Colmore Plaza architects return to secure office space deal
A third letting has been secured for central Birmingham’s high profile office building, Colmore Plaza, as architect group Aedus take 5,000 sq ft of office space on the ground floor.
The former Post and Mail tower, now owned by the Carlyle Group, was fully redeveloped and completed at the beginning of 2008. With the arrival of the credit crunch, the building initially struggled to secure lettings. However since then, performance has picked up and Aedus is the third deal secured since the summer.
According to the Birmingham Post, part of the Aedas team that will reside at the Colmore Plaza offices originally worked on the design of the building in 2005.
Aedas Director Dan Beddow said: “When designing Colmore Plaza, our objective was to deliver a building that embodied presence, flexibility and vitality articulated through refined and robust modern architecture. With both the building and the fit-out designed by our own team, we are in a perfect position to create a regional headquarters that works for the entire company’s needs.”
He added, “Naturally, our decision to relocate into the space expresses our confidence in the building as a landmark premises for us as a global practice as well as being the perfect show case of what Aedas can achieve.”
The company now intends to set up its headquarters at Colmore Plaza, and fit out work is expected to start in spring 2010.
Other tenants at the building include serviced office provider Orega, who secured 20,000 sq ft that is available to rent as flexible office space.