PIC invests £200m in Birmingham’s first official skyscraper.


One Eastside will be Birmingham’s first official skyscraper.

PIC's £200m birmingham skyscraper
Eastside One will house 667 apartments across two apartment buildings
by Richard AllanNovember 2, 2022

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) is investing £200m to fund the construction of a new build-to-rent skyscraper in Birmingham.

The development will consist of 667 apartments, split across a

  • 16-story building
  • 51-story building, the tallest build-to-rent tower outside of London.

The project is expected to create 300 new jobs. Plans are in place to create a student academy, and provide students with work experience and on-site training.

Residential developer, Court Collaboration will work alongside PIC to execute the project.

PIC’s head of build-to-rent Delphine Deasy said “I am delighted that we have now acquired our fourth build-to-rent project. The 667 apartments development will have a positive effect on the local economy, including creating hundreds of job opportunities and supporting the training of local students. At the same time, it will provide long-term, secure cashflows to back our policyholders’ pension payments in the decades ahead”.

Anthony McCourt CEO of Court Collaboration said “This £200m investment by PIC confirms that confidence in the build-to-rent sector continues to grow in Birmingham. One Eastside will see Court Collaboration leading the way in the West Midlands build-to-rent market with this landmark development being the jewel in the crown of the city’s build-to-rent offering. Once completed, One Eastside will provide a new benchmark for quality. Court hopes this is the start of a wave of skyscraper living in our brilliant city.”

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