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Birmingham Skyscraper Klaxon: Eastside Gets Another 37 Storeys

Eastside Locks

Birmingam's skyscraper pipeline just got longer.

Berkeley subsidiary St Joseph has applied to develop a 37-storey tower at the Eastside Locks development, close to the HS2 rail station at Curzon Street, Birmingham Live reports.

The latest tower plan comes as Birmingham digests a rash of skyscraper proposals. Last month Rockspring/Sterling’s 26-storey office tower at 103 Colmore Row and Moda Living's proposals for a 42-storey luxury rented-residential tower at Broad Street started to move forward. Some have expressed concern that the city council needs to rethink its tall buildings policy.

St Joseph plans 388 one-bedroom, 373 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom apartments across the 3.2-acre site at Jennens Road.

The proposals, now before Birmingham City Council, also include 25K SF of commercial floorspace with a gym, and parking for 769 bikes and 100 cars.

Berkeley exchanged contracts to acquire the Eastisde site in September 2018.