A 13-storey building in Brindleyplace that will help Birmingham overcome its "desperate shortage" of high-quality office space was given the go-ahead by planners yesterday.
The city council's planning committee approved Eleven Brindleyplace, the final piece in the flagship development.
Richard Gouldborn, area planning officer, said: "The application is for a tall building. This is outside the original masterplan covering Brindleyplace but is a key component.
"It has been designed by an award-winning architect and we think it will be a worthy addition."
He added: "This is an appropriate site. I think it is important we provide good quality office space as there is a desperate shortage in the city."
Gary Taylor, director of Argent, the company which developed and now maintains Brindleyplace, said: "We have been developing at Brindleyplace for the last decade, so to have secured planning for the final phase is a great feeling.
"Key to our success at Brindleyplace is delivering the highest standard of amenities in a safe and clean environment. Eleven Brindleyplace is key to our plans to take the Estate to the next level."