The 200m-high Regal Tower in central Birmingham has been given the planning green light, with construction expected to start on site during the next year.
City council planners unanimously granted planning consent for the 56-storey mixed-use tower, which will be the tallest building in the UK outside London.
The skyscraper will be situated at the corner of Broad Street and Sheepcote Street, and will include a 289-bed hotel, 256 serviced apartments, three floors of penthouses set within the 'crown' at the top of the building, and retail at ground floor with basement parking.
A triple height foyer will feature a bar/restaurant and a 500 person banqueting suite, as well as conference and meeting rooms.
Other facilities include a Spa & Fitness suite and a double height Sky Bar on the 30th floor.
The estimated construction value of the scheme is £125m.
The Regal Tower will be delivered over the next five years as part of the city’s masterplanning exercise, known as the Big City Plan.
The tower, which on completion will be the tallest building outside London, was designed by Aedas Architects.