Award-winning property developer Evenacre has commenced the £3.5million redevelopment of 4 St Philip’s Place, Birmingham.
The seven-storey office building is being overhauled to provide contemporary office space. Its stone façade is to be restored, and the 1980s mansard roof replaced with a slate and zinc roof more in keeping with the building’s historic surrounds. Windows throughout the building will be replaced, with large glazed dormer windows added to the top floors, maximising the panoramic views of the Grade I listed St Philip’s Cathedral and square.
Inside, the building will boast a new entrance and reception area, with the addition of new cycle storage and shower facilities.
Upon completion at Easter 2019, there will be 24,330 sq ft of Grade A office space, with open-plan floorplates from 3,500 – 4,000 sq ft.
British Council for Offices (BCO) award-winner Evenacre, a Birmingham-based property investor and developer, has refurbished four other historic buildings in the city: 158 and 170 Edmund Street, Victoria House and 122 Colmore Row.
Platform 21, opposite New Street Station, is currently under development.
Managing director Paul Jones said: “4 St Philip’s Square is a characterful building facing on to the churchyard.
“It has an aspirational business address and we are determined that the refurbishment will live up to the building’s location. It will include the signature styling that has become synonymous with Evenacre projects and in tune with the very latest office design trends.”
Evenacre is managing the project, designed by Associated Architects, on behalf of landlord Arbuthnot Latham & Co.
Savills has been appointed to let the office space.
According to Ben Thacker, director at the firm, 4 St Philip’s will be delivered to the market at a time when prime Grade A space in Birmingham city centre is at an historic low.
He said: “The building offers something very special and unique to the market, providing design-led office space of the highest quality and a prime location at the heart of the Colmore business district. The high profile location benefits from easy access to both New Street and Snowhill stations, with a fantastic amenity offering right on the doorstep.
“A flexible, floor-by-floor leasing policy will be adopted from the outset but equally the building would also provide a self-contained headquarters of unrivalled profile for a single occupier.”