Overbury completes property giant’s Birmingham HQ

International real estate advisor Savills has completed its move to Birmingham landmark office building 55 Colmore Row after the fit out was completed by Overbury.

The fit out and refurbishment specialist was tasked with delivering the new offices on the building’s sixth floor, which has enabled Savills to relocate circa 160 employees from its two existing offices at Birmingham’s Innovation Court and The Exchange.

The fit out was to create a modern working environment with open plan offices, collaborative working areas and client meeting spaces to house the growing business. The space was designed by Square Dot – a specialist office interior design practice based in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Andrew Wood, managing director at Overbury in the Midlands, said: “We have worked with clients of Savills in the past, but for this major firm to choose Overbury to deliver its own office fit out is a real coup for us.

“After completing the fit out for law firm Pinsent Masons at the same building, we are delighted to have now completed 17,000 sq ft of office space for Savills. The works we have completed in 55 Colmore Row demonstrate our expertise perfectly.”

The fit out and relocation was project managed by Paul Higman, a director in Savills Birmingham’s building and project consultancy team. Paul said: “The project was delivered within a tight programme and to an exceptional standard, without compromising the designs developed by Square Dot and Cundall (M&E designers). The delivery team has worked extremely closely together and in a communicative and cooperative manner. This has delivered a working environment that the whole project team and the Savills Birmingham office should be very proud of.”

Simon Farrant, head of Savills Birmingham, said: “The new office reflects the quality and status of the Savills brand and also provides a wider variety of environments which support the changing way that we work. We are delighted with the result.”