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sandblast Nov 3, 2009 11:06 PM

BIRMINGHAM, UK | Regal Tower | 56 floors | 201m | Never Built
Not a "Super tall", but a big tower for an English city.

Construction starts next year and will be completed in 2013. At 201 metres tall and 56 floors above ground level, it will be the tallest building outside London in the UK.

WilliamTheArtist Nov 4, 2009 12:54 AM

Nice looking building.

sandblast Nov 4, 2009 6:16 PM

The building will have a sky restaurant, 122 apartments, conference facilities and an hotel. Rumours in Birmingham are that it will be a high class hotel, possibly a Jumeirah.

This image below shows the southern half of Birmingham City Centre, and Regal Tower will be in the centre.

(Image courtesy of Birmingham City Council)

sandblast Nov 23, 2009 7:47 PM

A couple more CGI's ....

This will be a great addition to the UK's Second City's skyline ...

uaarkson Nov 23, 2009 9:33 PM

Looks like the UK is finally jumping on the skyscraper bandwagon. :)

colemonkee Nov 23, 2009 11:10 PM

Is this an Ian Simpson design?

Dale Nov 24, 2009 5:29 AM

Really pulling for Brum on this one.

sandblast Nov 24, 2009 8:34 AM


Originally Posted by uaarkson (Post 4574221)
Looks like the UK is finally jumping on the skyscraper bandwagon. :)

Yes, many British cities have tried for years to get some really tall buildings put up, but the planning restrictions are really tough. 9/11 didn't help, just as Birmingham was about to construct 2 big buildings around that time, they were both put on hold. One was never built, and the other was reduced in height to just 130 metres. The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) carries a lot of clout over here, and because central Birmingham is just 10 miles from the international airport, this places lots of restrictions as to what can actually be built in the city :)

sandblast Nov 24, 2009 8:36 AM


Originally Posted by colemonkee (Post 4574379)
Is this an Ian Simpson design?

The architectural company involved is Aedas.

MolsonExport Dec 3, 2009 5:01 PM

that is one heck of a project for a country/continent that has long lagged in skyscraper proliferation

Chelsea Spy Dec 3, 2009 6:40 PM

great looking building - hope it goes ahead - Birmingham is one UK city that could really do with getting a more iconic and distinctive skyline

sandblast Jan 2, 2010 9:53 PM

Construction starts on site within weeks .....

... one of Europe's most graceful towers .... not in Frankfurt, not in Paris, not even in London ... but in the English Midlands .... in the City of Birmingham.

Dale Jan 3, 2010 2:21 AM

Not far from where my ancestors were from. Go Brum!

Urbannizer Aug 12, 2015 6:42 PM



Regal Property Group is proposing to build a 22-storey apartment block and an 18-storey 'Innside' hotel and restaurant on land off Broad Street.

The company was previously behind the £125 million Regal Tower - which was supposed to be more than 150ft taller than the BT Tower - but has brought a new scheme to the table under the name 'Left Bank'.

toddguy Aug 12, 2015 7:03 PM


Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7126924)

:( What a shame.

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