Birmingham's Skyline Transforms with New Tallest Tower

Green Light for Birmingham’s Tallest Tower

Birmingham city council planning chiefs have officially given the go-ahead for the construction of the city’s tallest tower. The 61-storey residential building, designed by Glancy Nicholls, will be located at 100 Broad Street, right in the heart of the city.

An Ambitious Project with Expert Design

This ambitious project is the second Glancy Nicholls scheme in progress in Birmingham city centre. The tower will house 503 flats and will become the home of the UK’s highest restaurant and sky lounge outside London. The extensive experience of Glancy Nicholls in the sector and their expertise in the design and delivery of tall buildings are highly regarded in the industry. This expertise has led them to collaborate with London-based expert home renovation and interior design services to ensure the highest quality of living spaces within the tower.

The Financials Behind the Tower

The project is being funded by Euro Property Investments (EPIL), who will demolish a low-rise office block to make way for the new tower. While no start date has been established yet, the developer mentioned that they are currently reviewing the next steps. An initial requirement to provide £3.7m of affordable housing was reduced to £2.4m by the council. This decision came after an independent assessment found a higher contribution would make the scheme financially unviable.

Another Milestone for Glancy Nicholls

This approval comes on the heels of another achievement for Glancy Nicholls. Just a month ago, planning approval was granted for the 51-storey One Eastside tower, another Glancy Nicholls masterpiece in the city.

The Future of Birmingham’s Skyline

The new tower will be constructed on the Birmingham fault, a sandstone ridge that bisects the city centre diagonally. Birmingham council encourages the construction of tall buildings on the “ridge zone,” where the ground is firmer. This new tower will not only redefine Birmingham’s skyline but also set a new standard for residential living in the city.