Hortons' Estate hopes to woo footloose occupiers from inside and outside t he city with its £1.8 million refurbishment scheme for the newly-named Latham House on Paradise Street, Birmingham.
Scheduled for completion in late spring this year, the refurbishment includes a swish manned entrance hall, and seven floors of new offices with 26,652 sq ft of grade A space.
Floorplates will range in size from 4,097 sq ft on the ground floor to 2,839 sq ft on the top floor.
The added bonus of secure basement level car parking and location in the heart of the city, make this an attractive property in Birmingham's tight office market.
Nigel Foster, estate manager at Hortons', says: "We are creating an office development which will appeal to a wide range of companies both inside and outside of the city."
His optimism is shared by Jon Carmalt, office agency partner at King Sturge, who says: "We expect Latham House to attract companies from the professional, financial and public sectors, due to its excellent location in the heart of the professional sector and modern office accommodation.
"The flexible nature of the building means it can cater for a wide variety of space needs, from those requiring a small office to those requiring several floors and an impressive public facing reception area."
Hortons' has contracted Worcester-based Oakland Interiors to carry out work on the building, including a new comfort cooling system, with independent controls on each floor, and suspended ceilings with recessed lighting. The upgrade will include toilets and kitchens on each floor and two eight-person lifts.
Agents are keen to highlight the entrance hall, enlarged reception area and meeting rooms, although they say it could also be used as a showroom or retail space.