They would occupy the space, currently a car park, between the small roundabout feeding the entrance road to Brindleyplace and the Grade 2 listed old bank building on Broad Street.
The development would comprise a 22-storey 188 apartment block and an 18-storey Innside branded hotel and restaurant. The apartment block being the highest of the two at 69 metres is a little higher than the nearby 11 Brindleyplace at 59 metres which is the same height as the Innside Hotel. So, the development height is perhaps not extreme for the area.
Interestingly, there is no provision for on-site car parking, but the Brindleyplace car park is only 100 metres or so away which normally has spare capacity.
The Planning Application is numbered 2014/09348/PA (click to view this). A good idea of the appearance of the buildings and their siting amongst existing nearby buildings can be viewed in the Related Document Elevations – North East and South West which forms part of the application. Other related documents are included in and viewable from the application.
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