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The Gallery | Birmingham's tallest tower gets green light

A £60M project to build the tallest tower in Birmingham has been given the green light.

Development duo Rockspring Property Investment Managers and Sterling Property Ventures received planning permission for a 26-storey office building at 103 Colmore Row.

Birmingham City Council approved the proposal to demolish the existing 22-storey, 1970s-built NatWest Tower, which has been unoccupied on the site since 2003.

At 105.5m high, the new tower will be the tallest office building under construction in the UK outside London.

Designed by Doone Silver Architects, it will feature 19 floors of office space as well as a restaurant above and retail and leisure facilities below.

Rockspring European director Eric Linden said: “Rockspring is pleased to be playing such a significant role in the improvement of this prime area of Birmingham, a city we view as a strengthening target for regional investment in the UK and where there is significant demand for quality, modern office space.”

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