The £160 million office building, backed by developer British Land, will provide the city with 28,500m2 of office space and could include a rooftop restaurant if given the go-ahead.
British Land director Robert Samuel said: ‘We believe we have designed not only a landmark building but also one that will bring real and tangible benefits to Birmingham city centre and to its business community.
‘The design will play a vital role in maintaining the vibrancy and reputation of the city’s business district and we are very excited about the scheme.’
According to British Land, the current building is no longer commercially viable and is standing empty. The new tower, called Colmore Row, will be part of Birmingham’s recently launched redevelopment programme, the Big City Plan.
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