City councillors in Birmingham, United Kingdom have given permission to developer Moda and Glenn Howells Architects to execute their joint vision of a 132-metre skyscraper, which will become the tallest residential building in the city. The 42-storey 2one2 Broad Street features a skinny rectangular profile thrusting out of a three-storey podium set to house 3,251 square metres of retail space.

2one2 Broad Street's skinny profile, image via Glenn Howells Architects

The 481-unit apartment tower will include a 200-metre outdoor running track on the podium roof, the first of its kind for a residential building in the United Kingdom. Nearly 3,000 square metres of communal and amenity space will be provided within the skyscraper, including a residents' lounge, dining club area, and wellness zone. The building's elevators will be tech-savvy, with smart elevators controlled by an app on residents' phones.

2one2 Broad Street, image via Glenn Howells Architects

An exterior of floor-to-ceiling windows is interlaced with an enveloping bronze veil that emphasizes the verticality of the project. Inside, units will be split into 30 studios, 163 one-bedrooms, 260 two-bedrooms and 28 three-bedroom layouts.

2one2 Broad Street, image via Glenn Howells Architects

The £183 million development will just barely eclipse the 130-metre 10 Holloway Circus, a hotel and housing development that has served as the city's tallest residential structure since 2006. The 152-metre-high BT Tower will continue to reign supreme however.

2one2 Broad Street, image via Glenn Howells Architects

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Related Companies:  Glenn Howells Architects, Moda Living