Design proposals submitted for Birmingham's tallest tower

Plans for a 61-storey tower have been submitted, which would make it the tallest tower in Birmingham.

Located at 100 Broad Street, the proposed scheme would be 193m tall and provide at least 500 luxury apartments.

Glancy Nicholls Architects say a sky lounge at the top of the tower would be the UK's highest restaurant outside of London. 

© Glancy Nicholls Architects

The scheme, backed by Euro Property Investments, would take place on the site of a disused office building. Glancy Nicholls said the site was within the central ridge zone, an area identified in Birmingham City Council planning policy as appropriate for tall buildings.

The practice said: "The design proposal takes part in the greater city centre redevelopment scheme by creating high-quality, high-density living spaces in the heart of the city centre, which will be sustained in the future by new civic, cultural, retail and job opportunities."

© Glancy Nicholls Architects

Birmingham's tallest building overall is currently the 152m-high BT Tower, but that will be dwarfed by 100 Broad Street.

Renzo Piano's Shard is London's tallest tower at 306m, while the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's highest at 828m. 

A version of this article first appeared in Architects' Journal

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