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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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Funding Secured for Birmingham Development’s Tower II

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26 Nov 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

A funding agreement has been secured to develop a 33-story residential tower in Birmingham as the second phase of a scheme. The proposed 217-unit building is scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.


500-Unit Residential Development Takes Off in Birmingham

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30 Apr 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer of Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower, has acquired a site in Birmingham’s city center, which will include 500 units, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. The venture is estimated to cost $164 million. Read more.


Architect Gets Approval for Birmingham’s Tallest All-Residential Tower

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04 Jan 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

An architect has won approval for Birmingham’s tallest all-residential tower, a 42-story skyscraper on Broad Street. The £183 million (US$248 million) development will feature 481 apartments and a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up

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31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower

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26 Sep 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for Birmingham’s tallest residential tower – a 42-story skyscraper, dubbed 2one2 Broad Street, that will comprise 481 apartments and feature a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


Conceptual Plans Unveiled for “Hanging Gardens of Digbeth” in Birmingham

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05 Apr 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Conceptual plans have been revealed for a housing scheme at 175 High Street in Birmingham, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The vision manifests as a network of roof-garden terraces rising up a pair of towers. Read more.


Three Snowhill Poised to Realize Birmingham's "Big City Plan"

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20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.


25-Story Hotel Wins Planning in Birmingham City Center

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06 Sep 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham city council officials have unanimously approved plans for the 25-story 82-meter BLOC Grand Central, designed by award-winning Glenn Howells Architects and entirely funded by private investors. Read more.


Construction to Begin on Left Bank Development Slated for Birmingham

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15 Aug 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Work is expected to start in September on the new Left Bank Residential Tower, part of the Left Bank development in Birmingham. The $25.7 million building will comprise 189 high-end flats, as well as ground floor retail space and a public realm. Read more.


Broadway Malyan’s 30-Story Tower Approved by Birmingham City Council

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14 Dec 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Planners have given the green light to build Birmingham’s tallest office building as part of the final phase of construction at the £200 million ($300 million) Beorma Quarter development in the city's historic core. Read more.


NatWest Tower Demolition Underway in Birmingham

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19 Nov 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The first phase of demolition at Birmingham’s NatWest Tower is underway. Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP and Sterling Property Ventures won approval to demolish the 22-story tower in August. Read more.


Tallest Tower in Birmingham Approved by City Council

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10 Aug 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

On August 6, Birmingham City Council approved the new 26-story, 103-meter office block at 103 Colmore Row. The steel, aluminum, and glazed tower will house 18,500 square meters of offices and nearly 1,500 square meters of leisure space. Read more.


Hodder Wins Planning For 322-Home Birmingham Tower Scheme

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27 Mar 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Architects have won the go-ahead for a 322-flat, high-rise development next to Richard Seifert’s Grade II-listed Alpha Tower in Birmingham. Work on site is expected to start later in 2015. Read more.


Plans for 50-Story Skyscraper in Birmingham Are Ditched

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09 Mar 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Plans for a 50-story skyscraper, which would have been Birmingham’s tallest building, have officially been abandoned. An alternative proposal for the Arena Central site, which is much smaller in scale, will go ahead instead. Read more.


Birmingham’s Arena Central Plans Edge Closer to Reality

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27 Feb 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Proposals for a major residential scheme at Arena Central on the proposed site of the V Building, a 50-story tower which was put on hold due to the recession, have been recommended for approval ahead of a Birmingham City Council planning meeting. Read more.


Birmingham’s Alpha Tower Receives Historic Listing

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07 Aug 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Alpha Tower, a 28-story concrete tower in Birmingham, has been listed at Grade II, which means that it has significant historic interest and may not be altered or demolished without approval from a local planning authority. Read more.


Real Life Lord of the Rings Tower Sold

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30 Jan 2013, Birmingham, United Kingdom

An English charity for the homeless has purchased the tower which reportedly inspired one of J. R. R. Tolkien's towers in Lord of the Rings. The charity bought the dilapidated seven story, seven room Perrott's Folly Tower for one pound. Read more.


Firm Abandons Fire Station Tower Proposal in UK

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30 Oct 2012, Birmingham, United Kingdom

British firm K4 Architects has announced it will abandon proposals to build a tower above Birmingham’s Central Fire Station. The scheme, which was in its third version for redeveloping the site, featured a large student housing tower above the former fire station. Read more.