GBR Phoenix Beard has agreed terms with Opus International Consultants (UK) Ltd for the company to double the space it occupies at 3800 Parkside, Birmingham Business Park. Under the new arrangements, Opus has secured 2,718 sq ft of office space (suites 5 and 5a) under a ten year lease, with the option of a five year break clause. Opus is a global engineering consultancy, comprising around 90 offices and 3,000 staff. The company is headquarters in New Zealand where it is listed on the stock exchange. In the UK, the company operates form a network of 12 offices and employs over 400 staff, providing services to leading infrastructure and building projects for both the public and private sectors. Initially 20 staff will be based at the new office at Parkside with plans to expand to 32 staff within the next two years.
Letting agent Joe Shorney of GBR Phoenix Beard said:
“Specialising in transportation and development, Opus’ decision to remain and expand in 3800 Parkside is testament to the superb accessibility to the UK’s transport infrastructure for occupiers at Birmingham Business Park. Opus will be well served here and, as ever in a rising market, we are seeing very high levels of interest in Birmingham Business Park.”
Speaking about his company’s expansion at 3800 Parkside, David Torrance, Office Director, Birmingham at Opus added:
“Opus have had a presence in Birmingham for eight years. Our client base has steadily expanded and the office has diversified to provide civils, infrastructure and transportation consultancy to compliment a well-established Geotechnical and Environmental Team. This expansion aligns with Opus’ key strategic objective to grow and be recognised as a top 25 consultancy within the UK.
Other occupiers at 3800 Parkside include Biffa, Altus Edwin Hill, Portal and Bowlplex. GBR Phoenix Beard are joint letting agents at Parkside alongside KWB, and there is availability of a number of facilities ranging from 1,293 sq ft up to a self-contained building of 15,914 sq ft.