Law firm weighs in at 103 Colmore Row

National law firm Weightmans LLP is to relocate its Birmingham office to 103 Colmore Row.

The firm has signed a ten-year lease on the 9th floor (12,132 sq ft) of the 26-storey building – Birmingham’s tallest office tower.

The deal will see Weightmans’ 168 staff move from St Philips Point, on Temple Row, where it has been based since 2006.

Jawaid Rehman, partner and head of Weightmans’ Birmingham office, said: “In recent years we have really embraced ESG principles and worked hard to embed sustainability into our ‘business as usual’. The Birmingham office move is part of this plan, as the new site offers low impact environmental footprint and a host of other ethical and emission reducing benefits.

“We remain committed to the community and business in Birmingham and the Midlands region and look forward to welcoming guests to Colmore Row in the summer.”

103 Colmore Row comprises 223,631 sq ft of grade A, BREEAM ‘Excellent’, EPC A rated workspace. On-site amenities include Orelle, the double height restaurant on the 24th floor and ground floor bar and café, operated by D&D London, and a members’ business club on the 18th floor, in addition to three floors of flexible office space, managed by x+why.

The building also benefits from WiredScore Platinum rated digital connectivity and is an exemplar for sustainable offices, as the first commercial building in the central business district to connect to the District Heating System, with electricity generated from renewable energy.

Tenants include Arcadis, Browne Jacobson, Colliers, Evelyn Partners, Facepunch, Gallagher, Grant Thornton, Knight Frank, RSM, and Shoosmiths.

James Howarth, managing director of Sterling Property Ventures, developer of 103 Colmore Row, said: “Weightmans has been based in Birmingham for more than 25 years and with its relocation to 103 Colmore Row it has committed its future to the city in a best-in-class building.”

James Brodie, managing director at Tristan Capital Partners, said: “This latest letting with
Weightmans takes the building to 80% let or under offer which is testament to the continued attractiveness of 103 Colmore Row, which combines high-quality workspace, modern amenities and ESG credentials.”

The office space is being marketed by Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, and Knight Frank. David Rigby of Cushman & Wakefield acted on behalf of Weightmans.