This is a part of a huge development in Digbeth and will be Birmingham’s tallest office block (the third-tallest building, after the BT Tower and Radisson Blu hotel). Work will begin within a month after city planners’ approval and it will cost £200m.
The planning committee unanimously supported the plans for the 30 storey building situated in the Beorma Quarter and welcomed it as a key regeneration project for Digbeth and Birmingham.
The developer Salhia Investments will use sandstone for the face to try to make the buildings keep the local aesthetic and the city’s geology.
Named after the Anglo-Saxon founder of Birmingham, the Beorma tower will be situated opposite the Bullring and offer a range of accommodation for office, retail and leisure uses. The tower block will be a highly sustainable building, incorporating innovative technology, including 150,000 square feet of office space and offering 125 apartments.
The quarter will also include a 13-storey residential building for 69 flats, a seven-storey office block opposite to St. Martin’s Church, a Selfridges building and based around a new square named Orwell Place.
These apartments will meet the increasing demand of new flats for sale in Birmingham and due to its privileged location in the city centre by New Street station, they will likely be highly desired.
The building has already begun, with the first phase of the Beorma Quarter already finished. This phase included the restoration of Adagio Hotel and the historic Digbeth Cold Store building.
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