A new residential tower reaching 28 storeys is set to be developed on one of Birmingham’s busiest roads.
Plans have been unveiled to build the complex at the corner of Essex Street and the A38 Bristol Street in the Southside district.
Regal Property Group, the development team behind The Bank apartment project in Broad Street, is leading this new scheme, plans for which have now been lodged with Birmingham City Council.
The project will contain 154 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms for private sale, a rooftop garden, sky cinema, concierge service and a private gym.
There will also be commercial space at street level.
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Planning permission was previously in place to build an 18-storey block containing 68 units but developers said they would look to revise the scheme when they acquired the land from previous owner Sandpiper last autumn for £2.5 million.
Subject to gaining planning approval, it is anticipated work could begin on site in 2021.
Regal Property Group director Mark Holbeche said: “Birmingham’s residential market is really thriving at the moment thanks to HS2, the Commonwealth Games, its affordability for investors compared to London and an influx of blue-chip businesses basing themselves in the city.
“As a developer, we have had great success at The Bank which has acted as a catalyst for the residential regeneration currently taking place along Broad Street and we’re planning to create a similarly positive impact in the city’s Southside district.
“We’ve worked closely alongside (architects) Glancy Nicholls to create a striking building which we believe will become a real focal point in the skyline around Southside.
“We’re hoping to work closely with Birmingham City Council to create a fantastic new development which will transform vacant buildings into a positive asset for the area.”
Jewellery Quarter-based practice Glancy Nicholls Architects has designed the scheme.
Director Adam McPartland added: “The design of the tower seeks to echo the lost motifs of Bristol Street and this unique area of Birmingham city centre, with references to both the interplay of tram lines and the sculptural qualities of Birmingham’s terracotta heritage.”