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Plan lodged for 42-storey Birmingham BTR tower


Plan lodged for 42-storey Birmingham BTR tower

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Plans have been submitted to transform a derelict hospital in Birmingham into a 42-storey skyscraper with 300 flats.

Planning consultancy Marrons, acting on behalf of HJB Investments, submitted the plan to redevelop the Grade II-listed former Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 80 Broad Street.

The historic building last used as a nightclub and known as Islington Villa would be restored and a 134m tower constructed for the rental flats, 20% of which will be affordable.

The plans, designed by architects at Marrons, also include 12,000 sq. ft community space, a  6,000 sq. ft viewing platform with café and exhibition area.

Georgian-style building to be protected in redevelopment of under-utilised brownfield land.

Charlotte El Hakiem, planning director at Marrons, said: “The proposal takes a distinctive and innovative approach that allows for the retention and careful repurposing of a Grade II-listed building to bring it back into public use, while simultaneously creating a striking 42-storey landmark tower that contains much-needed housing to accommodate the city’s ever-growing population.”

The mixed-use residential-led scheme is set to create 300 full-time equivalent jobs during the construction phase.