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£5m Blythe Valley renovation under way

IM Properties is revamping two of its buildings on Solihull industrial estate

CGI of the refurbishment of One Central Boulevard

Work is under way on a £5 million refurbishment and rebrand of the largest office building on a Solihull industrial park.

A phased programme of work is being carried out on One Central Boulevard including a fully re-commissioned mechanical and electrical system, refurbished vacant office accommodation and common areas, and external works.

Formerly known as the Phoenix Building, One Central Boulevard is 113,483 sq ft and is claimed to have the largest available office floor plates on the M42 corridor.

Rob Hemus, from Blythe Valley's owner IM Properties, said: "Since acquiring Blythe Valley in December 2014, we have taken a proactive approach to get control of key assets such as One Central Boulevard, to re-position and capture the improving occupier market.

"We are excited to try and attract new occupiers to the park."

The refurbishment programme began with the first suite of 17,810 sq ft due to complete by next spring and a further circa 19,000 sq ft available in the summer.

The final space of circa 20,000 sq ft will be available in early 2017.

Alongside refurbishment to the office accommodation, the ground floor common areas will offer breakout spaces for informal working and collaboration whilst also providing a newly designed reception area and café.

More car parking spaces will be provided and improvements are being carried out to the landscaping to create a new entrance to this building and connectivity to public transport hubs and the wider site.

Current occupiers at One Central Boulevard include Infor, Zenith and Caterpillar Financial Services.

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