A new hotel and apartment complex reaching up to 26 storeys is planned for an industrial site near Birmingham city centre.

New plans have been lodged to regenerate the 4.2-acre plot at 193 Camp Hill, in Digbeth, currently occupied by Swiss coil manufacturer Sulzer.

The historic company announced in December that it was relocating its repair facilities there to a new home on Birmingham Business Park near the NEC.

The project would see construction of seven new blocks, ranging from three to 26 storeys and containing 480 apartments and townhouses, a 167-bedroom hotel and 15,930 sq ft of commercial space.

The project will have seven blocks ranging from three to 26 storeys
The project will have seven blocks ranging from three to 26 storeys

There would be five studios, 224 one-bedroom, 209 two-bedroom and 30 three-bedroom apartments and 12 four-bedroom townhouses.

The tallest element of the regeneration would contain apartments while the hotel would be in an eight-storey section.

There would also be parking for 120 cars, eight motorbikes and cycling parking for all residents, roof-top amenities including animal habitats and new public space alongside an energy centre to provide combined heat and power to the development.

 

London-based developer Eutopia Land is behind the project which has been designed by Darling Associates Architects, also based in capital.

It is expected that 178 jobs will be created by the new mixed-use complex if approved by city planning chiefs.

Sulzer has occupied the Camp Hill site for more than a century and said last year that it planned to relocate to its new home in a phased basis over two years, in order to minimise disruption to customers.

Almost 500 apartments and houses will be developed on the Sulzer site
Almost 500 apartments and houses will be developed on the Sulzer site

Newly submitted documents supporting the application said: "Camp Hill is a significant brownfield site and has the potential to mark and support the transformation and regeneration of the Digbeth Creative Quarter and this part of the city.

"The investment in the area and new community on the site, as well as the creation of jobs both during construction and on completion of the development, will further result in significant economic benefits serving to enhance the viability of Camp Hill and Digbeth."