Scheme will rise to 61 storeys

Glancy Nicholls Architects has submitted plans for Birmingham’s tallest tower, a 61-storey block of flats.

The 100 Broad Street development, south-west edge of the city centre, will replace a disused office building in a low-rise district but, at 193m, it will eventually be the tallest point in an emerging high-rise cluster.

Glancy Nicholls’ two Bank towers, rising to 33 storeys and 102m, are underway and Glenn Howells recently won planning for the 42-storey, 129m Moda tower.

The 100 Broad Street scheme will contain 503 one- and two-bed flats, commercial units on the ground floor and a “sky lounge” with views over the West Midlands. The flats, all classed as “luxury”, will conform to nationally described space standards.

The development will also feature a two-storey pavilion housing associated ancillary uses and “high-quality” public realm, said the architect.

In its design and access statement, Glancy Nicholls said the development, for Euro Property Investments Ltd, had an “opportunity to create a vibrant residential community” in the area and to add an icon to Birmingham’s skyline.