Broad Street’s The Essington BTR secures planning

Regal Property Group and Glancy Nicholls Architects secure planning for The Essington Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham.

The Essington Build to Rent development. Regal Property Group and Glancy Nicholls Architects secure planning for the scheme | BTR News
The Essington Build to Rent development. Regal Property Group and Glancy Nicholls Architects secure planning for the scheme.

Glancy Nicholls Architects, in collaboration with Regal Property Group, have secured planning permission for The Essington Build to Rent scheme at 90-97 Broad Street in Birmingham. In June 2023, Regal Property Group instructed BNP Paribas Real Estate to secure a Build to Rent forward funding investor for the scheme.

The 47-storey tower is set to redefine city living and will offer some of the most sought-after homes in the heart of Birmingham. With a distinctive ‘H’ shaped floor plan, the building will create a vertical community, providing residents with access to stunning city views and a unique living experience. 

Street level view of The Essington scheme | BTR News
Street level view of The Essington scheme.

The Essington scheme will deliver 525 luxury homes – 229 one bedroom and 296 two bedroom Build to Rent apartments. Preconstruction of the development is expected in Q3/Q4 2024.

Amenities include a gym, cinema, residents’ lounge, nursery, games room, a pocket park at the entrance, the city’s highest private dining room, and a communal winter garden for all-weather enjoyment. Residents will also benefit from secure cycle storage and electric bike charging points.

Apartment at The Essington | BTR News
Apartment at The Essington.

Located at the heart of Birmingham’s westside district, this uber prime development is located directly outside the new Broad Street metro stop, and is less than a 10 walk to Five Ways rail station and under a 5 minute walk to Brindleyplace, as well as Paradise and Arena Central.

“Designed to physically open out onto the street below, the concept for this building started with placemaking within the urban realm, with thoughts around lively amenity space spilling out onto an urban pocket park adjacent to the metro stop.

“This pocket park is a key part of the 90-97 experience offering pause to Broad Street’s bustle, much needed habitat and sustainable drainage opportunities and forging the key access point for a new connection from Broad Street into Ladywood.”

Adam McPartland, Director, Glancy Nicholls Archtects
GCI of The Essington Build to Rent development | BTR News
GCI of The Essington Build to Rent development.

The Essington project also incorporates intelligent engineering and renewable energy solutions to minimise carbon emissions and maximise energy efficiency. Insulation levels exceed regulations, and the scheme has a focus on natural daylighting – prioritising both sustainability and resident wellbeing.