Plans for Louisa Ryland House revealed

Graftongate on behalf of Euro Packaging Investment Limited has submitted a planning application for Louisa Ryland House on Newhall Street in the centre of Birmingham.

Originally three separate buildings – The Medical Institute, the Board School Offices and the Parish Offices building – Louisa Ryland House was redeveloped by Birmingham City Council in the late 1980s retaining the façade and building offices behind. LRH is situated in a prominent position on the corner of Newhall Street and Edmund Street which is a prime City Centre head quarter location.

The planning application, which was submitted to Birmingham City Council on 22 December 2015, proposes the redevelopment of two buildings. The main element being the Newhall Street building, which sits behind the Grade II listed façade. The redevelopment will see 59,416 sq ft of prime office accommodation, offering floorplates of 11,382 sq ft across basement and six upper floors.. The plans also incorporate the creation of a new double height reception onto Newhall Street, as well as providing 2,250 sq ft of retail and leisure space, on the corner of Newhall St and Cornwall Street.

The second part of the application proposes the redevelopment of 96-98 Edmund Street to provide 24,107 sq ft of boutique style office accommodation with floorplates of 4,790 sq ft. The plans also incorporate 3,390 sq ft for bar or restaurant opportunities on the lower ground and ground floors.

The scheme will also benefit from 25 car parking spaces in the basement of the main building with a further 10 spaces in the Edmund Street buildings.

On the plans, Jamie Hockaday of Graftongate said: “Louisa Ryland House is a trophy asset in the centre of Birmingham’s central business district and will benefit greatly from the significant recent and on-going development in the city, in particular Paradise Forum which is just a stone’s throw from the building.

“EPIL & Graftongate’s plans for Louisa Ryland House respond well to the current shortage of prime office space in Birmingham city centre. The main Newhall Street buildings have been designed with flexible floorplates but would also be ideal for use as a flagship HQ office. The plans will transform this building which is one of Birmingham’s most ornate assets, adapting it to meet the current needs of the city, whilst also retaining its historical qualities.”

Colliers International and Harris Lamb are jointly appointed to market Louisa Ryland House and 96-98 Edmund Street.