Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WHS), the global insurance broker, has secured the biggest office letting in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter this year at the landmark 40 St Paul’s Place.
The new 10,000 sq ft office, which will be home to 50 Willis Associates, was opened by Willis Group chairman and CEO, Joe Plumeri
Richard Waltier, branch director of Willis Birmingham, said: “Willis has been established in the Jewellery Quarter for over 10 years and we were keen to remain at such a prestigious, central location, but our business had overgrown our prior office space.
"Our new office at 40 St Paul’s Place offers us a professional, modern space in which to expand our service offering to clients.”
Brendan McManus, CEO, Willis UK & Ireland, added: “The move illustrates the success of our business in the Midlands and our commitment to Birmingham, a city that is an integral part of our UK growth strategy.”
In recent years, Willis Group has occupied a series of iconic new office locations. These include state-of-the-art facilities in Grand Mill Quay, Dublin, an award-winning Norman Foster-designed London headquarters in Lime Street and, most recently, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the former Sears Tower in Chicago, which was renamed Willis Tower last year.
Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees.