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Friday, September 13, 2009

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It was a sight that bought chills to the local shoppers of Newtown shopping centre.

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EXCLUSIVE By Jordan Francis

the streets of Birmingham back in 1991. The specially-constructed floors are being carefully laid and this work will continue ahead of the framing works. The roof lining and cladding will start once the front framework of the building is set into place which is due to be ready before the end of February. When complete, the new £5 million three storey high art centre will have a 3D cinema, a technology innovation centre, a science museum and a state of art functions rooms which will have multi-coloured glass panelled walls fitted inside the building.

Doing Business: From left Albert Jones and Corey Williams come to an agreement on the terms and conditions of the business

The stake holders of this company also have shares in this building father figure, the millennium point which also has similar features to this building but will not have so much money invested into the centre. Pier owner Adam Smithwood said: “There has been vast hard work during the last 6 months by all the design team who

are responsible for the framework of the building. More than £5 million have been invested to this date; we are very contented by the hard work and dedication that has been input into the construction and planning that has made the building rise above deck. The opening can’t come soon enough.” It’s hoped that the On site: Two technical coordinator’s at work art centre will be as the bitter cold weather arrives upon newopen January 2011. town. Pictures: Troy Samms

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It was a sight that bought chills to the local shoppers of Newtown shopping centre. Work has now started on Birmingham’s second largest art centre in which the government has spent over £5 million pounds onto bring a little light to the small town “Newtown”. More than 50 tonnes of steel per week will be used to form the structure of the building where the government is trying to make Newtown a new town. Before being used as a gun factory, this building became a ghost after being closed down for guns being illegal exported onto

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