35-year PFI deal is due to reach financial close in March 2005. The scheme will include a new 1,249-bed inpatient hospital, a 137-bed psychiatric hospital and teaching facility and two separate mental health facilities
Main contractor: Balfour Beatty
Attwood GreenA grant of £49.8 million from the government's Estate Renewal Challenge Fund enabled this scheme to go ahead. The area was formerly known as the Central Area Estates
Architect: PRP & Gardner Stewart
Developer: Crest Nicholson
The CubeThis 23-storey mixed-use tower will contain 135 flats, 111,500 ft² of offices, shops, a hotel and a 'skyline' restaurant
Main contractor: Buildability
SnowhillThis city-centre development will contain 600,000ft² of office space, a five-star hotel, 332 luxury apartments, leisure facilities and open spaces
Architect: Siddell Gibson & Glenn Howells
Thanks to John Cave from Birmingham past present and future for helping to compile the projects.