Plans for 35-storey Broad Street mixed-use scheme revealed

How the scheme will look

A planning application to build 440 build to rent (BTR) apartments and a 230-bed hotel in Birmingham city centre has been submitted.

2020 Living, part of Taylor Grange Developments, is behind the 35-storey scheme on Broad Street, which is being designed by Corstorphine + Wright architects. It will be called The Square.

Taylor Grange is currently working on five other BTR scheme in the city, totalling more than £500m in development value.

Samuel Ginda, director of 2020 Living, said: “We’re delighted to be unveiling these plans after fantastic collaboration yet again with Birmingham City Council and working very successfully with our team to develop our vision for this well positioned brownfield site in the heart of city centre.

“The scheme illustrates the exceptional spaces ethos that Taylor Grange are delivering in the city to live, work & play. The Square redevelopment will be a vibrant highly managed amenity rich BTR product with a big focus on inclusive communities, health and wellbeing being the core focus.

“We’re really looking forward to delivering this exciting new project alongside all of our other schemes in the city as this not only provides jobs to the region but our commitment to the regeneration of brownfield sites aiding in the Birmingham and West Midlands housing needs.”

Tony Mead of Corstorphine + wright Architects added: “The Square has been a really exciting project to work on given our clients brief, with a huge focus to provide a unrivalled amount of shared facilities which would support residents to achieve high levels of physical and mental wellbeing, with exercise, work and social spaces supported by a large courtyard with multi activity sports pitch and running track.”

“We wanted The Square to provide a new level of sustainable city centre dwelling, together with forming a new landmark building that contributes to the emerging and developing Birmingham skyline.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “In order to meet our housing demand by 2031 and protect our precious greenbelt, we need to not only build homes on a brownfield-first policy, but also look to build upwards – not outwards – in town and city centres.

“These plans for Broad Street encapsulate that approach, and I am pleased to see developers rising to the challenge and keeping confidence in the West Midlands market despite the difficult economic times brought on by the Coronavirus crisis.

“Building more truly affordable homes in the region is also critical, and I have been assured this development will include some affordable accommodation. I look forward to hearing more about this from Taylor Grange as the plans progress.”