ORS opens its doors at TriGate

Nurton Developments’ TriGate office scheme on Hagley Road West in Quinton, has secured a letting to new and used office furniture suppliers, ORS.

ORS has opened a new purpose-built showroom on the ground floor of TriGate, which is a striking 73,000 sq ft blue and grey clad building positioned on a prominent corner position of the arterial Hagley Road West and Wolverhampton Road cross roads, just a short distance from the city centre.

Relocating from the other side of the city to TriGate, Karl Ward managing director of ORS said: “We’re in such a great position now. Previously we were close to the Aston Expressway, but we weren’t as visible as this site, which during main commuter times has traffic constantly queuing outside the building. It’s like a showroom and advertising billboard in one.

“We’re hoping that the new outlet will give us the lift we need to build sales to the £2 million mark in 2014 from our current turnover of £1.5 million. Already we’re 2.5 per cent up on last year in what is a very competitive market. We’ve got some really good contracts with major firms within Birmingham including the City Council, John Nolan Associates and Gleeds and we’re hoping to make further contacts in the city.”

With a head office in Burton-on-Trent and a further showroom in Manchester, ORS employs 21 people and both removes unwanted office furniture through its clearance service, in addition to offering a complete range of turnkey interior services.

Keith Simkins from Nurton Developments said: “TriGate is perfect for the market ORS is operating in. It’s a landmark building in the area, easily identified and offers plenty of parking, so interested parties can quite easily pull on and view what ORS has to offer.

“Having invested quite significantly in the fit out, ORS’s showrooms complement the building which is occupied by a good range of professional and financial service companies and has been a consistent performer over the years.”

Nurton Developments refurbished TriGate in 2009, spending £1.5 million to offer city standard accommodation at more competitive rates. The building has Flexibase, a serviced office operator in place on one of the floors and is currently 75% occupied

KWB and JLL act as joint agents on the scheme.