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Arena Central Tower

 

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  • Initial plans for the Arena Central scheme, first put forward in 1998 did not include any buildings over 20 floors, but after intervention by the local council, a 50 storey tower was incorporated into the scheme as it was considered one of the most visible and prominent locations int he city Centre.
  • Planning permission was granted by the Deputy Prime Minister in 2000 for a 50-storey tower with spire rising to a height of 245m making it then the tallest building in the country and one of the tallest towers in Europe.
  • However, the scheme later hit a number of set backs after 11th sept 2001 when fears of the tower being a terrorist target were raised and part owners Hampton Trust pulled out of the project.
  • In 2003, new partners in the form of Bridgewater Capital's Andy Ruhan were found and papers were signed in 2004.
  • A new masterplan is now being drawn up and Australian developers Multiplex have come on board to help design a "landmark high-rise structure" for the site.
  • In Dec 2004, planning permission which would have ran out for the 245m tower in Feb 2005 was extended to Dec 2010
  • The new Masterplan for the site is expected to be unveiled anytime soon with construction starting late 2005/early 2006

News Articles

29-08-2014 > New Tower Plans At Arena Central Site

28-02-2003 > Hampton Sell Arena Central

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Architect
HOK International
Developer
Miller Group
Other
Andy Ruhan, Bridgewater Capital
Quantity Surveyor
AYH
Structural Engineer
Arup Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
117
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
13-05-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Broad Street, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham. B1
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
2002
Completion date
2009

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
245.00
Roof Height (AGL)
187.00

Total Floors (O.G)
50
Plant Floors
2

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential


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