CWA to move to larger city centre offices

Fast-expanding Birmingham civil and structural engineering consultancy CWA Ltd is to move to larger offices near the city’s central business district as its order book continues to grow.

The consultancy is to move out of its current Jewellery Quarter offices and move into Lancaster House, a prime office building on the corner of Great Charles Street and Newhall Street.

CWA has signed a lease on 3,400 sq ft of office space on the third floor of Lancaster House in a deal negotiated by property consultancy Johnson Fellows and advised by estate agent KWB.

CWA director Steve Wedge said the firm had outgrown its Caroline Street offices following record-breaking growth.

“We have recently taken on three graduate structural and civil engineers as well as an apprentice. We anticipate further growth to handle our expanding list of clients, so the time was right for us to move to larger offices in the city centre,” he said.

“Lancaster House’s location suits us perfectly, being on the edge of Birmingham’s central business district while still being close to the Jewellery Quarter,” he added.

Lancaster House was built in the 1930s and lies at the junction of Newhall Street and Great Charles Street Queensway.

CWA has recently won new business from Seven Capital, Morgan Sindell and Seddon Construction among others, and is involved in major construction projects throughout the UK.

CWA Ltd was established in 2011 as Copeland Wedge Associates. The consultancy provides civil and structural design consultancy services to a wide range of sectors including leisure, residential, education, health, industrial, retail, infrastructure and public bodies.

Major clients include Willmott Dixon Construction and Housing, Balfour Beatty, RO Developments, Prologis, IM Properties, Speller Metcalfe, Wates Construction and Bullock Construction.

The company has delivered buildings for major end-user clients including West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Housing 21, Midland Heart, Rooftop Housing, Orbit Homes, Chevin Homes, Wrekin Housing, University of Warwick, Aston University, Coventry Sports Foundation and Marks and Spencer.