Listen: Developer talks about the new skyscraper project in Digbeth

GlobalChina Capital (PGC) has been successful in gaining approval for its application for planning permission for its second site in Birmingham.

Rebecca Nelson, Chief of Staff from Prosperous GlobalChina Capital (PGC), spoke to the Eastside today about the new residential project:

This is the second project in Birmingham. We are very interested in Birmingham obviously being the second big city of England. It’s a very good transportation link involved international flights.

The property developer consists of building 517 residential apartments on a former car dealership site on Digbeth High Street.

PGC intends to demolish the Renault site at 75-80 High Street and replace it with three residential blocks comprising of multiple one- and two-bedroom apartments. There will also be a few three-bedroom units.

The plans also include ground floor commercial units, parking for 153 cars and secure bike space for all residents. The development will consist of two ten storey blocks and one standing at 25 storeys. It will be located at the intersection of High Street and Clyde Street.

Lunar Rise is the latest in a series of schemes, including the huge Irish Quarter project, to transform the Digbeth area ahead of the upcoming Curzon HS2 Train station and addition of newMetro lines.

Construction is expected to start mid-2018. Architects Corstorphine + Wright designed the scheme, with PGC Capital carrying out the role of development manager and client through the process.

Digbeth is one of the areas set to benefit most from new landscaped pedestrian routes through the city centre, major transport hubs and a surge in investment.

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