Plans for a 123m high 37
storey skyscraper on the edge of Birmingham
city centre have been approved by Birmingham City Council.
The Eastside Locks
project, by developers St. Joseph,
will include 769 apartments within eight and sixteen storey buildings as well
as the 37 storey tower, Midlands Business Insider reports.
In recommending approval Birmingham City Council planners said: “The proposal would make a major contribution to the wider regeneration of Eastside, delivering new homes and jobs alongside new retail and leisure opportunities, which together would help meet important objectives for the planned growth of the area and meet local development needs.”
Birmingham has been undergoing something of a building boom over the last few years, and this latest scheme suggests the appetite for developing in the city isn’t slowing down. The Eastside area will also be the location for Birmingham’s future city centre HS2 station, from which schemes such as this will most likely benefit considerably.