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Plans approved for 19-storey flat development in Birmingham

19 October 2012 No Comment

Henderson Global has secured planning permission to convert its 19-storey Hagley Road offices in Birmingham into an apartment block, reportsconstructionenquirer.com. It will now be able to construct a new hotel or student accommodation building on the car park of the existing site.

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Development of 180 luxury homes

The No.1 Hagley Road building in the Five Ways area was built as offices in the 1970s and its current tenants include transport company National Express, according to silobreaker.com.

Local company Associated Architects, who masterminded the Mailbox, has developed the plans for around 180 luxury homes on the site. There will be four new penthouse floors which will add a skyline feature to the building and provide stunning views.

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Martin Payne, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, said his company were delighted to have received consent for the scheme.

Enhancing the external appearance

He also insisted Henderson Global had worked in conjunction with the council to make sure the sustainable buildings would be right for the site, improving local amenities and offering affordable housing options for local residents. He said:

”The proposals will not only give a viable long-term use to the building, but also generate the ability to greatly enhance the external appearance of this major landmark which sits in one of the key gateways to the city centre.”

Author: Samantha Bartlett   Date Written: 18 October 2012

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