A global construction and property consultancy has signed a deal to relocate its Birmingham office as it plans to double its team in the city over the next five years.
WT Partnership is moving to the Barwick office suite in the Grand Hotel in Colmore Row from nearby Colmore Gate.
It has signed a five-year deal for 1,900 sq ft of space in the building which has undergone a major renovation in recent years to create new retail and office space and a hotel.
WT Partnership, which is currently working on the redesign of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, said it was enjoying a period of growth after first establishing an office in the city in 2016.
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The consultancy is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and has 150 UK-based staff and 1,300 worldwide.
Landlord Hortons’ Estate has invested more than £750,000 in renovating what were once meeting rooms and bedrooms, along with the bar which used to serve the Grosvenor ballroom, in the old Grand Hotel to create 5,250 sq ft of office space at The Barwick.
Management surveyor Nina Meeks added: “We’re very pleased that WT has chosen to expand its business at The Barwick and it’s hugely positive to secure a letting of this kind in the current environment.”
Other occupiers to have taken space at the revamped Grade II* listed Grand Hotel complex include retailers Pure Electric and Up & Running and bars Alchemist and Gusto.