55 Colmore Row raises the bar for law firm

International law firm, Pinsent Masons, is the latest occupier to take up residence at IM Properties’ 55 Colmore Row.

Having signed up to the building even before the £35m redevelopment was complete, Pinsent Masons understood IM Properties’ vision to create prime London style offices in Birmingham.

Occupying 40,000 sq ft over two floors, 55 Colmore Row puts the law firm at the heart of Birmingham’s business district, which is also fast becoming one of the most vibrant legal and commercial centres outside the capital.

The West Midlands remains a crucial market for Pinsent Masons given its roots in Birmingham date back to 1836. The decision to take new and enhanced premises follows a period of growth in the city and underlines the firm’s continued commitment to the region.

Pinsent Masons has acted on a number of high profile schemes in Birmingham including representing the developers behind Arena Central on the construction of HSBC’s Retail bank headquarters, and the landmark £100m redevelopment of Selly Oak Park.

Greg Lowson, head of Pinsent Masons’ Birmingham office said: “55 Colmore Row is a statement building, with a huge sense of arrival and it really sets the tone for our business and the individuals that work with us. The new offices have been designed as a modern open plan layout in order to truly embrace and support agile and innovative ways of working.

“To retain and attract the best talent, a first class working environment and access to amenities is essential. Colmore Row ticks all the boxes and has everything you could need on your doorstep, coupled with a great sense of community and vibrancy which I’m sure the team will enjoy.”

John Hammond investment director at IM Properties said: “When we embarked on the 55 Colmore Row project, our objective was always to give the building a new heart and soul and now thanks to Pinsent Masons we are starting to see it take on a new life.

“It was a major architectural feat to remodel the building whilst still retaining its Grade II listed grandeur. Thankfully we seem to have called the market right as occupiers are attracted to the building because we pushed the boundaries and raised the bar in Birmingham for Grade A offices”

55 Colmore Row offers 160,000 sq ft of prime, Grade A commercial accommodation in the heart of Colmore Business District.

IM Properties is one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies and a major investor in the region.