A central Birmingham location is becoming increasingly sought after as rising rents price many small to medium sized businesses out of the city centre office market.

With rents of about half the typical city centre rate, the series of buildings on Great Charles Street, comprising Civic House, Charles House, Lombard House, Galbraith House and 154, offer SMEs affordable but quality central Birmingham office space.

George Jennings, surveyor at GVA Grimley in Birmingham, acts as agent for the buildings on behalf of owners Morley Fund Management.

"Rents on Great Charles Street start at £9.75 per sq ft and peak at just £13.50 per sq ft," he said.

" This makes it an extremely appealing proposition for firms who want a central address, particularly as it is situated within the heart of the CBD, just minutes from Snow Hill and New Street Stations.

" Moreover, Great Charles Street has become an ideal location for new or growing firms who are looking to grow over time, as they are able to occupy a small suite initially and then expand into larger offices without the time and expense involved in relocating."

Each building features refurbished office suites and is comprehensively managed by the onsite management team and security staff.