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Holloway Circus Tower Also known as Beetham Tower Birmingham

 

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  • Plans for a large tower to be built at Holloway Circus in Birmingham City Centre were first aired in 1998 and a competition was started to build a tower which would act as a gateway to the city and act as a catalyst for regeneration in the area.
  • Two proposals were put forward, one from Cala Homes and another by Beetham Group. The Cala proposals consisted of two 30 storey round glass tower each 90m tall. The Beetham proposal was of a single, 44 floor round fronted tower with spires reaching 192m high.
  • Beetham Group won the competition and planning permission was latter granted. However the tower was called in by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it breached height limits enforced after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
  • The tower was then shortened to 40 floors and 122m to roof. The large spires were removed from the design and a number of sky gardens planned to be in the tower taken out.
  • Construction on the tower started in late 2003 and completion is set for late 2005.
  • Once completed, it will be the tallest building in the UK outside London until the 171m Beetham Tower in Manchester is finished in 2006.
  • The top 3 floors of the tower will be divided into 6 triplex apartments with 5 bedrooms and their own private balcony. Starting prices start at just under 2,000,000 but prices are expected to rise and surpass 3,000,000.

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28-02-2003 > Holloway Underway

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Architect
Ian Simpson Architects
Cost Consultant
Qubed
Developer
Beetham Organization
Main Contractor
Laing O'Rourke
Services Engineer
Buro Happold
Structural Engineer
WSP Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
153
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
10 Holloway Circus, Birmingham. B1 1BT
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2002
Construction start date
2003
Completion date
2005
Style
Post Modern

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
130.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
121.50

Holloway Circus Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
40
Plant Floors
1
Total Floors (U.G)
3

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Hotel

Floorspace (sq m)
23,225.00
Flats
158
Hotel Rooms
211

Construction Cost
£72,000,000.00
Budget Date
2005

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