Watch: We ask Birmingham should historic buildings like The Ringway Centre be preserved?

The end of another Birmingham landmark has been announced with plans for The Ringway Centre at Smallbrook Queensway being approved - but should more be done to protect historic buildings in our city?
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There are cranes galore across Birmingham and they’ll be popping up along Smallbrook Queensway in the city centre before long with plans to develop The Ringway Centre being approved.

We visited the village of Moseley to find out how local people feel about the latest decision and whether they think more should be done to preserve the city’s historic buildings. You can watch what people think in our video at the top of this story.

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Susan said: “I've heard about the demolition of Smallbrook Queensway, and whilst I do agree that we should preserve our history, history is what makes us what we are now. 

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“We do have to think about now and if that would mean more homes could be built then I think you that could potentially be a really good thing - so long as they're not homes just for people who are very well off, and actually would meet the needs of people who don't earn a fortune.”

Shian said: “I hear that they're doing um they're restoring some parts of Birmingham City, centre.It's a good idea. Whether restoring these old buildings is a good idea, to preserve them for future generations, it depends on the style of the building and how it’s going to turn out. They should preserve a lot of things, such as the pubs as well.”

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