Hortons’ seals final letting at The Barwick in Birmingham

L-R: Alex Tross of Centrick and Charles Warrack of Fisher German at The Barwick in Birmingham city centre.

A Grade II* listed office building in Birmingham city centre is fully let, Hortons’ Estate Ltd has revealed.

The entire third floor office suite has been snapped up at The Barwick, a three-storey building in the heart of the city’s Colmore Business District.

It is the third recent deal to be completed at the boutique style office building, following lettings to global construction and property consultancy, WT and PR agency Make More Noise.

Hortons’ spent more than £750,000 transforming The Barwick into 5,238 sq ft of self-contained Grade A office space as part of The Grand Hotel scheme. Former meeting rooms and bedrooms, as well as the bar that once served the Grosvenor Ballroom, were all comprehensively refurbished as modern office accommodation.

Nina Meeks of Hortons’ said that the high quality renovation and the property’s close proximity to the city’s regional and national rail network had been attractive to occupiers.

She said: “We’re very pleased to have fully let The Barwick, especially given the backdrop of the pandemic. This is a charming historic property that has been carefully refurbished to deliver stunning modern offices, very different in character to traditional office spaces. All of the office suites boast original features, including exposed brickwork and beams which were part of the original hotel.

“We now only have a single 2,923 sq ft office suite available as part of The Grand Hotel development, which is located within the neighbouring Imperial and Whitehall. The building benefits from a superb central location off Colmore Row, with excellent infrastructure on the doorstep and is the ideal base for both new and established businesses.”

The Barwick was marketed by joint letting agents, Alex Tross of Centrick and Charles Warrack of Fisher German.

Charles Warrack, associate director at Fisher German said: “The offices at The Barwick have proven immensely popular and are testament to the fact that post the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for sub 2,000 sq ft best in class boutique office space in Birmingham city centre continues to be very strong.”

Alex Tross, commercial director at Centrick said: “The Barwick has performed exceptionally well and its success is down to the fact that it gives occupiers something special at the end of their commute. The blend of period charm and central location has proved incredibly popular.”