Available Grade A office space shrinks in Brum

Available Grade A office stock in Birmingham city centre is now at a four year low, according to latest research by Colliers International.

Despite the economic downturn and low levels of business confidence, the property consultant’s bi-annual ‘Net Stock Absorption’ research shows that 204,418 sq ft of the city’s best office space was newly occupied in 2011.

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Birmingham in global Top 50 for prime office occupation costs

Birmingham has emerged as one of the world’s Top 50 most expensive office markets.

According to new research by property consultancy CB Richard Ellis, the cost (including rent, rates and service charges) of occupying prime space in the city is £43.99 per sq ft, though still around a third of the cost of London. 

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Edenhouse moves home to Quartz Point

Quartz Point, Maximus’ new £9 million office development in Solihull, has welcomed its first tenant.

Edenhouse Solutions, a Birmingham-based SAP software consultancy, has taken 3,000 sq ft/  280 sq m, on a ten year lease. Continue reading

St Georges ends two centuries of neglect in the Jewellery Quarter

City planners have unanimously approved proposals for the biggest development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for more than 200 years.

Developer Chord Deeley’s £160million St Georges scheme, which includes new office space, homes, hotels, shops, a multi-storey car park and a new public square – only the second in the historic Jewellery Quarter – also got the thumb’s up from the city’s conservation committee.

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