51-storey skyscraper backed by planning committee

One Eastside

Plans for a 51-storey residential skyscraper near Birmingham’s proposed HS2 station have been granted planning permission.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee comprehensively backed plans for the scheme on Thursday morning (April 15) – some four months after the scheme was put on hold due to objections by heritage campaigners from the Victorian Society.

Court Collaboation’s One Eastside scheme will include 667 apartments across two buildings, with residential gardens and courtyard spaces, as well as a gym, cinema and sky lounge. The architect on the scheme is Glancy Nicholls.

In December, the company learned that it had to submit fresh plans for the development after Birmingham City Council confirmed that an objection from the Victorian Society was omitted from a Planning Committee report.

Alex Neale, managing firector of Court Collaboration, said: “We’re delighted with the committee’s approval and will now begin planning a start on site date for this truly exciting and rightly-ambitious development. The team have worked tirelessly to overcome a number of challenges since we first announced our proposals for One Eastside and we know there will be more to come following this latest milestone. We believe in this scheme and the future of our city centre, so the hard work will continue as we move forwards from here.”

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