Oh go jump off a building

Fools (or as the press release puts it “adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers and sightseers”) will be able to jump off a huge tower VTP200 by Millenium point in three years time – if plans get the go-ahead. A the bottom there are planned resturants and a hotel, while 190m up (by comparisson the Rotunda is 81m tall) visitors can have a go on rides (“Flight Trainer, Giant Drop and Seesaw”) – and four extreme activities includinga bungee jump and a further 10m “Climb To The Top”.

On a clear day they reckon you should be able to see 30 miles, which is almost to Telford, which is nice.

Plans and a scale model of the building will be at Millennium Point from Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd September, I can’t find a planning application on the council site, so is it all pie in the sky? (I’m sure you would be able to get pie btw).

Brum’s London Eye or Eifiel Tower? A bit Vegas or too Blackpool? What do you think?

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  • Too Blackpool for me.

  • Graeme Rose

    Surely the screams and whooping from terrified participants will generate a stream of noise abatement orders from residents, once the nearby luxury canalside apartments are built?
    When will the developers learn – you cannot mix residential and leisure in this City!
    Why not build an Asda with a rooftop terrace cafe instead? You may not see Telford but you’d get a good view of the Blues ground and the gasworks.

  • Keith Hill.

    The quiet candle lit dinner, an intimate lunch perhaps, quality time with a loved one…punctuated by the screams of bungee jumping egits, maybe the occasional thud & broken glass shower as a jump goes (hilariously) horribly wrong, that & the gasworks…how can it fail.

  • Ben Castle

    I think that this will be a wonderful addition to Birmingham’s city centre. It is great to finally see money being spent in Birmingham and making it such a great city. With the V Building, Beetham Tower, The Cube, new Bham New Street Station & Towers and other large-scale developments (current & already completed), a new city skyline will be created and loved by all.

    People who don’t want developments because they think they are an ‘eye-sore’ or not inkeeping with the city are being short-sighted. Birmingham is England’s “Second City” and is now beginning to live up to that title, beating ‘competing’ cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff hands down.

    I personally am very very excited to see how Birmingham changes over the next 5-10 years. There is going to be big change, and superb transformations & additions. Here’s to a bright future for Birmingham: a city competing on a national, european & international scale!!!!