Birmingham City Centre’s skyline is set to see another exceptional building being built – as Argent reveals plans for the world’s tallest octagonal tower.

Details on the plans for the first residential project at Paradise includes:

  • 49-storey ‘pure octagonal’ tower
  • 155m in height
  • Primarily Build to Rent (BtR)
  • 346 apartments with a mix of one, two and three beds
  • Planning application to be submitted this summer with development aiming to be completed by 2024

Argent Regional Director Rob Groves – who’ll be speaking on our Planning and Placemaking in the Midlands Webinar tomorrow, said: “Everything about the building – its height, the size of the apartments themselves and their design, the views and the location in the city centre – will be a first. We want this building to really stand out which is why we have been working so hard behind the scenes with Glenn Howells Architects to come up with a very pure design that will create a true landmark capable of holding its own on the Birmingham skyline both now and in the future.”

The development, which has been designed by Glenn Howells Architects, was originally highlighted for office/retail space so the change will require a new planning application to be submitted – which is likely to be done this summer.