Bruntwood, commercial property company, has announced that it is progressing well with its £7m redevelopment of the McLaren office building in Birmingham's city centre, and confirmed the scheduled October completion date.
Since purchasing the 115,000 sq ft Birmingham office property in April 2008, Bruntwood has successfully refurbished seven office floors and delivered a brand new reception area.
Bruntwood sales surveyor Rob Valentine commented, "We're delighted with progress so far and our customers are pleased with the improvements we've made with the office space in Birmingham. The new reception is a complete transformation. It's light, bright and spacious and by the end of May we will have installed the new bridge link that will connect McLaren's entrance with Priory Queensway. This is an important milestone for us and makes access to the office building much more user friendly."
Having delivered the new reception and a selection of refurbished floors, Bruntwood's work at the office building in Birmingham city centre is now focused on improving its external appearance. The works, scheduled to be complete by October, will include the installation of brand new spandrel panels, window film and signage, as well as complete gable cleaning, which will give the office building the look of a new build property.
This work has contributed to the offices at McLaren being occupied by customers including Birmingham City Council, Scott Wilson and American Express. The remaining office space is available to let from 300 to 60,000 sq ft, which is large enough to accommodate companies wishing to house from 3 to over 600 staff.
Rob Valentine said, "With experience of very similar office schemes in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, we're confident our work will mean McLaren will continue to prove very popular. Not only this, our competitive rents and flexible leases will mean that occupiers looking to relocate in Birmingham will have access to exceptionally high specification, yet cost-effective office space. Because a lease is with Bruntwood and not the building, it also gives customers the ability to up and downsize throughout our 90 building office portfolio, as and when their business needs change, without penalty."
Bruntwood are now in talks with a variety of parties regarding the remaining office space at the building, with two companies showing significant interest in two of the 5,500 sq ft floors.
Bruntwood owns over 90 office buildings in Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester offices. Bruntwood provides offices and serviced offices from one desk for one month, to entire office buildings for 25 years. Bruntwood also has retail and commercial property space within its buildings and meeting rooms to hire.
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