City sees emerging high-rise cluster
Glancy Nicholls has won planning for a 51-storey residential tower in the middle of Birmingham.
The architect is already behind a 61-storey scheme at 100 Broad Street for Euro Property Investments which will include just over 500 flats.
Now it has been cleared to proceed with a 51-storey tower called One Eastside with more than 650 build-to-rent one- and two-bed flats, along with a smaller, 15-storey building.
The £160m project will contain retail and leisure facilities including a sky lounge with a rooftop dining and bar area. The developer on the scheme is Court Collaboration.
Birmingham is seeing a growing number of towers being built in the city, with local practice Glenn Howells winning planning earlier this year for a 42-storey, £183m tower called the Mercian for developer Moda.
The other big tower in Birmingham is 103 Colmore Row, designed by Doone Silver on the site of John Madin’s demolished NatWest House. At 26 storeys, it will be the tallest office tower in the city on completion.