Green light for UK’s first ‘super slender’ resi tower

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Planning permission has been granted for the UK’s first ‘super slender’ residential tower block in Birmingham.

The 211 Broad Street skyscraper will rise to 116m in height but will be just 9.5m wide.

Birmingham-based developer Taylor Grange Developments will build the block of 264 serviced apartments, next door to Moda Living’s 42-storey residential tower The Mercian.

Glancy Nicholls Architects designed the 37-storey aparthotel, which will boast a range of amenities, including a bar, restaurant, gym and residents lounge.

Contractor United Living is understood to have been in talks over the £58m project although no contractor has been formally appointed yet.

Lisa Deering, director at Glancy Nicholls Architects, said: “Advances in engineering and construction technology have allowed us to design an iconic building that will enhance Birmingham’s skyline and bring a new type of skyscraper to the city.

“It’s great news that 211 Broad Street has been given the go-ahead and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the building take shape. This is an exciting project to be part of and a key milestone for Birmingham’s architecture.” 

The building will be the latest in a series of skyscrapers to be delivered on Broad Street and will be located opposite The Bank, two residential towers that were also designed by Glancy Nicholls.

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