Plans for the world’s first mixed-use net zero carbon ready development will be reviewed once again by Birmingham City Council’s planning committee today (27 April).
Tani Dulay’s Woodbourne Group has plans to take forward the £360m waterfront ecosystem known as Curzon Wharf, and will be within eight minutes walking distance of the HS2 Curzon Street Station.
The planning committee deferred its decision in February as it wanted further information around the size and affordability of the homes.
To satisfy the council, the Woodbourne Group has offered to ensure at least 51% of the residential units to be built to have two or 3 bedrooms and increase the affordable housing offer from 3% to 5%, meaning 31 units will be classed as affordable.
If approved, the scheme will consist of a 53 storey tower (172m, 564 ft) with 498 units of built-to-rent accommodation, a 41 storey tower with up to 732 units of purpose-built student accommodation and a 14 storey development with up to 122 units of residential space.
It will include nearly 130,000 sq ft of office, R&D and life science space, over 3,000 sq ft of retail space, 15,000 sq ft of leisure space, more than 76,424 sq ft of new and improved public realm and 490m of walking and cycling routes.
The built-to-rent element will stand 53 storeys high making it Birmingham’s tallest building at 172m (564 feet). The purpose-built student accommodation will be 41 storeys and the co-living 14 storeys tall.
The delay comes after a seven year consultation process with the local authority, the public, and a team of regeneration and built-environment specialists.