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Essex St (Properties) Ltd has submitted plans to build a 28-storey tower on land at 31-33 Essex Street, on the corner of Bristol Street. 

If approved, the development will include a mixture of luxury one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a rooftop garden and sky cinema. A concierge service and a private gym are also part of the plans for the scheme, with commercial space being created on the ground floor. 
The homes are to be made available for private sale. 

Essex St (Properties) Ltd is made up of the team at Regal Property Group which has developed The Bank, an award winning development of 406 apartments which has been built across two striking towers on Sheepcote Street opposite Brindleyplace. Completed in January 2020, it includes one of only two residential skyscrapers currently built in the city.

Glancy Nicholls is appointed as the architect for the new Essex Street scheme. Mark Holbeche, Regal Property Group, said:

“Birmingham’s residential market is really thriving at the moment thanks to HS2, the Commonwealth Games, its affordability for investors compared to London, and an influx of blue-chip businesses basing themselves in the city.

“As a developer we have had great success at The Bank which has acted as a catalyst for the residential regeneration currently taking place along Broad Street, and we’re planning to create a similarly positive impact in the city’s Southside district.

 “We’ve worked closely alongside Glancy Nicholls to create a striking building which we believe will become a real focal point in the skyline around Southside, and we’re hoping to work closely with Birmingham City Council to create a fantastic new development which will transform vacant buildings into a positive asset for the area.”

Adam McPartland, Director at Glancy Nicholls Architects, said:

“The design of the tower seeks to echo the lost motifs of Bristol Street and this unique area of Birmingham city centre, with references to both the interplay of tram lines and the sculptural qualities of Birmingham’s terracotta heritage.”

Subject to gaining planning approval, it is anticipated that work could begin on site in 2021.