Short stay to continued development

City Council Planners have approved plans for a £75 million 25 storey tower on Suffolk Street Queensway, which will join the continuing rejuvination of the Westside side of the City, providing a 259-bedroom hotel and 144 bedroom 'apart-hotel' of serviced apartments; Queensgate developers promise to transform Birmingham skyline, Brum green light for £75m city-centre scheme.

The development, designed by D5 Architects alongside Irish developer Manor Park Developments, will be called Queensgate and already has European serviced-apartment operator StayCity signed on a long-term lease.

New Manor Developments expects construction to begin in March 2011 with completion estimated in early 2013. Acquisition agents Maguire Jackson advised the purchasers with McNaughton Associates advising the vendor.

The development will comprise two seperate but interlinked units of the hotel and ApartHotel. The 25 storey tower will contain the 257 hotel rooms with the Severn Street fronted nine storey building containing the 144 ApartHotel rooms.

The building will be constructed with glass, basalt stone cladding, coloured glass, zinc and patinated copper.

Images of the development are shown from the planning application and Architects D5 below.


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