RPS Manages Delivery of City’s Tallest Resi Tower
16 October 2017 | 2 min read
RPS is project managing the transformation of Birmingham’s Tramps nightclub into a 132m high, 42-storey complex of private rental des-res apartments – the tallest ever residential tower for the UK city.
Birmingham City Council is considering the plans for the £183m 2one2 Broad Street scheme from Moda Living which will deliver 481 high-quality apartments of varying types, including studios and three-bedroom apartments. Ideally located for the city’s professionals in the centre of Birmingham, opposite Brindley Place and its popular canal-side complex, the development contributes to the wider regeneration of Broad Street whilst complementing the existing architecture of Birmingham’s designated tall building zone.
Lee Savage, Development Director at Moda Living said, “The Moda Living model of single landlord ownership and taking a 360° lifestyle approach – covering everything from work to working out - will help deliver more choice of fantastic homes to the residents of Birmingham.”
RPS Operations Director, Steven Kelly lauds the scheme as “a real opportunity to develop a long-term community in an area of Birmingham that hasn’t yet fulfilled its potential. With Brindley Place so close, this Broad Street development will help support the city centre workforce and restore Broad Street’s vibrancy.”
The development provides 30,000ft2 of amenity space and 35,000ft2 of retail, leisure and office space in the three-storey podium levels, a rooftop running circuit, and a hotel-styled lobby and 24-hour concierge service. It is designed by Glenn Howells Architects. A key principle of the scheme is to enhance resident community whilst also delivering high-quality living space by providing a subtly balanced mix of leisure, shopping and workspace within the same complex. It is delivered as part of Moda’s partnership with Apache Capital Partners investing £1.5bn into realising around 6,000 PRS units in prime UK locations, joining other key PRS schemes currently in development that are owned and operated by Moda Living. Construction is scheduled to begin next year, with a three-year completion timetable.