Council approves 28-storey Birmingham tower
Plans for a 28-storey tower have been approved by Birmingham council.
The Essex Street scheme, which has been designed by local practice Glancy Nicholls Architects, will provide 154 apartments.
The project is being developed by Essex St Ltd and will be built on land at 31-33 Essex Street, on the corner of Bristol Street.
As part of the plans, the development will include a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a sky garden and rooftop cinema.
A concierge service and a private gym will also be included, which will feature commercial space on the ground floor.
There will also be a number of discounted apartments available for local key workers. The homes are going to be made available for private sale.
Negotiations are currently underway to appoint a contractor, with work expected to start on site in January next year.
Firms that have recently built towers in the city include Wates, which was behind a 33-storey tower called the Bank, while Sisk is on site with a 42-storey development for Moda Living.
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