No5 Chambers finds new home at Colmore Row

L-R: Ian Tullett, Adrian Keeling KC, Tony McDaid, all No5 Chambers; James Howarth, Sterling Property Ventures and Jonathan Jones KC, No5.

A barristers’ chambers founded in Birmingham more than 100 years ago has put down new roots in the city.

No5 Barristers’ Chambers has agreed a 20-year lease on 18,800 sq ft with Tristan Capital Partners and Sterling Property Ventures at 103 Colmore Row.

The Chambers has taken level 7 and part level 4 at the landmark building and moves from its former premises of 60 years at Fountain Court, Steelhouse Lane.

No5 is the largest set of chambers in the UK, with 260 barristers including 40 King’s Counsel, and offices in Birmingham, London and Bristol.

Tony McDaid, chief executive officer at No5, said “We left Fountain Court with a heavy heart as we considered it our spiritual home, but the opportunity to create a platform for future generations was one we simply had to grasp. We resolved that if we were to find a new home it had to be the right home and the search has taken circa seven years. The building is a building that will encourage people back into the office and the design, including the provision of a multi – purpose conference and training facility has been designed to give our clients the best experience possible when engaging our services.”

103 Colmore Row comprises 225,572 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 the first commercial building in the central business district to connect to the District Heating System, with electricity generated from renewable energy.

James Howarth, managing director of Sterling Property Ventures, said: “No 5 is the second occupant of 103 Colmore Row – along with EFG Harris Allday – to be seduced into a move after five decades in their former homes. That’s the power of our offer here.”

Occupiers at 103 Colmore Row include Arcadis, Browne Jacobson, Colliers, EFG Harris Allday, Evelyn Partners, Facepunch, Gallagher, Grant Thornton, Handelsbanken, Knight Frank, RSM, Shoosmiths and Weightmans.

103 Colmore Row is being marketed by Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, and Knight Frank.