Plans have been unveiled for a new landmark on Birmingham's "Golden Mile" - a striking £150 million skyscraper with helipad.
Richardson Cordwell, which has already completed four of the most successful leisure developments on Broad Street, has submitted a planning application to redevelop the 1.5-acre site.
The location was the site of Tramps nightclub which closed down about 13 years ago with debts of almost £1 million.
The club opened in the mid-1980s as Burberries and was once one of the city's best live music venues, showcasing bands such as Blur and The Charlatans. When it deteriorated after its closure in 1992, planners served a legal notice on the then owners Scottish & Newcastle brewers requiring it to tidy up the building or face court action.
It was bought by Richardson Cordwell nearly two years ago, bulldozed and turned into a temporary car park.
The new 39-storey skyscraper, designed by West Midlands-based Level Seven Architects, will include 20,000 sq ft of shops and leisure units, a 150-bedroom hotel and parking in a four-storey podium area at its base.
The 350 apartments will comprise a mix of one and two-bedrooms in the main skyscraper.
The podium base will have its own rooftop garden and is designed to provide a private amenity area separated from the public realm of Broad Street.
Richardson Cordwell said the building would be one of the tallest in the city.
The company, boasting a long record of innovation and quality with schemes across the UK and Europe, was behind the Five Ways family entertainment centre and the nearby Regency Wharf complex, both on Broad Street.
It also developed the award-winning Fort shopping park in Birmingham's Heartlands district.
Director Lee Richardson said yesterday: "Following four highly successful leisure developments in Broad Street we have once again chosen the location for our biggest mixed-use scheme to date as part of our ongoing commitment to development in this area.
"It is close to our Midlands base and the building will bring quality and presence to the area and the city's skyline, reflecting Birmingham's continuing prowess as a major international and European City."
Geoff Thomas, regional chairman of the Midlands and South-west at property firm DTZ, which is representing Richardson Cordwell, added: "The building will add further vitality to the Broad Street and provide a high quality environment that is safe and secure."
After securing planning permission, which usually takes up to 12 months, the development will take two to three years to complete.
Mr Thomas added: "This £150 million scheme will bring enormous benefits to the local economy."