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Curzon Wharf receives unanimous approval by Birmingham City Council

UK and Europe 11 May 2023

A key development in Birmingham city centre has received unanimous approval by Birmingham City Council.

Curzon Wharf will be the world’s first mixed-use net zero carbon ready development, setting a new benchmark for sustainable design. The development will create a key landmark for Birmingham, provide a gateway to the city. This an important step towards tackling carbon emissions and meeting Birmingham City Council’s target of reaching net zero carbon by 2030. It will also boost economic growth by generating more than 1,000 new jobs for the city.

This £360m project will replace a low-rise industrial estate with up to 620 new homes, 732 student units, retail, office, and leisure spaces. When complete, it will stand at 172 metres and, with over 53 storeys, will become Birmingham’s tallest building.

Cundall delivered multidisciplinary engineering services on the scheme, including net zero carbon consultancy. Working alongside the wider team, Cundall ensured that principles of net zero carbon were kept consistent throughout the design.

Alex Carter, Partner, commented “It’s brilliant news for Birmingham that a project of this scale and ambition has secured planning approval and is progressing toward construction. It's also very satisfying for the Cundall team to deliver the multi-disciplinary engineering underpinning this Net Zero Ready scheme".