Eastside, Birmingham

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Eastside is a district of Birmingham City Centre, England that is undergoing a major redevelopment project.wikipedia
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Eastside is a district of Birmingham City Centre, England that is undergoing a major redevelopment project.

Birmingham Science Park Aston

Aston Science Park
In 1983, Aston Science Park was opened in the north part of Eastside, adjacent to the Aston University campus.
It is located adjacent to Aston University and the Eastside area.

Millennium Point (Birmingham)

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The first of these projects to be completed was Millennium Point which was completed in 2002 to replace the Birmingham Science Museum.
Millennium Point is a multi-use meeting and conference venue, public building and charitable trust in Birmingham, England, situated in the developing Eastside of the city centre.

New Technology Institute

Other buildings completed in the area include the New Technology Institute, completed in 2006, and also the refurbishment of Island House into a base for a redevelopment company.
The New Technology Institute, Birmingham (abbreviated to NTI Birmingham) is a training centre and media studio located in the Learning and Leisure Zone of the Eastside of Birmingham, England.

Warwick Bar

The Grand Union Canal is located along the boundaries of the area and meets the Digbeth Branch Canal at Warwick Bar.
It covers the entire length of the Digbeth Branch Canal through the Eastside area and a section of the River Rea.

Masshouse

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The first part of the plan to be implemented was the demolition of a large elevated road junction called Masshouse Circus and the Inner Ring Road to clear land for development.
When completed, the blocks will have a prominent position on the Eastside skyline.

Eastside City Park

This will be called Eastside City Park and will cover 8 acre.
Eastside City Park is a 6.75 acre (2.73 ha) urban park located in the Eastside district of Birmingham City Centre.

Island House (Birmingham)

Island House
Other buildings completed in the area include the New Technology Institute, completed in 2006, and also the refurbishment of Island House into a base for a redevelopment company.
Island House was a locally listed building in Birmingham's Eastside area, with a roughly triangular footprint, and was built in 1912 by the architect G. E. Pepper.

Birmingham Metropolitan College

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Matthew Boulton College also built a new major facility in 2005 and overlooks the Masshouse site.
By the late 1990s, these premises had become unfit for purpose and it was deemed uneconomic to refurbish them, so Matthew Boulton College sought a new location on Jennens Road in the Eastside area of the city in late 1999 close to the Aston University Campus.

Eastside Locks

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The area beyond the city park to the eastern boundary of Eastside is to be developed in a development named Eastside Locks.
Eastside Locks (originally known as Ventureast) is a major mixed-use development in the Eastside area of Birmingham, England.

Birmingham City University

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The tower is located near Aston University and Birmingham City University have a campus in Eastside (which was still a proposal at the time). Birmingham City University is now interested in the cancelled Eastside library site to relocate its conservatoire which is currently adjacent to Birmingham Central Library.
A £125 million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of a new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened in 2013.

Richard Rogers

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Originally designed by Richard Rogers as part of the scheme for the Library of Birmingham, it was to have several residential towers however the architects pulled out when the library scheme was shelved.
The practice was appointed to design the replacement to the Central Library in the Eastside of Birmingham; however, his plan was shelved for financial reasons.

Birmingham Curzon Street railway station

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Eastside is the planned location for the terminating station for High Speed 2 (HS2) and the new station will be named as the former station, Birmingham Curzon Street.
Birmingham City Council plans to use the location of the new station to promote development within the city, especially the redevelopment of the Eastside and Digbeth areas.

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

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The first of these projects to be completed was Millennium Point which was completed in 2002 to replace the Birmingham Science Museum.
The museum shares the Millennium Point building with Birmingham City University, and is situated in the Eastside district.

Martineau Galleries

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One development set to start in late 2006 is the Martineau Galleries complex which will require the demolition of the Carling Academy, surrounding shops and a multi-storey car park.
It was to connect the Eastside to the city centre core, a major retail area.

Big City Plan

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It is part of the larger Big City Plan project.
The scheme is part of the Eastside regeneration programme, and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Birmingham Central Library

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Birmingham City University is now interested in the cancelled Eastside library site to relocate its conservatoire which is currently adjacent to Birmingham Central Library.
In 2004 an initial plan to move to a building designed by Richard Rogers in Eastside did not materialise.

ArtsFest

Since 2006, Eastside has hosted a number of events as part of ArtsFest.
The main location was Centenary Square with events in Chamberlain Square, Victoria Square, Brindleyplace, Eastside, the Custard Factory, and many others.

Middle Ages

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Excavations revealed that the area was used as farmland in the Medieval times.

Industrial Revolution

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During the Industrial Revolution, the area was home to a massive complex of factories and workshops and was accessed by part of the canal network, most notably the Digbeth Branch Canal which bisects the area.

Canal

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During the Industrial Revolution, the area was home to a massive complex of factories and workshops and was accessed by part of the canal network, most notably the Digbeth Branch Canal which bisects the area.

Digbeth Branch Canal

Digbeth Branch
During the Industrial Revolution, the area was home to a massive complex of factories and workshops and was accessed by part of the canal network, most notably the Digbeth Branch Canal which bisects the area.

Grand Union Canal

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The Grand Union Canal is located along the boundaries of the area and meets the Digbeth Branch Canal at Warwick Bar.

Victorian architecture

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The old Victorian factory buildings were never maintained and the canals became dirty and clogged with only small stretches being cleaned.

Birmingham Curzon Street railway station (1838–1966)

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A major brewery was located near Curzon Street station and this resulted in the establishment of a public house further down the road which currently exists as a Grade II listed building.