08 Jul 2024

Landmark city centre building undergoes multimillion transformation

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Bruntwood SciTech, the UK’s largest property provider to the science, technology and innovation sectors, has announced that work has officially begun on its ambitious £4.5 million redevelopment of Centre City in Birmingham. 

The landmark 210,000 sq ft building, originally constructed in the 1960s in Birmingham’s vibrant theatre district, is set to undergo a transformative revival to become the city’s new central hub for innovation-led businesses.

The redevelopment will see Centre City provide cutting-edge workspace and advanced wellness facilities. It represents a unique opportunity for businesses to scale and grow in a prime city centre location, within touching distance of New Street Station.

With construction now underway, work on the redeveloped Centre City is set to be completed in January 2025, with the new look workspace likely to take on a new name to reflect its transformation.

For the first time, this 20 storey building will offer co-working and pay as you go options, complementing its existing leased offices, to offer flexible and scalable options for companies at various stages of growth. 

The transformation will also deliver inviting new internal spaces, including a spacious lounge with biophilia and cafe, designed to foster collaboration and wellbeing.

Additionally, the basement will be converted to include a high-quality fitness and weights studio, contemplation room and bike storage area, while the ground floor and central atrium will also undergo substantial and impressive renovations.

Centre City boasts a prime location, less than two minutes from Birmingham’s New Street Station and in close proximity to the Bullring Shopping Centre.

With limited space having recently been made available, Centre City provides a unique opportunity for businesses of any size looking to take advantage of a strategic city centre location, as flexible floor plates ranging in size from 7500-23,000 sq ft are available within the building.

A joint venture between Bruntwood, Legal & General, and Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Bruntwood SciTech underscores its commitment to sustainability and high environmental standards through this latest project.

The refurbishment of Centre City is the latest step in Bruntwood SciTech’s broader investment strategy in Birmingham, complementing recent development projects such as Cornerblock, ongoing developments at the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus, where No.1 BHIC is due to complete later this summer and the award-winning Enterprise Wharf at Innovation Birmingham.

Mohammed Ali, senior asset manager for Bruntwood SciTech, said: “The redevelopment of Centre City represents a pivotal moment for Birmingham, underscoring Bruntwood Scitech’s dedication to fostering innovation and economic prosperity in the region.

“This £4.5 million transformation will introduce state-of-the-art workspaces and amenities, enhancing collaboration, wellbeing and social interaction within a prime city centre location.

“This project offers a unique opportunity for businesses to thrive in a dynamic environment, supported by convenient  access to Birmingham’s extensive transport network and vibrant retail offerings. As we progress with construction, we look forward to welcoming a diverse range of leading organisations to this revitalised landmark, further cementing Birmingham’s reputation as a premier destination for business growth.”

Bruntwood SciTech’s agents for Centre City are Avison Young, Lambert Smith Hampton and Savills.

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