Costa Coffee has been confirmed as the latest high-profile letting at the newly refurbished Guildhall Buildings in Navigation Street – directly opposite the entrance to Birmingham’s New Street Station – while IT and tech firms, SMEs and start-ups continue to be attracted by the extremely well-located and high quality office space.
The Victorian red brick Guildhall Buildings comprise light, bright and efficient office and retail space in a prime city centre location, with a wide range of shopping, leisure and business opportunities literally on the doorstep. Commuters also enjoy direct access to the city’s transport links, including New Street Station – the busiest train station outside London – the Metro tramway and a number of bus routes.
Leading coffee shop, Costa Coffee has taken the glass-fronted corner unit just yards from New Street Station and is starting a five-week fit-out before an anticipated opening at the end of July. Costa joins delicatessens, hairdressers, dry cleaners and Yorks Coffee House and Bakery at the other end of the building to complete a full line-up of tenants on the busy street level of Guildhall Buildings.
James Andrew of STR Investments said: “It is very pleasing to see all the retail units occupied as Costa Coffee recognise the significant benefits of being located in such an accessible and convenient position alongside New Street Station.
“Following a recently completed, high quality refurbishment that has really enhanced the offices and shared space in Guildhall Buildings, we have now released a range of attractive suites that is gaining growing interest from businesses in the region.”
Accessed through a fully refurbished Victorian tiled entrance hall, the office suites at Guildhall Buildings range from 237 sq ft to 2,088 sq ft and are particularly suited to smaller businesses with up to 30 staff, seeking competitive rents and unrivalled access in the city centre. Newly refurbished, each office benefits from high speed broadband, controlled video intercom system and perimeter trunking.
Guildhall Buildings has already attracted a range of tenants including recruitment, health, medical, fashion and law firms and prompted enquiries from creative, start-up and IT companies since the refurbishment.
Staff and visitors of occupiers benefit from Guildhall Buildings’ central location with direct access to the range of retail and leisure facilities at Grand Central, the Bullring and the Mailbox.
Malcolm Jones of KWB handles office lettings while Andrew Berry of Cushman & Wakefield looks after the retail side.