D5 Architects has worked up this new scheme in Birmingham to stand on 121 Suffolk Street Queensway for property company New Manor Developments who have substantial ongoing interests in the constantly evolving Jewellery Quarter of the city.
The £75 million scheme features a 25-storey tower with a height of approximately 82 metres that will directly overlook Suffolk Street Queensway with a three star hotel of 257 bedrooms.
The design includes a projecting pod above ground level that aligns with the rest of the street line and will house a conference area, whilst the building itself is set back stopping the narrow pavement from being overshadowed.
Overlooking an entrance courtyard on the other side of the development will be a 9-storey building bounding Severn Street that contains an aparthotel with 144 rooms that has already got Staycity signed up to it.
Decorating the facades of the building will be coloured glass, laminate panels, and zinc cladding, with it having banded façade treatments of largely two floors high playing with the scale of the building. Through the process of limiting the repetition the cladding ends making the scale of the building appear much less than it is with the main tower having 11 visual levels.
With planning permission having been granted by the local council's planning committee, New Manor Developments aim to begin construction as soon as March 2011 with the project completed in the first part of 2013.
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