Taylor Grange unveils revamped designs for Birmingham apartments

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Revised plans have been drawn up by Taylor Grange Developments for this site in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter

More than 250 new apartments are set to be built on an industrial site in Birmingham.

Developers are planning to regenerate a plot at the corner of Princip Street and New Town Row, in the city’s Gun Quarter, to create a canalside apartment complex reaching up to 23 storeys.

The newly submitted application by Birmingham-based Taylor Grange Developments is a revised version of its previous designs first revealed 18 months ago to build 295 apartments across a series of blocks reaching up to 19 storeys.

That project was withdrawn in September following discussions with city council planning officers, prompting the developer to go back to the drawing board.

Under these latest designs, Taylor Grange is seeking permission to build 132 one-bedroom and 134 two-bedroom apartments for rent only, across three blocks of six, seven and 23 storeys respectively.

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To be called Lancaster Wharf, there would also be basement parking for 28 cars and two motorcycles, 115 cycle spaces and residents’ courtyards.

The site is currently used by West Midlands Police Authority as a storage depot but it is due to vacate the site this summer after which buildings there will be demolished.

Earlier this week, Taylor Grange revealed new plans to build a 35-storey apartment and hotel complex in Broad Street to be called The Square.

Both of these projects have been designed by architecture practice Corstorphine & Wright.

Taylor Grange’s chief executive Rakesh Doal said: “This is another fantastic project that we are glad to be involved in and our team have worked tirelessly in line with Taylor Grange’s progressive nature of bringing key developments in Birmingham to the forefront.”

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Chief operating officer Sam Ginda added: “These regeneration plans for this part of the city are essential and we very much see the Gun Quarter as a key investment area.

“The tallest of the buildings has been designed to be 23 storeys fronting onto New Town Row which is a significant arterial route into the city.

“It was deemed prudent to create our developments along this boulevard of real significance and that’s exactly what we have done at Lancaster Wharf.

“Subject to receiving planning consent, work is expected to start in the last quarter of 2020 and we aim to complete the development before the Commonwealth Games in 2022.”

Taylor Grange is also leading a scheme to build 337 apartments in a complex reaching 25 storeys on the opposite side of Princip Street which was first revealed in February.

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