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High Places

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New guidelines for the design and location of tall buildings

Few new tall buildings have been proposed in Birmingham since the 1970s. However, a significant increase in investment over the last ten years is transforming the city centre. Now that this is coupled with Government guidance stipulating higher densities, market interest in the development of tall buildings has revived.

Tall buildings would have a significant role to play in sustaining and enhancing Birmingham’s renaissance, therefore the Council will welcome and encourage well-placed high quality tall buildings that would be an asset to the city and would help to create a distinctive city centre skyline.

‘High Places’, the new design guidance, provides a planning policy framework for tall buildings that will ensure proposals are well placed, well designed and of high quality so that they would enhance the image of the city.

To order a copy of ‘High Places’ contact us at richard.healey@birmingham.gov.uk
or telephone 0121 303 3075

For more information or if you would like to discuss any part of the guidelines you can contact:

City Design Team
Birmingham City Council
Alpha Tower
Suffolk Street Queensway
B1 1TU

Tel: 0121 303 2589
Fax: 0121 303 3193
e-mail: martin.brown@birmingham.gov.uk

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Last updated - Wednesday 13 December 2006 Return to Top | Printer Friendly