Aedas Architects Wins Planning Consent for Birmingham Skyscraper

27 April 2010 (Last Updated April 27th, 2010 18:30)

Aedas Architects has received planning consent for the proposed 200m-high Regal Tower in Birmingham, UK. Developed by Regal Property Group, the £125m ($193m) scheme will be the UK's tallest tower outside of London. Last year the Commission for Architecture and the Built E

Aedas Architects has received planning consent for the proposed 200m-high Regal Tower in Birmingham, UK.

Developed by Regal Property Group, the £125m ($193m) scheme will be the UK's tallest tower outside of London.

Last year the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) criticised the scheme for being void of urban design considerations, and for its height and poor façade.

Following CABE's comments the practice amended its designs and improved its cladding, colour palette and the structure's public realm element.

The 56-storey mixed-use building will feature a 289-bed hotel, 256 serviced apartments, three floors of penthouses retail spaces, a spa and fitness suite, and a sky bar on the 30th floor.

The scheme is expected to be built over the next five years, according to bdonline.co.uk.