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Aedas’s Birmingham skyscraper to be downsized

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Developer Regal Property Group is to scale back plans for Regal Tower, its 200m-tall Birmingham skyscraper, according to reports

The Aedas-designed skyscraper was set to become the City’s tallest tower and house a 289 room luxury hotel. But online sources claim the property has failed to secure a high profile hotel brand and is instead negotiating with budget hotel group Premier Inn.

The tower, which was also going to house 250 serviced apartments, penthouses and a sky bar, is now being downsized and Regal will be renegotiating its planning consent with Birmingham City Council.

First unveiled in late 2009, the project was later savaged by CABE. The design watchdog called for ‘a fundamental rethink’ of the scheme saying it was ‘uncomfortable about the proposed height’ of the tower which seemed ‘to be generated by value rather than urban design considerations’.

Aedas has refused to comment on plans to scale back the development.

 

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