ISG over the moon to be preferred contractor on £65 million Lunar Rise scheme

19 January 2018

ISG has been named preferred contractor on a £65 million residential scheme for Prosperous Global China (PGC) Capital in Birmingham, UK.

ISG has been named preferred contractor on a £65 million residential scheme for Prosperous Global China (PGC) Capital in Birmingham, UK.

The impressive Lunar Rise scheme, which is located at 75-80 High Street, will reinvigorate the Digbeth area, and consists of one new build 25-storey residential tower and two 10-storey blocks, containing 517 apartments.

The scheme, which requires the demolition of the existing Renault car dealership on Digbeth High Street, also includes ground-floor commercial units and parking.

The project is a direct result of the major redevelopment work taking place across Birmingham, with Birmingham City Council preparing the region for the arrival of HS2 by implementing one of the largest urban regeneration schemes in Britain.

Architects Corstorphine & Wright, with whom ISG has worked on a number of projects, including the £40 million student accommodation Capital Quarter 'Zenith' project in Cardiff, designed the scheme.

Francis Cole, PGC Capital’s UK president, said: “This iconic development will be at the vanguard of Digbeth’s transformation and will establish a new 21st century look to the area.

“We are pleased to announce ISG as the preferred partner for delivery of our flagship scheme in Birmingham.”

ISG’s Midlands' regional director, Wayne Flannery, said: "This major regeneration scheme is expected to act as the catalyst for further redevelopment in this strategic location to the east side of central Birmingham, which is close to the planned HS2 hub.

“With such a busy and logistically challenging site, it’s essential that we maximise efficiencies in the build programme to minimise the impact of the development during the construction phase.

“To achieve operational efficiency, much of the structure for the three cluster buildings will utilise off-site manufactured components, which are simply lifted off delivery wagons and craned into position.

“This gives us the quality, safety, speed and overall efficiency to deliver this major scheme far more quickly than traditional construction methods.”

Construction is expected to start mid-2018.