Plans for a new 48-storey residential tower in Birmingham city centre have been lodged with council chiefs.
The project is aiming to revamp the site of the former Irish Centre in Digbeth after the association left the premises earlier this year after half a century.
Birmingham-based developer Court Collaboration unveiled its vision for the site in May which will contain 454 one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent and 10,000 sq ft of amenity space including a gym, cinema, sky lounge and co-working space.
Following a recent public consultation, the developer said provision for cyclists had been increased in the proposals from 10 per cent to 27 per cent at 122 spaces but there is no parking for cars.
The expanded West Midlands Metro tram network will run past the application site at the corner of High Street Deritend and Chapel House Street.
Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020
The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are back for a second year, in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham. The event will be held online only on Friday November 27, 2020 and will celebrate apprentices, employers and training and education providers.
The awards are free and easy to enter via our online form which can be found here along with those all-important T&Cs. The deadline for entries is Friday September 18.
If you have any questions about entering or the awards in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about becoming a commercial partner of the awards.
For more information visit our events website here and please follow the hashtag #BAA20 for updates on social media.
The scheme adjoins The Stone Yard, another development by Court Collaboration which won permission in July for 995 apartments on the former Bull Ring Trading Estate.
It will be developed in a series of blocks ranging from six to 30 storeys.
Local campaign group Digbeth Deserves Better has opposed both of the schemes, claiming they would cast a shadow over the district and were not in keeping with the area.
Court Collaboration’s managing director Alex Neale said: “Our plans for the former Irish Centre have now been submitted to Birmingham City Council and we look forward to working closely with officers and members as we continue to progress through planning.
“The scheme will provide modern, city living in a key location, complementing the surrounding area and various high-rise developments coming forward in Digbeth such as Connaught Square, Lunar Rise and the recently consented Stone Yard.
“The ongoing investment and regeneration and the combined ambition of these developments, represents a truly exciting time in the city.”
The Irish Centre relocated to a new home in Kings Heath in January where there are long-term plans to build a new hotel and conference centre.
Court collaboration is now working with the Birmingham Irish Association to help maintain an active and prolonged presence in the Digbeth area.
Chief executive Maurice Malone added: “This development is just the kind of investment we’ve been crying out for in the area and will be a fantastic asset.
“There have been many false dawns so we’re really hopeful that it and others like it will come to fruition and add to the evolving city centre skyline.”