The New Birmingham c. 1964
Street/Dale End/Priory Queensway
Work on a huge development bounded by Priory Ringway, Corporation
Street, Bull Street and Dale End had already started with the new Barrow's
already complete in November 1964. Designed by Frank Gibberd,
Square development would take 3 years to complete, implemented in five
stages. My memories of this area of the city mostly revolve
around the Virgin Megastore, the wonderful Oasis
, and some
great concerts that took place in the Hummingbird/Academy in Dale End.
In 2014, all the buildings survived despite a huge redevelopment of the
area under the name of Martineau
being proposed almost a decade earlier.
Site of Project 28, c.
mid 1964. The new Barrow's store is on the left.
from the Geoff
Priory Walk, within the development,
Photo from the Steve
Project 28 from Dale End, June
Project 28 from Old Square, June 2014
The original Barrow's store, corner of
Bull Street and Corporation Street, June 2014