An expanding law firm has bought prime premises for its new offices in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, in a deal brokered by commercial property agents Siddall Jones.
K A Solicitors, a criminal case specialist based in Perry Barr, will be moving its business into 80 Caroline Street, just off St Paul’s Square, later this spring once refurbishment has been completed.
The purchase of the 2,357 sq ft property, for an undisclosed price, is the latest in a series of deals by Siddall Jones in what’s been a busy last 12 months for the firm, despite the disruption caused by Covid-19.
Edward Siddall-Jones, director of Siddall-Jones, said: “We’re delighted to have found such a great location for K A Solicitors to expand into.
“Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the office market, we are continuing to see strong demand for self-contained office buildings.
“They make an ideal investment for owner occupiers looking to invest in commercial property through a pension or take advantage of low interest rates and break away from renting.
“We honestly feel the past 12 months have made people realise how much they enjoy being in the office and interacting with fellow colleagues.
“We are social animals by nature and while we expect the office market to change and cater for a more flexible working week, a centrally located based is still often required and we take a pride in working with landlord and tenants in find businesses their perfect fit.”
Trethowans Solicitors acted for the vendor, while Hadgkiss Hughes & Beale Solicitors acted for K A Solicitors.
The sale comes after Siddall Jones was named as Most Active Agent in the West Midlands in 2021 for the second year running in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.
Siddall Jones, which has offices in Birmingham and Dudley, was launched by Ed Siddall-Jones in 2012 and has grown steadily from one office, to two and from one member of staff to six.
During the past six months, Siddall Jones has concluded a number of major deals including the sale of a prime residential site with full planning permission for 44 apartments and 32 parking spaces with gated access at 50-60 Northwood Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for £1.8 million.
It also handled the million pound-plus sale of the Grade II-listed, 18,000 sq ft, former Derwent Works on the corner of Constitution Hill and Henrietta Street, for an undisclosed sum.
Siddall Jones also sold the former Birmingham Car Auctions site on Moseley Road to Joseph Chamberlain College in an off-market deal. The 1.7 acre site was sold on behalf of MJ & K Properties for £1,475,000 and will be used by Joseph Chamberlain College for educational purposes.