Iconic ‘super slender’ skyscraper gets the go-ahead in Birmingham

211 Broad Street, skyscraper,
© Glancy Nicholls Architects

Plans for Birmingham’s first ‘super slender’ tower and the UK’s first habitable ‘super slender’ structure have been given the green light

Designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects for Taylor Grange Developments, the 37-storey super slender skyscraper at 211 Broad Street will be 116.5m tall and just 9.5m wide.

The aparthotel will boast 264 self-contained rooms, along with a range of amenities, including a bar, restaurant, gym and residents lounge.

Enhance Birmingham’s skyline

Lisa Deering, director at Glancy Nicholls Architects, said: “Advances in engineering and construction technology have allowed us to design an iconic building that will enhance Birmingham’s skyline and bring a new type of skyscraper to the city.

“It’s great news that 211 Broad Street has been given the go-ahead and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the building take shape. This is an exciting project to be part of and a key milestone for Birmingham’s architecture.”

211 Broad Street was praised by Birmingham City Council for its design, referencing its ‘ambitious concept and elegant in its form’.

The building will be the latest in a series of skyscrapers to be delivered on Broad Street and will be located opposite The Bank, two residential towers that were also designed by Glancy Nicholls.

Notable buildings in Birmingham

Glancy Nicholls Architects has been responsible for the design of many notable buildings in Birmingham including the University of Birmingham’s Chamberlain Hall Student Residence and the refurbishment of The Municipal Bank on Broad Street.

The team is currently working on The Regeneration of Perry Bar for the Birmingham City Council and has designed 100 Broad Street which, having obtained planning approval, is set to be Birmingham’s tallest building.


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