New look at Birmingham’s 60 Church Street sees immediate success

An office building located in the heart of Birmingham’s Central Business District has been comprehensively refurbished and relaunched to the market.

60 Church Street, formerly known as Embassy House, has undergone an extensive programme of improvements and reconfiguration to improve the reception and entrance, common areas and upgrade the office specification. Cycle facilities with showers, drying and changing areas have also been installed at basement level to offer enhanced amenities for occupiers.

The refurbishment has attracted recruitment company, Capital Outsourcing Group (COG) which has relocated within Birmingham’s CBD from 24 Bennetts Hill to the 10th floor of 60 Church Street, which offers panoramic views across the City and Jewellery Quarter.

The refurbishment was carried out by the landlord, Catalyst Capital, which acquired the building in 2017 from Royal London Asset Management. Cushman & Wakefield and GVA are joint letting agents on the building.

Located on the corner of Church Street and Cornwall Street, the building comprises 64,000 sq ft of modern space over 11 floors, including a new rooftop terrace for exclusive use by an occupier of the fourth floor. Recent lettings have included Trinity Mirror Group and Thompsons Solicitors, and there is currently strong interest in the remaining space. Birmingham Office Agents were recently given a tour of the newly presented space at a launch event with positive feedback on the improvements.

Sarah Cooper, portfolio manager at Catalyst Capital, said: “We have provided an improved building environment and provision for our occupiers at 60 Church Street, by focusing on a better arrival experience and occupier provision. This has been well received by existing and new occupiers as demonstrated by the most recent letting to Capital Outsourcing Group and we are delighted by the interest we are seeing in the remaining space.”

Cameron Thomson from Cushman & Wakefield said: “This is a fresh look for 60 Church Street and the new facilities will improve its overall quality for occupiers. The fit was excellent for COG who chose the building over other locations in the CBD.”

Rav Sundhers of Capital Outsourcing Group added: “We are pleased to have moved into 60 Church Street, which stood out against competing space. The building gives us a far better working environment and an office which we’re enjoying making our new home and will look to grow the business from.”