BTR scheme includes more than 550 homes

Glenn Howells Architects has been given the green light for a 32-storey residential tower in Birmingham city centre.

The scheme will be the centrepiece of developer Watkin Jones’ largest build-to-rent scheme to date.

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Maker’s Yard will include a total of 551 homes in Birmingham’s city centre

Known as Maker’s Yard, it will include a total of 551 homes, of which just 47 will be affordable.

A gym, 1,500sq m of commercial space, double height reception area, landscaped podium and double height sky lounge will also be included on the 2.47-acre site, at the centre of which will be a new public square.

The scheme, which is expected to complete by 2025, will be located within 500m of the Bull Ring shopping centre and New Street station.

The project team included planning consultant Turley.