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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #154 on: December 08, 2015, 06:31:04 PM »
I forgot the one on the Coventry Road, amazing as I went past it most days for the last couple of years, I was based at the old Head Office / Garage at Bordesley Green.
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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #155 on: December 08, 2015, 08:42:22 PM »
I am sure there was one in Highgate rd also.

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The depot in Highgate Road opened in 1913 as a tram depot, later when the buses took over it became a bus depot. When the bus company no longer had a use for the depot is was used by the ambulance service as a repair & maintenance depot. Later when it was no longer required by the ambulance service it was turned over for industrial use. For a good few years after that it remained empty. Recently a planning application has been submitted to convert it to a convention centre complete with three storey car park, but I understand there is a hiccup with the planning application.

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #156 on: December 08, 2015, 09:06:05 PM »
My grandad was a mechanic at Selly Oak Garage, I think he retired in 1953



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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #157 on: December 08, 2015, 09:09:28 PM »
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« Reply #158 on: December 09, 2015, 10:04:32 AM »
Nice one Phil that's the place. So the building is still there.
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« Reply #159 on: December 09, 2015, 10:21:44 AM »
Fred

Yes the building is still there, but like all old buildings owned by the Council (I'm assuming they do) it's being allowed to fall apart. Somebody is willing to do something with the building and they are being held up by the planning department. I read that The conference centre will contain a banqueting suite and a restaurant a three storey car park for 160 cars and provide 50 jobs. Planning is being objected to on the grounds of, lack of parking, loss of industrial premises and impact on the local residents.

It's madness have any of this planning committee ever visited the site I wonder or are they just churning out the same old time worn excuses.
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