The last remaining suite of offices at Birmingham's Innovation Court has been let to a global leader in specialist recruitment consultancy in a deal with Hortons' Estate, owners of the landmark city centre development.
Hays has taken 3,848 sq ft of grade A air conditioned office space on a ten year lease, joining a host of blue-chip companies at the £ 16 million mixed- use Innovation Square development on Edmund Street. After completing a fit out, Hays has taken occupation this week.
The Innovation Square development includes offices, retail units, licensed premises and prestige residential accommodation, and was created by Cornex, the development arm of Hortons' Estate.
Chris McCarthy, head of Hays Executive, said: " Innovation Court offers excellent accommodation in a great accessible location and enables us to forge close links with the city's professionals."
Nigel Foster, a director of Cornex and estate manager of Hortons' Estate, said: "The mix of tenants in Innovation Court is testament to the quality of the development and demonstrates that Birmingham continues to be capable of supplying high standard office accommodation in the city centre."
Businesses interested in locating to Innovation Square have a final opportunity in the shape of Chamberlain House a Victorian listed townhouse, which has already received wide ranging interest from corporate and retail businesses.
Comprising 2,593 sq ft over the basement, ground and three upper floors, Chamberlain House offers corporate organisations or private individuals' flexible and multi-purpose accommodation. It also combines the best of modern building techniques with its traditional heritage by retaining many original features.
Acting on behalf of Hays was Mann & Smith and acting on behalf of Hortons' Estate were Lambert Smith Hampton.