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Office Round Up from Burley Browne

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Office Round Up from Burley Browne

The summer months have proved to be busy for PAI member Burley Browne's office agency team who have completed a variety of lettings and sales across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Worcestershire areas. 

Office lettings have been completed within Sutton Coldfield Town Centre to occupiers relocating to larger offices and also to occupiers currently working from home. The Holly suite within Trinity Place Sutton Coldfield offered modern courtyard offices with parking and was recently refurbished – the marketing was assisted with the use of Matterport virtual tour technology which proved to be invaluable in securing the tenant. Similarly, at Wrens Court an office letting was secured to an occupier moving away from home working – Wrens Court is an established courtyard development situated in Sutton Coldfield Town Centre and home to a variety of professional businesses. 

The office agency team were instructed to act on behalf of a private client in Worcestershire at The Paddocks located on the Chateau Impney Estate – the ground floor offices were refurbished to a high specification and as such Matterport Virtual tour technology was used to assist with the marketing. Shortly after the commencement of marketing, terms were agreed with a national healthcare operator for a new Lease. 

Alongside securing office lettings, the team have been busy disposing of office premises across the region with sales achieved in Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield to owner occupiers. 9 Wrens Court was sold to an owner occupier shortly after the commencement of marketing and met with a strong level of interest. The offices were located in the modern Wrens courtyard with excellent access to the Town Centre and all major amenities. A sale of 71a Upper John Street was secured to an owner occupier following a short marketing campaign which saw strong levels of interest and multiple viewings achieved – the marketing campaign was assisted using Matterport virtual tour technology.

Steve Hannaford Surveyor at Burley Browne commented “the office market is clearly showing signs of recovery demonstrated by the completed lettings and sales which is not specific to a particular location but appears to be a much wider trend. It is clear occupiers are realising the value of the office having worked at home for so many months and are committing to the future. This is further demonstrated by the disposals of offices to owner occupiers with further deals in the pipeline”

New instructions have also been secured by the office team and include the following: -

1 Emmanuel Court, Sutton Coldfield – a modern self contained office situated in Sutton Coldfield Town Centre benefitting from on site parking and comfort cooling. The premises can be taken as a whole or split to provide floor plates of approximately 2,000 sq ft. 

Unit 9 City Arcade, Lichfield – high specification self contained office located in Lichfield City Centre and benefitting from on site parking with heating and comfort cooling. The premises extend to 2,639 sq ft with a quoting rent of £13,25 per sq ft per annum. 

Unit 5 Parkside Court, Lichfield – a modern two storey courtyard office available for sale long leasehold located on the edge of Lichfield City Centre. The quoting price is £375,000 and offers 1,842 sq ft of office accommodation. 

For more information on the office market or available properties, please contact the office agency team at Burley Browne on 0121 321 3441, email – enquiries@burleybrowne.co.uk