Octagon has received full planning approval this week. The 49-storey tower will be the world’s first pure octagonal residential tower and will create a stunning new landmark to the Birmingham skyline.
Dav Bansal, Partner, said: “We are hugely excited about delivering Octagon and what this could mean for Birmingham as a truly distinct landmark on the city’s skyline.
“With its instantly recognisable and slender design, it will also offer homes of unparalleled individuality with the apartments enjoying a generous 12m facet of the Octagon . The crystalline expression of the horizontal façade allows the internal rooms to open up to panoramic views with brighter spaces and residents will also enjoy access to a range of amenities including a wellness hub, studio space and lounge. With eight apartments planned on a typical floor, it’s a perfect fit for the Octagon!”
The recent opening of Chamberlain Square has delivered the city’s most spectacular setting around its new civic square and by providing these new homes as part of a mixed-use development, GHA are making the most of what Paradise has to offer in adding to the excitement and ambition of the city centre.
Dav continued: “We’ve worked on a very clean, modern design that has been shaped by the site’s geometry and position within the Paradise masterplan, and in turn have created a building of special quality in terms of form, space and experience. The prefabricated elements including the facade and modern method of construction will contribute to a lower embodied design and set a new standard for sustainable high rise living in the city.
“The approach for this design is straight forward: we want to create the finest city centre homes Birmingham, if not Britain, has ever seen, in a location that is simply unrivalled and in a building that is distinguishable for all the right reasons and become a part of this world-class destination.”