Standing at 42-storeys, The Mercian (formerly 2one2 Broad Street) will be one of Birmingham’s tallest residential towers. An elegant addition to Birmingham’s skyline it will also serve as an important western marker for the city. The new £183m project underpins the regeneration around Broad Street and the wider area.
The simple composition with its elegant proportion creates a contemporary and confident design at a key intersection on Broad Street. The bronze metal veil over the composed facade of the tower sits on a welcoming podium that embraces high-quality retail, managed workspace, a cycle hub and the main entrance for the residents.
The 481-apartment building has been designed exclusively for rent for developer Moda. The Mercian will provide a range of apartment sizes, from studios to three-beds. Technology within the building will allow residents to organise their daily lives and manage the environment of their apartments through their phones, as well as enjoying a 24-hour concierge service.
The building will feature over 2,700 sq m of dedicated communal space including residents’ lounge, health centre and dining club; an additional 3,250 sq m of retail and leisure space in the three-storey podium and a 200 metre rooftop running circuit, offering panoramic views of the Birmingham skyline.
"We are confident that high-quality rental housing will boost Birmingham’s fight for talent and investment as companies realise the huge potential the Midlands has to offer. Renters have been poorly served by the housing market and the aim of build-to-rent is to change that by providing everything people need - from workspace to wellbeing – with a mix of community, security and great service."
Tony Brooks, Managing Director, Moda