Developer reveals plans for 266 apartment scheme

How the new scheme will look

Some 266 build to rent (BTR) apartments could be developed in Birmingham city centre after a planning applcation submitted to the city council.

Designed by Corstorphine + Wright Architects, Taylor Grange is behind the Lancaster Wharf project.

The application comes after the firm revealed plans for a 25-storey tower BTR scheme on the opposite side of the road earlier this year and a week after its plans for a landmark mixed-use development on Broad Street.

Rakesh Doal of Taylor Grange said: “This is another fantastic project that we are glad to be involved in and our team have worked tirelessly in line with Taylor Grange’s progressive nature of bringing key developments in Birmingham to the forefront.”

Sam Ginda added: “These regeneration plans for this part of the city are essential and we very much see the Gun Quarter as a key investment area.

“The tallest of the buildings has been designed to be 23 storeys fronting onto Newtown Row which is a significant arterial route into the city and thus it deemed prudent to create our developments along this boulevard of real significance and that’s exactly what we have done at Lancaster Wharf working successfully in conjunction with Birmingham City Council.

“Lancaster Wharf yet again encapsulates our exceptional spaces ethos and benefits from high quality amenity provisions, quality design and will offer perfect views of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal for its residents.”

Subject to receiving planning consent, work is expected to start in the last quarter of 2020 and Taylor Grange says it aims to complete the development before the Commonwealth Game in 2022.