The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment - the government-funded architecture watchdog - has delivered its verdict on Coin Street Community Builders' planned 48-storey tower.
The panel also wrote: "We find much to admire in the three-dimensional form and the character of the scheme, and feel that the proposal shows great clarity of thought, including the tower form. We welcome a proposal that brings a largely derelict space into full use and one that intends to do much to promote greater interaction between the surrounding buildings."
CABE praised the "high quality and elegant" tower for its "well thought-out" architecture by a team of "proven ability".
The full report is available on the CABE website.