A vacant historic city centre building which has recently undergone a £500,000 facelift has welcomed its first tenant.

122 Colmore Row was acquired by property company Evenacre in 2011 and once housed the popular coffee shop Hudson's.

It now counts Clive Reeves PR as its first tenant following completion of the revamp of the the 6,180 sq ft, four-storey building during the summer.

The move from Birmingham Science Park Aston to the first floor of the Grade I-listed building coincides with the PR agency's fifth birthday and follows growth at the business over the past year. The agency has taken 500 sq ft on a five-year lease.

Managing director Clive Reeves said: "We work with clients nationally, internationally and even have a small satellite office in Brussels but Birmingham is at the heart of what we do and there's no better reason than that for us to relocate to the heart of the city.

"With five candles on our birthday cake this month, our business is entering the next phase of development and now is the right time for us to have prestige offices to be proud of."

The agency's clients include Selfridges in the Bullring, Goodyear Dunlop and property developer Court Collaboration which is working on turning nearby 130 Colmore Row into the outlet run by renowned restaurant group Lasan.

122 Colmore Row was designed by William Lethaby and Joseph Lancaster Ball and completed in 1900.