CBRE Global Investors announces the latest stage in the firm’s £40m office refurbishment at 10 Brindleyplace, Birmingham with the introduction of a smart building platform. The new system from Smart Spaces will make 10 Brindleyplace one of the most technologically advanced office buildings in the country.
The system will offer occupiers contactless access through speed lanes and QR codes, the ability to remotely book services, meeting spaces, and control building functions such as heating, lighting and air quality monitoring.
Nick White, Asset Manager, CBRE Global Investors commented: “10 Brindleyplace was designed pre-Covid to be a market-leading workplace, offering employees a dynamic environment to work, meet and collaborate as well as offering the best of technology, sustainability and wellness. These credentials have now taken on even greater importance because of the pandemic and the Smart Spaces technology that we are installing ensures we are offering occupiers the very best office space fit for the future.”
Matthew O’Halloran, Director and Head of Occupier Engagement at Smart Spaces, commented: “The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of smart technology which has the ability to help enhance a building’s ‘health’ whilst also enabling occupiers to adapt their workspace to meet the needs of the future workforce. Contactless entry and lift controls minimise touch points in and out of the building whilst our engagement app helps to foster and nurture culture and talent across teams.”
10 Brindleyplace is Birmingham’s largest office development to complete in 2022, and the largest construction project at Brindleyplace since it was completed in 2009.
With a focus on three pillars of technology, wellness and sustainability, it is being marketed as ‘a building dressed in awards’ – the scheme will achieve BREEAM Excellent, and it will be Birmingham’s first building to receive Fitwel accreditation, a standard that measures occupant health and wellbeing. It will also be WiredScore certified, in recognition of its excellent connectivity.
The project will see the creation of 210,000 sq ft of high-quality grade A office space, with one of Birmingham’s largest available office floorplates, at over 27,000 sq ft.
The ambitious project combines 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building, including the former SACO serviced apartments. It has a new modern façade, generous double height reception space accessed from both Oozells Square and Broad Street, and large open plan office floors with floor to ceiling height windows. Work is due to be completed in summer 2022.
Occupier amenities will include an on-site café, business lounge, fitness facilities including a bouldering wall and wellness studio, extensive landscaped roof terraces, cycle storage for 100 bicycles and electric vehicle charging. The West Midlands Metro runs directly past the building, with a new stop being created opposite its Broad Street entrance.
CBRE and Savills are acting as joint agents for the office space.