Key contract signed to progress 30-storey Beorma Tower

The 30-storey tower in Beorma Quarter

Contracts have been officially signed to bring forward the 30-storey Beorma Tower in Birmingham.

Developer Salhia Real Estate and contractor Midgard of JRL Group will deliver up to 124 homes and 152,000 sq ft of commercial space at the site adjacent to Selfridges.

Later work is set to have two further office and residential blocks, of 14 and seven storeys respectively, on land off Well Lane at the rear of the site. There will also be a new public square called Orwell Place at ground level.

The Beorma Quarter scheme is close to the Bullring and the £18m first phase includes Adagio aparthotel.

A skyscraper was first mooted for the site in 2008. Disputes and delays hit the project – as well as the economic backdrop – but planning approval for the tower was given towards the end of 2015.

The overall cost of the project was valued at £158m in 2018.

Phase one of Beorma Quarter opened in 2015 and comprised the Adagio apart-hotel and the revamp of the Digbeth Cold Storage building, now home to the Prince’s Trust.

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