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