Colmore Plaza offers gym access to occupiers

The Carlyle Group, owner of Birmingham’s Colmore Plaza development, is looking to extend the building’s already outstanding range of occupier facilities with the installation of a new gym.

Colmore Plaza is one of the highest specification office buildings outside London and one of the only buildings in Birmingham to hold a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for its highly efficient design. Building occupiers include Amey, Williams de Bröe, Davis Langdon, Orega, Aedas, Grant Thornton and Robert Half International.

Under the proposals, an existing 150 sq m space located on the building’s basement level will be converted into the self-contained gym, which will be exclusively for the use of Colmore Plaza occupiers.  Plans for the space include the provision of 16 pieces of equipment, including cross trainers, treadmills and rowing machines.

The building’s existing changing rooms and shower facility will be revamped and expanded to meet the expected increase in demand.

Mark Harris, Managing Director, Carlyle Group, said:  “As more of us are spending a greater amount of time in office environments, it is essential that occupiers are offered a broad range of services that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to access.  Through the installation of this gym, we will be able to extend access to a convenient and well provisioned gym to our occupiers, which can be used at any time of day.

“With this extension to our Concierge Services, we are ensuring that Colmore Plaza offers the kind of exemplary occupier experience that continues to set us apart as one of Birmingham’s preeminent commercial locations.”

The gym is the latest of a broad range of services available to Colmore Plaza tenants, which includes a health and wellbeing clinic, car valet service, running club, shoe repair, polish and dry cleaning services and access to sessions run by British Military Fitness.