Work has started on a new £39.7 million office renovation in Birmingham which will combine two addresses into a single building.
The scheme to combine 8 and 10 Brindleyplace, including the former SACO serviced apartments, will create 210,000 sq ft of grade A office space on the mixed-use estate.
The redevelopment has been designed by city practice Associated Architects and is due for completion next summer.
Once home to Royal Bank of Scotland, the complex will have a new modern façade and double height reception space accessed from both Oozells Square and Broad Street.
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There will also be large, open-plan office floors with floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities for tenants such as a café, fitness facilities including a bouldering wall and studio, roof terraces, cycle storage for 100 bikes and electric vehicle charging.
The redevelopment is being led by Thamesis Asset Management on behalf of CBRE Global Investors.
John Mulqueen, head of offices EMEA with CBRE Global Investors, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity to reposition an office building that offers grade A space.
“Critically, it will also meet our environmental, social and governance objectives by providing a truly smart and sustainable building.
“The building will have large flexible floor plates and an array of wellness amenities that will surpass occupier expectations.”
Theo Holmes, director in CBRE’s office agency team, added: “This is a real headline product for both Brindleyplace and Birmingham which raises the already high bar in the city.”
The works are being carried out by construction contractor Willmott Dixon and project managed by Workman.
CBRE and Savills are acting as joint agencies for the office space.