Bruntwood office scheme set for revision after pre-let agreements

The roof garden at 2 Cornwall Street

A Birmingham city centre office redevelopment is to be amended to provide its tenants with better amenity space.

Bruntwood is behind the scheme for the conversion of 2 Cornwall Street, the former base of KPMG in the city.

Revised plans submitted to the city council show the provision of two additional semi-private roof gardens, with one including the provision of a ‘glass box’ pavilion.

The developer said the changes were being proposed following new pre-let agreements with premier tenants.

The tenants, who have not been disclosed, want to maximise amenity space within the development and make use of the roof-top space for amenity purposes.

The changes propose an additional semi-private roof garden (at ninth level) tying in with the current approved scheme.

Roof space running south along Livery Street will become a private roof garden for the eighth-floor tenant. The small glazed pavilion will create an additional work/amenity space.

The view from the roof garden at 2 Cornwall Street

The 800 sq ft glass box pavilion will include its own access stair and have direct access to the additional roof garden. To ensure the pavilion’s design is fully integrated with the rest of the scheme, a canopy would be extended into the existing roof garden offering a shaded area for users.

A supporting statement from consultant Turley says the proposed amendments will enable the provision of a high-quality working environment which will attract high calibre occupiers to the city.

“The roof-top pavilion is well designed with high quality materials. It will not impact the quality of the street scene and will sustain the significance of heritage assets within the vicinity,” said the statement.