stephenson hamilton risley STUDIO submits 40-storey Birmingham tower plans

The scheme, which is a stone’s throw from Glancy Nicholls Architects’ under-construction 30-storey South Central residential tower, is the latest in a series of high-rise developments proposed for Birmingham.

Senior architect at the practice Drew Lowe said: ‘We are excited to share the plans for Trifecta with the public and believe that, if approved, this development will breathe new life into Bristol Street and the surrounding area.

The ground floors of the buildings at the corner of Bristol Street and Bromsgrove Street would provide 590m2 of commercial and leisure space. The floors above would provide 550 apartments over 48,000m2.

The 50,000m2 three-part Trifecta Residences scheme was drawn-up by the Manchester practice for developer Ryland Estates, which submitted the proposals for planning late last month.

They include Metropolitan Workshop’s consented 48-storey 2 Snowhill Plaza tower, Associated Architects’ recently approved 41-storey Curzon Wharf and Howells’ under-construction 49-storey Octagon.

stephenson hamilton risley STUDIO, which has secured most work in its home city of Manchester, has overseen the completion of  first phase of an £80 million residential development in Birmingham’s Exchange Square, comprising 603 flats, in 2021. The second phase topped out in June.

Under the designs, a 0.6 hectare site on the Bristol Road, just south of Birmingham city centre, would be redeveloped with construction of a six and 10-storey building alongside a 40-storey tower.

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A courtyard for residents in the centre of the triangular plot would be soundproofed from the nearby Bristol Road, providing external amenity space, SHRS says.

‘The area is intended to instil a true sense of community while positively greening the city.’

‘All the homes will benefit from a large, natural, biodiverse garden. A combination of walled gardens, terraced landscaping and water features will provide a tranquil place for residents to share and relax.

The residential mix includes 65 one-bed studios, 167 one-bed apartments, 143 two-bed units, 159 two-bed, four-person apartments and 14 three-bed flats plus two four-bed, eight-person, homes.