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Report - Grand Hotel, Birmingham - August 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by BrainL, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Visit
    Visited with @redhunter on a lovely summers evening... on reflection I cant believe I actually got in there with the crazy things required to get in and get to the ballroom... Apparently lots of areas internally have been sealed now which made our path to the ball room very dangerous, anyone that attempts this in the future will know what I mean when they meet a big locked gate inside.. but once in I was literally speechless, what an incredible room that is !!

    The History

    The Grand Hotel is a Grade 2 listed Victorian hotel in the city centre of Birmingham. Designed by architect Thomson Plevins, construction began in 1875 and the hotel opened in 1874. Extensions and extensive interior renovations were undertaken by prominent Birmingham architecture firm Martin & Chamberlain from 1890 to 1895. Interior renovations included the building of the Grosvenor Room which boasts rich and impressive Louis XIV style decoration.

    The hotel closed in 2002 and due to the risk of crumbling stonework it has been under scaffolding and protective covers since. In 2012 planning permission was granted for plans to restore the building into a luxury 152-bedroom hotel. Works to the exterior began in October 2012





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    #1 BrainL, Aug 27, 2015
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  2. Will Knot

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    You were quick to get in this one buddy....not the easiest of access but that hall is certainly GRAND ;)
    Nice pics mate :thumb
     
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  3. BrainL

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    I have to admit I didn't enjoy the access to this place at all.. terrified haha
     
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