Coming hot on the heels of British Land is another office development for Birmingham, this time by the Kenmore Property Group.
The scheme called 1 Snow Hill Plaza will rise to 118 metres and have 29 floors on the site of what is currently the Kennedy Tower. It will stand opposite the under construction Ballymore Snow Hill towers, with which it will combine to form what the planners have called a "gateway cluster".
This should go some way to creating the feel of a canyon effect on Snowhill Queensway that will be tightly hemmed in on both sides by tall buildings with only the road and adjacent pavement for space.
The sheer scale of the building despite its modest height is not to be underestimated - it will be the largest office tower building outside of London offering 54,000 square metres of grade A space plus about 4,000 square metres of retail.
Hamilton's are the architect of the proposals. It's their second office proposal for Birmingham coming barely a month after 103 Colmore Row was unveiled by British Land. .
1 Snow Hill Plaza will be clad in clouded glass which will offer occupants privacy during the day reducing the ability of those outside to see in. At night however the glass will let the internal lighting shine out illuminating the building from the inside.
It's still early days for the scheme however. A planning application has yet to be filed and it is currently undergoing public consultation meaning that the detailing of the design could change somewhat between now and when the application.
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