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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Regal Tower | Broad Street | 56fl | 201m | App.

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Regal submits plans for Birmingham's tallest building
Lisa Pilkington 26/10/2009 11:16

Regal Property Group has submitted an outline planning application for what could be Birmingham’s tallest building.

Subject to consent, Regal Tower will be a 200m skyscraper located in the city’s leisure area on the corner of Broad Street and Sheepcote Street.

Plans for the building were first unveiled at this year’s MIPIM event in March.

The £125m Aedas Architects’-designed building will comprise a mix of uses and will stand at 56 storeys.

The tower will house a 289-bedroom luxury hotel, 256 serviced apartments, three floors of penthouses set within the 'Crown' at the top of the building and a parade of boutique shops on the ground floor.

A spacious triple height foyer will house a bar/restaurant, a banqueting suite as well as conference & meeting rooms.

Other facilities include a spa and fitness suite and a double-height Sky Bar on the 30th floor, offering panoramic views across the city.

Roger Holbeche of Regal Property Group said that the building will provide much-needed facilities immediately adjacent to Brindleyplace, The National Indoor Arena and the International Convention Centre.

“Regal Tower has the potential to redefine Birmingham’s skyline and provide an iconic focal point to this strategic gateway," he said.

"The Big City Plan sets out a need for more tall buildings and we are working with the city council to ensure that we provide the best solution for the site and wider area."

Subject to approval, work could start on site by the end of 2010 with a three-year build programme.

DTZ is advising Regal Property Group in respect of the planning application.














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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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i knew i wouldnt have to wait long for this to get here. my director put the birmingham post on my desk so i knew as soon as i got into the office!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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Sooo... any more info?

I find this quite hard to believe, but would be more than happy!

It is a small site, and I would have thought that the Premier Travel Inn (?) behind Old Orleans and the Brasshouse Language Centre would be a better site, but hey - this is a bit of a bolt out of the blue!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:13 AM   #4
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It will include the old Left bank site, they want it to be "top quality" and will include a ballroom and conference facility for up to 1000 people.

They say they want to "plug a gap in the market".

Well they will do that for sure. If you've ever tried to get a banquet venue for 1000 people + in this area, it's a struggle. The only real option is the Hilton Metropole at the NEC.

This sounds promising, sounds like a professional outfit who have identified a market and hopefully could do a good job.

How do we think it may influence the Richardsons plan opposite?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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Sounds like the perfect thing to complement the ICC. Pity they aren't building it on Bridge St to connect Mailbox to ICC
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:21 AM   #6
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Good news once again for Brum! You're having a good year ain't ya!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:23 AM   #7
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A Vintage year
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Sorry I wanted to use the term good-year, always reminded me of the Midlands when we went past the Good Year factory!
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Ah. The Wolves plant
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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:20 PM   #10
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Eventually a canyon of towers emerging.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:38 PM   #11
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How tall are we looking at? exciting
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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:45 PM   #12
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Its a great idea with the NIA in such close proxmity. A 1000 person ballroom will allow major conferences - such as Labour/Conservative without the need of the NIA which can be kept open for concerts.

definately 40+ stories by the seems of things. Birmingham really is heading for the skies now. This area could be as dense (not as tall) as the city of London.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:50 PM   #13
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What bit of broad street are we talking about?
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Can someone copy the article or images into this forum? - are there any?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:05 PM   #15
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there are no images yet of the tower and we are not likely to see them yet as the article states a final height ahs yet to be decided, but the regal seem keen to promote the fact they are lokoing for a proposal for one of the cities tallest, if not THE tallest tower in the city....!!!

expected to easily surpass beetham tower the artcile suggests!
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Wohoo!!!
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Excellent news! Don't suppose anyone knows how long we'll have to wait for designs/renders/planning even

Hope we get something classy
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:50 PM   #18
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Here's the article.

£150m tower hotel planned for Broad StreetOct 31 2007
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By Jo Ind & Rhona Ganguly


A £150 million hotel boasting one of the tallest towers in the city is being planned for Birmingham's Broad Street.

The luxury development with a sky restaurant and conference facilities could be built between Sheepcote Street and the Novotel within the next four years.

Developers Regal Property Group have planning consent for a restaurant and 130 apartments on the site where the progressive synagogue once stood.

But now it is hoping to add to the original plans by including a luxury hotel, with a tower reaching the heights of Birmingham's tallest buildings.

At 122m tall, Beetham Tower, the Radisson SAS hotel near to New Street station, is currently the tallest building in the city. The proposed 50-storey high V tower - on the corner of Broad Street and Queensway - is expected to surpass this height but could be beaten by the Regal hotel.

Roger Holbeche, head of Regal in the UK, said: "We haven't made a formal planning application.


"Discussions are on-going, but they are very positive and are likely to lead to an early application."


The scheme includes conference facilities for up to 1,000 people to complement those of the International Convention Centre.


The Big Bite, a listed building formerly the Left Bank restaurant, would also be incorporated into the development.


If all goes to plan the luxury hotel with conference facilities and apartments above could be completed by 2011.


Mr Holbeche explained: "What we're trying to do is create something within the hotel which plugs the gap in the market.


"There will be ballroom facilities and conference facilities, maybe for up to 1,000 people. Naturally delegates would be stopping on site with the facilities on site.


"We are looking at building something absolutely top quality - one of the bigger buildings in the Birmingham arena.


"Whether it will be as tall as the tower of the proposed V building remains to be seen. It's not quite at a stage where we can say that."


John Lamb, spokesman for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, said: "I think any iconic building is welcome and obviously it brings the possibility of there being jobs - not only in construction but also in the running of the hotel."


He added if planning permission were to be granted for the hotel, it would relieve an existing lack of hotel accommodation in the city and could attract big events.


In addition, he said this could help attract Chinese Olympic athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games.


"We already have the US track and field team and there is a big bid to get the Chinese delegation, which is enormous," he said.


"Sometimes you just can't get a hotel room in Birmingham. It will give the city a chance to attract big events."


Broad Street manager Mike Olley also welcomed the proposals.


He said: "We want exciting ideas for Birmingham - we want things that will get people investing the area.


"That can only be good for jobs locally."
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:24 PM   #19
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Fantastic news, i cant keep up with all of Brums towers at the moment. Their is so many of them to talk about.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:25 PM   #20
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Interesting, this all comes as a surprise i have to add. Would be great addition in every sense of the word. Cant wait for solid news on it!
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