Refurb heralds new chapter for landmark Birmingham office

Agents Richard Williams, of Colliers, and George Jennings, of Avison Young, at the newly refurbished space at 54 Hagley Road, Edgbaston.

Work on a £3m refurbishment at 54 Hagley Road, a landmark office building in Edgbaston, Birmingham, has completed.

A full revamp of the ground floor accommodation has transformed the space, with new amenities including break-out spaces, reception area, open-plan cafe/business lounge, meetings and conference rooms, fitness studio with locker and shower facilities and bicycle stores.

The amenity offer and some of the vacant offices have been modernised as part of a long-term investment strategy by Aberdeen Standard Investments, while a full fit out is underway on floors nine and 14.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments, which acquired the Grade A office building just over two years ago, pressed on with its plans for the refurb.

“The plan was always to create the best office building in Edgbaston and thanks to our long-term approach to investment, we believe we have created that,” said Cameron Mackay. “This is not just a standard office offering: there is full flexibility, with different routes and favourable lease arrangements that will suit ambitious businesses that want a prime Birmingham address and space to grow.”

George Jennings of Avison Young, added that connectivity is another selling point for 54 Hagley Road, with a new Metro stop immediately outside, providing access to Birmingham New Street within a few minutes, due to open later this year.

“We are excited about the letting prospects of this building, a development I have been involved with for a number of years and which has always attracted high-calibre occupiers. With all its new attributes, I’m sure 2021 will be its year to shine,” he said.

Avison Young is joint letting agent with Colliers.