Court Collaboration secures planning for city centre BTR scheme

Court Collaboration’s plans to develop a brownfield site in the heart of Birmingham city centre have been approved.

The scheme, which will see a 1960s eyesore car park demolished and replaced with two BTR residential towers, will be known as Ora, inspired by the Latin adjective, Meliora,
meaning “the pursuit of better”.

Located next to Centenary Square and adjacent to the City Centre Gardens, Ora will feature a 46-storey tower and an additional 15-storey structure providing a mixture of 581 contemporary new one and two‑bedroom homes.

Designed by CallisonRTKL, Ora will offer amenities including rooftop facilities, flexible co-working space, a gym and more, with a concierge service in place for residents.

Alex Neale, managing director of Court Collaboration, said: “We are thrilled with the council’s decision to grant planning permission. This ambitious project will reinforce our commitment to operating at the forefront of sustainable design and innovative construction.

“Ora will also contribute to the exciting transformation currently taking place in Birmingham. This isn’t just a building or a home, it’s the new face of renting. It’s a lifestyle choice designed to foster collaboration, engagement and socialisation with your neighbours and the wider community. We look forward to announcing a start date for the project in the near future.”

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