SoBro skyscraper in Nashville, US receives final design approval

15 September 2015 (Last Updated September 15th, 2015 18:30)

The Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Design Review Committee has given final approval for the design plan of the SoBro skyscraper development at 222 2nd Ave S at Nashville, Tennessee in the US, which is due to break ground in October.

The Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Design Review Committee has given final approval for the design plan of the SoBro skyscraper development at 222 2nd Ave S at Nashville, Tennessee in the US, which is due to break ground in October.

The concept plan for this mixed-use skyscraper was approved in March.

Houston-based developer Hines and Nashville's CB Ragland are responsible for the construction of the building, which will primarily consist of office space.

"SoBro skyscraper is planned to be up to 25 storeys, rising to 305ft."

SoBro skyscraper is planned to be up to 25 storeys, rising to 305ft, reports Nashville Post.

As well as 350,000ft² of Class A office space, the tower will also house 25,000ft² of ground-level retail space, along with parking for around 1,100 cars.

While the garage is planned to be on floors two through ten, the offices will be developed on floors 12 through 25.

The development, which is expected to cost more than $100m, has been fully financed by institutional investors, including pension funds and insurance companies. JP Morgan had been the advisor for all the investors, reports Bizjournals.

Another small building will be built as a part of the project on the north-east corner of the site.

While the Nashville unit of Gresham Smith & Partners will work as the architect for the project, while JE Dunn has been appointed as the general contractor.