Green light for Birmingham’s tallest building

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
Share

Developers Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring have got the go-ahead to demolish Birmingham’s NatWest tower for a new 26-storey office building.

The 105m-high tower planned for the 103 Colmore Row site has been designed by Doone Silver architects and will be the tallest building in Birmingham once completed.

Work on erecting the new tower will begin in summer 2016, creating 500 construction jobs and completion is targeted for summer 2018.

It will then offer 196,000 sq ft of office space over 19 floors, with restaurants on the upper and ground floors.

Demolition contractors H Smith (Engineers) have been on site since mid July, stripping out the building’s interior.

Natwest tower

Scaffolding is now being erected to allow for the floor-by-floor dismantling of the concrete tower, which will take around 12 months.

The two-storey former banking hall fronting Colmore Row is scheduled to be removed by November this year.

Peter Graham, construction director at Sterling, said: “We’re very pleased that Birmingham City Council has acknowledged our unwavering commitment to this project and this great city.

“It means we can now move this project off the drawing board and on to site, replacing an outdated, inefficient building with a modern, landmark office development that Birmingham can be proud of.”

Client team

colmore row

Architect: Doone Silver Architects
Structure: Davies Maguire & Whitby
M&E: Watkins Payne
Planning: GW Planning
Project manager: Quantem Consulting
Landscape: Robert Townshend

Eric Linden, European director at Rockspring, said: “We are pleased to be playing such a significant role in the improvement of this prime area of Birmingham, a city we view as a strengthening target for regional investment in the UK and where there is significant demand for quality, modern office space.”

Colmore RowEntrance of new Colmore building at its corner with Newhall Street

Colmore Row

Rooftop restaurant is planned with 360 degrees across the city.

Latest project news

McLaughlin and Harvey lands £49m Stornoway port job

Blasting of 750,000t of rock and piling to start in next few weeks
4 months ago

Glencar bags 456,000 sq ft spec shed in Crewe

Expanding contractor clinches third big job for logistics developer PLP
6 months ago

Gilbert Ash wins £22m Brighton College arts centre

Work to start on performing arts building later this month
6 months ago

HG Construction scoops £60m Leeds student tower

First project in city is a near 700-room scheme for student developer SCAPE
6 months ago

Colas wins £14m Dover rapid bus route build

Firm starts work this month on route for Dover Fastrack, Kent’s first zero-emission bus service
6 months ago

Mace to start 39-storey London Bridge student tower

Groundwork starts for 905-bed student accommodation three years after planning consent
6 months ago

Go-ahead for City of London 644-room student scheme

Developer Dominvs drops plan for Europe's greenest hotel for student accommodation
6 months ago

Kier wins £30m net-zero Weston Super Mare academy

Contractor starts main construction for Winterstoke Hundred Academy expansion
6 months ago

Green light for £125m Eden Project North

Eden is waiting on a £70m public funding bid
6 months ago

BCEGI confirmed for phase 3 of £1bn Middlewood Locks

Developer Scarborough sticks with Chinese contractor for 189-home 'Railings' phase
6 months ago

McLaren submits plans for £85m Leeds build-to-rent tower

Work expected to start this summer on latest city scheme
7 months ago

Overbury gets green light for £300m Citi Tower refurb

Revamp of 42-storey Canary Wharf tower will be one of London's biggest ever refurb jobs
7 months ago

McAleer & Rushe confirms £23m Manchester hotel job

Work to start on 17 storey Maldron hotel next month
7 months ago

Realstar and Lendlease ink £120m London build to rent deal

Forward funding deal for 251 private rental flats at Deptford Landings scheme
7 months ago

Go-ahead for £40m Manchester spec office scheme

Local firm PP O'Connor to demolish Speakers House for 17-storey office block
7 months ago

Spanish giant lands deal to build £683m waste power plant

New plant will turn black bin bag waste into electricity
7 months ago

Henry wins six Ealing council housing projects

Henry Construction secures £40m West London council homes deal
7 months ago

Mace lands £300m London court and police complex

Main construction works to start on Fleet Street site this autumn
7 months ago

Graham bags £30m Birmingham build to rent job

Work set to start Crown Works residential scheme in the Colmore Business District
7 months ago

Green light for major overhaul of Surrey pharma campus

Kier and Mace bidding for revamp project with three storey glulam building at its heart
7 months ago

Galliford Try bags £28m Dover inland border control facility

Major inland border facility to be built alongside the A2 outside of Dover
7 months ago

Plans go in for £280m Leeds Whitehall Riverside scheme

Major office and flats scheme to be built next to River Aire
7 months ago

Plans in for 350-flat Salford student scheme

Developer X1 hopes to start 15-storey building later this year
7 months ago

Green light for Birmingham Paradise landmark hotel

17-storey hotel will be the 'cornerstone' of Phase 2
7 months ago

Enabling works start at £400m Manchester First Street

Downing to start main construction in March of three resi buildings rising up to 45 storeys
7 months ago

Bouygues set for London Tustin Estate 700-home rebuild

Phased building programme to start towards the end of the year
7 months ago

Graham secures third Audley retirement village

Work starts on Audley Villages site at Scarcroft, West Yorkshire.
7 months ago

BAM bags £110m refurb of iconic Covent Garden tower

Landmark Seifert-designed 15-storey Space House to get two extra floors
7 months ago

Winvic to start UK’s largest speculative shed

Ellesmere Port warehouse understood to be worth around £80m
7 months ago

Kier signs deal for £169m Luton hospital revamp

Main construction work to start this month and last until 2024
7 months ago

Contractor services