Sisk wins £260m Birmingham skyscraper



Build to rent specialist Moda Living has named John Sisk as the preferred contractor to deliver its Great Charles Street high-rise residential-led neighbourhood in Birmingham.

The £260m scheme is the second to be brought forward in the city by Moda with funding partner Apache Capital.

Its redevelopment of Ludgate Hill Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham will deliver 722 homes across several blocks ranging in height up to 39 storeys.

Sisk is also the main contractor on Moda Living and Apache's first development in the city – The Mercian to be the city's tallest residential tower at 42 storeys.

The new scheme will take the total number of homes being delivered by Sisk for Moda in Birmingham city centre to more than 1,200, accounting for about one-fifth of the city centre's five-year housing supply.

Ajaz Shafi, managing director, Sisk UK South said: "Our ongoing relationship with Moda demonstrates our capability with repeat clients both in the UK and internationally.

"Despite the challenges of covid-19 and by working safely in collaboration with Moda and our supply chain, we have maintained progress on our Mercian project and are on course to top out the structure of what is Birmingham's tallest building on schedule which is a significant achievement.

"We have a quality supply chain in The Midlands that is fully committed to supporting Sisk on delivering these projects."

Tony Brooks, Managing Director at Moda Living, added: "I'm looking forward to starting work on our Great Charles street neighbourhood later this year with the same team that worked on The Mercian, bringing another 722 high-quality homes for rent to Snow Hill and the Jewellery quarter. We hope to create even more employment opportunities for local people."

Source: Construction Enquirer

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