A new vision for Birmingham’s NatWest Tower has been unveiled with demolition work thought to be imminent.
Now, a proposed replacement building has gone on show at an event in the city. It reaches 336ft high, with 26 storeys, making it the tallest building in the business district.
The new building, designed by London-based architects Doone Silver, will measure 211,000 sq ft, with a steel, aluminum and glazed structure.
The proposals are for a building which will comprise 196,000 sq ft of office space over 19 floors, with floorplates up to 11,500 sq ft. There will be a terrace on the 18th level, for the exclusive use of the occupier. The building is capable of housing around 2,000 workers.
Joint venture partners Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring also plan a restaurant at street level as well as a 8,600 sq ft restaurant at the top of the building.
In all, the proposals outline 15,000 sq ft of leisure space.
The 1970s tower was originally designed by city architect John Madin but has lost its way in recent years.
It was bought by Rockspring late last year and offers some potential much-needed help amid a shortage of office space.
The proposals come just days after detailed plans were submitted for nearby 3 Snowhill.