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Plans in for Birmingham 33-storey build to rent tower

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Plans in for Birmingham 33-storey build to rent tower

Construction & Build

​Developer Urban Vision has submitted a planning application for a landmark build-to-rent development in Birmingham.

The plans for 100 Broad Street will deliver 294 new homes across a 33-storey building in the heart of the city.

The scheme designed by architect Glen Howells is nearly half the height of an approved but never-realised 61-storey scheme by Glancy Nicholls Architects for the site.

If approved, the building will be one of the most sustainable in Birmingham.

The professional team includes structural engineer Cundall and M&E consultant Ramboll, which have helped to design a distinctive tower block.

It is designed to be a ‘smart’ building that is both all-electric and uses innovative technology to help drive efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint and occupational costs of its users.

As well as rental flats, it will include a wide range of communal amenities, such as co-working spaces and lounges, rooftop gardens, as well as shops, cafés, or restaurants at street level.

The building uses a unique asymmetrical shape helping to provide most apartments with dual-aspect views across the city.

Nigel Robson, Director at Urban Vision, said: “100 Broad Street is a fantastic opportunity to deliver one of Birmingham’s most sustainable buildings, which adds real value to the city and its skyline.

“Our proposals are deliverable and, should planning permission be granted, construction can begin as soon as possible.

“We look forward to working with our partners at Birmingham City Council, and within the community, to progress the application.”