First office tenant at Chord’s St Paul’s Place

Property developer Chord has secured its first office tenant at 40 St Paul’s Square, in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Construction and fit out business ISG, has taken 3,314 sq ft/307.87 sq m at the mixed-use scheme. Continue reading


Trio of lettings at Quayside

Quayside, Broad Street

CBRE Investors has scored a trio of lettings at its Quayside development on Broad Street, Birmingham.

Regus, the workplace provider, has taken 12,636 sq ft/1,173 sq m at the development, on the second and third floors, their seventh business centre in the city. The serviced operator has a ten-year lease; the rent is undisclosed.

Signallng Solutions has moved in to the 13th floor, occupying 6,318 sq ft/586 sq m of space. The new tenant, which provides turnkey solutions to the rail industry train control and resignalling market, has agreed a ten-year lease with a five year break, at a rent of £18 per sq ft. Continue reading

Deloitte seeks views of entrepreneurs

Business advisory firm Deloitte has opened its annual survey of the UK’s entrepreneurs for its report ‘Entrepreneurship UK: 2010/11’ and is inviting entrepreneurs from across the East Midlands to take part.

Now in its third year, the annual report gathers the views of entrepreneurs and offers an insight into the mindset and intentions of the people who run the entrepreneurial companies that underpin the UK economy. 

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Mills & Reeve to advise LUPC

Law firm Mills & Reeve LLP announces appointment to the legal panel of London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC). National law firm Mills & Reeve has today announced its appointment to the LUPC panel.

LUPC is a professional purchasing organisation that acts on behalf of over 60 major institutions from the higher education, further education, cultural and research sectors in and around London. Continue reading

Chambers coup for Birmingham Law Society

L-R: Chris Owen of St Philips Chambers; Dean Parnell and Andrew Lancaster, president and vice president of Birmingham Law Society

One hundred and sixty two barristers from Birmingham’s St Philips Chambers have joined Birmingham Law Society (BLS).

This is the first time an entire set has joined the organisation in its 191-year history.

BLS predominantly represents the region’s solicitors. Solicitors may join as individual members, or take up corporate membership through their firm.  Although the rules relating to membership were relaxed a few years ago, to allow barristers, judges, overseas practitioners and legal executives to join as individual members, take-up from the bar was limited. Continue reading

Car parking boost for Jewellery Quarter

Parking provision in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is to get a welcome boost with the creation of 137 new spaces in Charlotte Street.

The new car park is at the rear of RO St Bernards’ (ROSB) and Birmingham City Council’s Newhall Square development (formerly the Science Museum). The pay-and-display facility will be managed by Urban Car Parks and is operational 24 hours a day, throughout the week. Continue reading

Deloitte strengthens corporate finance team

Professional services firm Deloitte has significantly strengthened its corporate finance advisory team in Birmingham with the appointment of Steve White as senior director.

Steve, an experienced transactor, joins the team from Deloitte in the South East, where he led the firm’s corporate finance team in Cambridge and St Albans.

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