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In pictures: Birmingham gives green light to ‘tallest’ tower

Birmingham City Council has given the green light to a new mixed-use building set to become one of the city’s tallest towers.

According to Construction News, the 26-storey building is being delivered by Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring Property Investment Managers.

Designed by Doone Silver Architects, 103 Colmore Row will by 102 m tall and the highest building in Birmingham’s central business district, according to the project team.

It will include 200,000 sq ft of office space, 15,000 sq ft leisure space and will be able to accommodate 2,000 workers.

Demolition of the exisiting 22-storey concrete-clad tower will begin in early August and the project is due to complete by spring 2018.

Sterling Property Ventures construction director Peter Graham said: “We can now move this project off the drawing board and on to site, replacing an outdated, inefficient building with a modern, landmark office development that Birmingham can be proud of.”

Three agents have been appointed to advise on lettings: Colliers International, DTZ and Knight Frank.

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