UPDATED: Walking down to the Old Crown for a quick pint, or zooming past Moor Street on the train, you may have noticed the impressive Rhubarb building going up next to the Custard Factory on Heath Mill Lane. The architects responsible for the building, Bryant Priest Newman are having a green wall made for the side of the soon to be completed offices. The wall will be 12m high (three stories of the building) and is a first in Birmingham. It is due to be installed later this month. I look forward to seeing it up! For a sneaky peek go to the Rhubarb blog.
The Custard Factory is also in the process of a facelift. The Old Library and Space 2 will be renovated this summer in order to stay ahead of competition in the city. I have seen bands from Shellac to Fleet Foxes at Space 2 and I hope that they start to be used more for events. They are both nice little venues.