£360m Curzon Wharf – tallest tower in Birmingham green lit


Plans to overhaul an area of Birmingham to the tune of £360 million have been approved – green-lighting the tallest tower in the city. 

Curzon Wharf Birmingham
Curzon Wharf Birmingham. Credit: Cundall.

Woodbourne Group won permission to build Curzon Wharf – a huge mixed-use development in the city’s Learning Quarter, boasting net zero construction.   

Boulton Tower, a new Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme, will contain 498 apartments and stand 53 storeys tall. At more than 170m, it will be the tallest building in Birmingham 

Full scope  

  • Watt Tower – 723 student flats over 41 storeys   
  • Galton Skytree – a 14-storey co-living block with 265 units   

The major development will also feature office and Research & Development (R&D) space and a life science building spanning 12,000 sqm over nine storeys.  

Sky terraces, a gym, cinema room, and a bowling alley will be put in, as well as private parking, and retail and commercial space.  

The scheme, on a brownfield site in the city, has been designed to Passivhaus standards, incorporating Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).  

Up to 460 jobs will be created during construction. 


  • Cundall (engineering consultants) 
  • Associated Architects 

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