Construction is set to start on a new 30-storey tower in Birmingham, which when completed will be the tallest in the city.
This tower is part of a wider redevelopment of the local area called the Beorma Quarter. The first phase, includes the refurbishment of the former Bullring Markets Coldstore building into an office complex and innovation centre, which was completed by BAM Construction earlier this year.
The new tower, which will become the tallest in Midlands will have 150,000 sq ft of state of the art office space, as well as 15 apartments. The lower floors of the building will be home to a number of retail stores, restaurants and cafes.
The scheme, designed by Architect Broadway Malyan, also includes an accompanying 13-storey residential building for 69 flats and a seven-storey office block, to sit around a new public square called Orwell Place.
This project is set to create hundreds of construction jobs over the next couple of years, as well as a huge number of jobs and homes for people living and working in and around Birmingham once construction is complete, which is great news.
This landmark project is also set to create a graduate scheme, which will create graduate jobs, and apprenticeships to help young people in the West Midlands get hands on experience with a large live project whilst starting off their career in construction
Broadway Malyan’s Director, Neil Rose, said: “The first phase of Beorma Quarter is now complete and Salhia believe that the market conditions are right to move on to the next phase of the scheme, which is set to transform this important and historic part of the city.”
“This scheme will be on the doorstep of the proposed HS2 station and we believe it will not only provide a suitable backdrop for such an important gateway to the city but will be a popular location for occupiers and residents who want easy access to this international rail hub.”
We think this is an awesome project that is going to give this area of the city a new lease of life, whilst creating jobs and homes.