Staycity checks in at Newhall Square




ROSB has secured a major pre-letting at its Newhall Square development to serviced apartment operator Staycity, for what will be Birmingham’s biggest aparthotel.

Staycity is to open up to 190 apartments to complement its existing 78 at Birmingham’s Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street.

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6-7 Newhall Square now fully let

RO St Bernards (ROSB) has let the remaining space at its 6-7 Newhall Square office development, in Birmingham.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has taken 7,385 sq ft at the development, for a new regional headquarters.

MADE, the architecture centre for the West Midlands, moved into the building in October last year and occupies 3,089 sq ft on the ground floor. The child protection charity will occupy the remaining four floors, on a ten-year lease. The rent is undisclosed. Continue reading

Education Trust moves to Newhall Street

RO Developments' 144 Newhall Street has been let to Ormiston Academies Trust

RO St Bernards (ROSB) has let 144 Newhall Street, Birmingham, to Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT).

The non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to raising educational standards, has taken the whole of the refurbished building, comprising 4,288 sq ft/398.35 sq m.

The organisation works with schools, teachers, parents and the community to improve education and support young people to achieve. It is self-funding and was established by the Ormiston Trust to manage its Academies. It sponsors eleven Academies, including three in Sandwell and one in Walsall. A twelfth Academy, the Birmingham Ormiston Academy for creative, digital and performing arts, is planned to open in Digbeth next year. Continue reading

New public square unveiled

Newhall Square development

Developer RO St Bernards (ROSB) has opened a temporary public square at its Newhall Square scheme in Birmingham.

Newhall Square is a mixed-use development compromising offices, a Travelodge, leisure space and a car park, on the site of the former Science Museum.

The site runs along Newhall Street and Charlotte Street, and fronts the canal.

The scheme, once complete, will boast a new public square the size of five tennis courts. Continue reading

MADE for Newhall Square

6-7 Newhall Square

RO St Bernards (ROSB) has let the first floor of 6-7 Newhall Square, Birmingham, to Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment (MADE).

MADE is the architecture centre for the West Midlands and was established to raise the standards of architecture, landscape and urban design across Birmingham and the region. It provides design advice to public, private and voluntary organisations and communities.

Funded by Advantage West Midlands, the Arts Council and CABE (the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), MADE runs training courses, exhibitions and networking events for those working in the built environment. 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