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Consultancy makes move onto Colmore Row

Cundall Johnston has taken 7,000 sq ft of grade A space on the fourth floor of Cathedral Court, at 15 Colmore Row, on a 10 year lease

Colmore Row and the Colmore Business District

Engineering consultancy Cundall Johnston and Partners has relocated to the heart of Birmingham’s central business district.

The firm has taken 7,000 sq ft of grade A space on the fourth floor of Cathedral Court, at 15 Colmore Row, on a 10 year lease

Cathedral Court underwent a grade A refurbishment in 2010 and provides 28,399 sq ft of office space over four floors. The prominent building, which is located adjacent to Snow Hill station, was designed to blend in with Colmore Row’s period architecture with its curved exterior finished in Bath Stone. The ground and fifth floors are home to Barclays Bank.

DTZ acted on behalf of the landlord, Hortons’ Estate whilst GVA represented Cundalls.

Richard Norgrove, property director at Hortons’ Estate commented: “Together with DTZ we have managed to attract a number of tenants to this building in a short space of time. Hortons’ have invested in the building, upgrading the common areas. Further improvements are planned to the reception and to the main entrance over the next 12 months.”

David Rigby, associate director in DTZ’s Office agency team, commented: “Despite difficult market conditions, Cathedral Court has proved a popular choice for high profile occupiers seeking well located space within the CBD with RLB and Dains LLP also having taken space. There is now just 7,200 sq ft available on the second floor.”

Robert van Zyl, partner at Cundall, said it was an an exciting time for the firm.

He said: “With sustained growth throughout the recession we are now able to look forward to the next stage of our development. GVA helped us acquire the location on Colmore Row, which is an ideal base to help us service our clients and build relationships with new ones.

“We wanted an inviting atmosphere so our clients are able to drop in to see us for a chat.”

 

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