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Southside+-+bird%27s+eye+viewing+with+us
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Southside - bird's eye viewing with us

This feature takes a look at the changing landscape of Southside as seen from our roaming drone.

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The+Loft+(Bar+and+Kitchen)
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The Loft (Bar and Kitchen)

The Loft is a bar and kitchen located in Birmingham's Southside. 

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The+Arcadian
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The Arcadian

Located in the heart of Southside, Birmingham is The Arcadian offering a unique cultural experience 

 

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40fl+Trifecta+Residences%2c+Bristol+Street%2c+Birmingham+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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40fl Trifecta Residences, Bristol Street, Birmingham - Placemaking with Community

Trifecta Residences seeks to optimise a brownfield site with three new blocks, delivering a 550-bed Build to Rent community.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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Former+Goods+Yard%2c+62-70+Pershore+Street%2c+Birmingham+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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Former Goods Yard, 62-70 Pershore Street, Birmingham - Placemaking with Community

Phase 1 of The Arcadian redevelopment proposes a staggered 15-storey, 238-bed tower

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National+Trust+Back+to+Backs+-+A+Birmingham+and+West+Midlands+Gem!
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National Trust Back to Backs - A Birmingham and West Midlands Gem!

The Back To Backs is located in Southside on the corner of Hurst Street and Inge Street. The only surviving example of that kind of housing, now a museum run by the National Trust.

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The+Birmingham+AIDS+and+HIV+Memorial+in+Hippodrome+Square
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The Birmingham AIDS and HIV Memorial in Hippodrome Square

The Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial in Gay Village, Southside city centre on Hurst Street.

By Garry Jones and sculptor Luke Perry.

Unveiled on 1st December 2022

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Passions: Health & wellbeing, Art; Culture & creativity, Education, People & community, Fundraising & charity, Squares and public spaces
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The+Crown+Inn+(Station+Street)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Crown Inn (Station Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Crown was a public house on the corner of Station Street and Hill Street, opposite Birmingham New Street Station. Built in 1881 to the designs of Thomson Plevins. It closed in 2014.

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Birmingham+Pride+2022
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Birmingham Pride 2022

Birmingham Pride 2022 took place over the weekend of the 24th and 25th September 2022. The parade started at Centenary Square and went towards Southside via Victoria Square on 24/09/2022.

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Missing+Bar+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Missing Bar - A Birmingham Gem!

Missing Bar is a gay pub on the corner of Hurst Street and Bromsgrove Street in Southside, part of the Gay Village. Formerly the Australian Bar, built in 1897 by James & Lister Lea.

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The+Village+Inn+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Village Inn - A Birmingham Gem!

The Village Inn is a gay pub on Hurst Street in Southside, dating to the early 19th century and rebuilt in 1887. It is at the corner of Skinner Lane.

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The+Fox+(Lower+Essex+Street)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Fox (Lower Essex Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Fox is a LGBTQ+ bar on Lower Essex Street in the Gay Village / Southside. Has a pool room, DJ's and karaoke nights.

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The+Fountain+Inn%2c+Southside+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Fountain Inn, Southside - A Birmingham Gem!

The Fountain Inn is located in Southside at the corner of Kent Street and Wrentham Street. It is now a gay bar within the Gay Village.

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The+Sly+Old+Fox+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Sly Old Fox - A Birmingham Gem!

The Sly Old Fox is a theatre bar established in 1891 on Hurst Street in Southside (Chinese Quarter). Now next to The Arcadian and opposite the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Queens+Tavern+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Queens Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queens Tavern was built from 1894-95 by James & Lister Lea at the corner of Essex Street and Inge Street in Southside. Now a pub in the Gay Village, with several name changes.

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BOM+(Birmingham+Open+Media)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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BOM (Birmingham Open Media) - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Open Media is situated at 1 Dudley Street, in Norfolk House. It is close to Birmingham New Street Station. An art gallery with a cafe. Free entry. Opened in 2015.

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Market+Hotel+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Market Hotel - A Birmingham Gem!

The Market Hotel (now Comfort Inn) dates to 1883 by Plevins & Norrington. At the corner of Dudley Street and Station Street, opposite Birmingham New Street Station.

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Duke+of+Wellington+Hotel+%26+Bar+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Duke of Wellington Hotel & Bar - A Birmingham Gem!

The Wellington Hotel is situated at the corner of Bromsgrove Street with Bristol Street in Southside, Birmingham. With origins dating to 1792 / 1818. The pub closed from 2019 to 2021.

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The+Old+Rep+Theatre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Old Rep Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Rep Theatre is situated on Station Street in Birmingham and opened in 1913. Founded by Sir Barry Jackson. It was the home of the original Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 1971.

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The+Electric+Cinema+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Electric Cinema - A Birmingham Gem!

The Electric opened in 1909 on Station Street opposite Birmingham New Street Station, and is believed to be the oldest working cinema in the country. Closed for good end of February 2024?

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Kent+Street+Apartments%2c+Kent+Street%2c+Gooch+Street+North%2c+Birmingham+-+Construction+with+Community
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Kent Street Apartments, Kent Street, Gooch Street North, Birmingham - Construction with Community

Kent Street Apartments aims to develop a car park site with a new 12 storey apartment building.
 

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Southside+Residences%2c+16+Kent+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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Southside Residences, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Southside Residences at 16 Kent Street is a development of 146 apartments spread over 12 storeys.

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Oasis+Southside%2c+Kent+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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Oasis Southside, Kent Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Oasis Southside will reanimate a tired site with 456 professionally managed rental homes, commercial & a new £1.1M public thoroughfare.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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28fl+Enclave%3a+Birmingham%2c+Lower+Essex+Street%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Placemaking+with+Community
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28fl Enclave: Birmingham, Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Enclave: Birmingham is a modern 628 build-to-rent community coming soon to Southside.

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Thomas+Gardens+(Pagoda+Island)+at+Holloway+Circus+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island) at Holloway Circus - A wonderful open space!

Located at Holloway Circus is Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island). Originally built in 1966, it was refurbished in 1998 with a Chinese Pagoda, Chinese stone dogs and other Chinese style objects.

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