List of Tallest Buildings and Structures in Birmingham

List Of Tallest Buildings And Structures In Birmingham

This list of tallest buildings in Birmingham ranks skyscrapers and other structures by height in Birmingham, England.

High-rise development in Birmingham was most active during the post-war development phase of the 1960s in which many box-shaped towers were constructed out of concrete and this also included a large amount of tower blocks housing flats. These towers are now either being demolished or being renovated like The Rotunda on New Street, which has undergone a dramatic makeover.

High-rise development slowed during the 1980s and early 1990s however is increasing once again with the recent completions of Holloway Circus Tower and the Orion Building and many proposed projects in development areas such as the Eastside. Many of these new high-rises contain residential properties which are promoting city living. The Snowhill development will also dramatically increase the office space available in the city centre as Birmingham hopes to capitalise on its recent good fortunes of attracting overseas investment. The recent announcement of High Speed Rail 2 linking London to Birmingham and beyond will be an additional marketing tool Birmingham will hope to capitalise on.

There are three buildings that have been approved for construction which are taller than Holloway Circus Tower - currently the tallest habitable building in Birmingham. As of June 2010 there are 86 buildings and structures in Birmingham with a height of at least 50 metres (164 ft) with a further 13 under construction and 14 approved for construction.

In recent years, Birmingham City Council has relaxed its attitudes towards tall skyscrapers. However, some restrictions remain. Birmingham City Centre is located on a 110m sandstone ridge. As a result, the Civil Aviation Authority has imposed a maximum height limit at 242m. Prospects of building between 130m to 175m would normally require consultation with Birmingham Airport. Skyscraper proposals with heights between 175m to 242m would require consultation with the CAA.

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