Real estate firm swoops for former bank building for new HQ

Cordia Blackswan has acquired a former bank building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter which will become the company’s UK headquarters.

The property developer is set to refurbish and move into 22A Great Hampton Street, a former branch of Lloyds bank.

The historical building will be home to Cordia Blackswan and also offer modern office and co-working spaces.

The approximately 15,000 sq ft complex will host six office suites, along with the former banking hall being transformed into a community working area.

It also features an underground vault from its time as a bank, that Cordia Blackswan plans to incorporate into the renovation.

Managing director of Cordia Blackswan, Marcus Hawley, said: “This move to such a prestigious building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a fantastic opportunity for us as a business. The refurbishment of this Grade II listed building is a great way for us to showcase our development approach and the high quality that people can expect of our work. The new project also reflects our values we are committed to, not only for the benefit of us but for the wider community.”

Cordia Blackswan has been operating in Birmingham for over a decade under the name Blackswan Property and was acquired last year by a leading European property developer Cordia International Zrt. as part of their long-term international growth strategy.