55 Colmore Row, Birmingham

This listed building, originally designed by Yeoville Thomason as a Victorian Banking Hall, now offers 160,000 sq. ft. Grade A commercial space in the business centre of Birmingham.

This will dovetail with the plans for the extension to the acclaimed public space on Church Street, transforming the environment immediately outside the building and creating a continuous and well maintained public realm that forms part of the wider CBD.

Featuring high quality specification and finishes throughout, this is a building that is designed to make an impression both inside and out. Whilst the existing structure has been retained, additional floor space has been created with two new levels added to the roof to create a six-storey building. Furthermore, the circulation has been rationalised by relocating the cores to provide bigger floorplates and create the flexibility that modern tenants demand.

With this in mind, the rear elevation on Barwick Street is being replaced with full height glazing and street level restaurant and café units that open out onto the attractive public space.

These units will offer an ideal location for top tier restaurants or café operators, with widened pavements due to be delivered as part of the works to provide a vibrant environment to relax and unwind away from the office.