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Birmingham

Year of success at Birmingham Business Park


Birmingham, 28 November 2014 - Leading private commercial property investors, Canmoor can look back on the past 12 months with great satisfaction, with 110,000 sq ft having been let at Birmingham Business Park so far in 2014 – over one third of the total transactions in Birmingham’s out of town office space.

During the year since Canmoor acquired Birmingham Business Park, void space has dropped in their ownership from 17% to 4% - an incredible increase in take up.  New occupiers include eQ Technologic, Babcock, Longcross Construction and Chalcroft.  In addition Capita Business Services have committed to the park in signing a new lease at their building in Knights Court.

Rob Large of Canmoor is extremely pleased with the success of the Park: “To have attracted such a range of occupiers since we acquired the site is testament to the quality of the buildings, the superior working environment and, of course, the marketing efforts of our team.

“We had genuine belief that we were acquiring the premier out of town business park in the region and this has been more than illustrated by its great success. I feel absolutely certain that the site will continue to attract further occupiers over the coming months and years as more businesses recognise and appreciate the great facilities here.”

Birmingham Business Park is the most established out of town office park in the Midlands. Canmoor purchased the site in late 2013 and retained JLL, GVA and KWB as joint agents to market the remaining office accommodation.

Set within 148 acres of mature parkland the Park provides c1.9 million sq ft of high quality office space adjacent to the NEC and Birmingham Airport and benefits from its close proximity to Junction 4 of the M6 and Junction 6 of the M42, giving access to the wider national motorway network.

The Park is home to over 100 occupiers including EE, Beiersdorf, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu and Aero Engine Controls. Several other deals are expected to be announced shortly.

Canmoor will be carrying out a rolling programme of refurbishment over the coming 12 months to further upgrade the range of available units. These range from 1,800 sq ft to over 25,000 sq ft with quoting rents from £16.50. Larger occupiers can also benefit from Design & Build packages on the Park.

Jonathan Carmalt, Director at JLL says that:  “Birmingham Business Park is the most successful out of town development of its kind in the Midlands. The business environment is second to none and the range and quality of the buildings has attracted - and continues to attract – a host of prestigious, blue chip companies.”