£3 million office upgrades completed at Brindleyplace

The latest in a programme of office refurbishments at Birmingham’s landmark Brindleyplace estate have been completed.

Hines UK appointed DP Designs and City Office Interiors to carry out significant improvements worth over £3 million to common areas and vacant office suites at Three and Four Brindleyplace.

The works have been project managed by Avison Young and designed by HK Architects, and follow the £4 million transformation of the Oozells Building which was completed last year.

Three Brindleyplace has benefitted from upgraded lighting to the colonnade opening onto Central Square and new entrance doors, while the central atrium of the building has been modernised to include a feature desk and seating area with contemporary finishes.

The upgraded atrium now features a light sculpture above the reception desk leading to a fully refurbished lift lobby, with the lift system having received a £1 million package of improvements.

The building’s vacant 12,000 sq ft fifth floor office space has been upgraded to a Grade A standard, and features newly installed metal plank ceilings, LED lighting and raised floors.

Four Brindleyplace has seen works to its entrance and reception area, with a new and repositioned reception desk, the installation of new visitor seating and improved finishes, together with WC and shower facilities.

Its ground floor office suite, measuring 5,000 sq ft, now provides Grade A standard space accessed directly off the reception which features contemporary exposed services, suspended LED light fittings and raised floors as well as access to a stunning private canal side terrace, perfect for client entertaining and outside working.

Raj Rajput, Hines, said: “These latest refurbishments show our continued commitment to ensuring that Brindleyplace maintains its position as one of Birmingham’s most sought after business destinations.

“These works have created exciting and modern common areas in two key prime buildings on the estate, and provided flexible Grade A office accommodation which would be suitable for a range of potential occupiers.

“These improved spaces, the estate’s unique position as the only fully managed business environment in the city and the ongoing infrastructure improvement works, such as the extension to the Midland Metro tram line, give us confidence that Brindleyplace will continue to stand the test of time in being recognised as a leading business destination in the city.”

Avison Young and Savills are joint letting agents at Brindleyplace.

Charles Toogood, Avison Young, said: “The office market in Birmingham is currently starved of Grade A space, with only 160,000 sq ft available across the city. This is the lowest seen for 14 years, and the space now available in Three and Four Brindleyplace is key to alleviating this shortage.

“It is also key to continually upgrade accommodation to maintain Brindleyplace’s position as a leading business location, something which has been evident with the recent lettings to blue-chip organisations like the Commonwealth Games and WeWork.”

Ben Thacker, Savills, said: “As well as providing high-quality working environments which are fundamental to the needs of modern business, health and wellbeing features heavily in the new designs.

“The canalside terrace is an area which is extremely flexible, whether you are hosting small events or internal team meetings outside of the office environment. Flexible outside space such as this has become hugely desirable for occupiers in the current market, so it is important that its benefits are showcased.”

Current occupiers at Three Brindleyplace include Avison Young and Landmark, while Deloitte, Mercer and Marsh are based at Four Brindleyplace.

The overall Brindleyplace development consists of flexible, well-appointed commercial buildings, tree-lined streets and public squares over 17 acres, and is the only fully managed commercial environment in the city.

The new spaces at Three and Four Brindleyplace will be unveiled for the first time at an event on Wednesday 18th September.