Birmingham's £6bn makeover – Architecture, Arts & Entertainment – The Independent

Dutton puff piece in the Indy. Contains the gem "The Big City Plan is economic cycle-proofed… Bonded development… We're going to give Birmingham a river… We'll create three new towns in the inner city… It's long overdue, it's profound." – so that's all sorted then. [link]

4 comments for “Birmingham's £6bn makeover – Architecture, Arts & Entertainment – The Independent

  1. kjzee
    22 April 2009 at 11:29 am

    Does anybody else think that this man has lost it? What on earth is he on about? He's sounding increasingly like a Bond villain!

    We're going to give Birmingham a river!

    We're going to give Birmingham a castle!!!!

    We're going to give Birmingham a WATERFALL!!!!

    We're going to give Birmingham a MOUNTAIN RANGE!!!!

    We're going to give Birmingham a SPACE STATION!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why doesn't he focus on the fact that 5 of England's districts with the highest unemployment figures are in Birmingham?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7789784.stm

  2. 22 April 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Someday there will be a piece that mentions the new library and says something about books and reading.

  3. dp
    22 April 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Why do I think that Clive made this comment specially for Nicky G?

    “Our Big City Plan isn't a planner's plan. It's a never-ending plan, spawning ideas and themes through public consultation, the like of which has never been seen before.”

    Yes, like never seen before… nor since.

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