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Bruntwood launches flagship Cornerblock building in Birmingham

By Simon Penfold | Birmingham | Business Picks | Published:

Property group Bruntwood has launched its new Cornerblock building in Birmingham, aiming to set a new standard for workspace in the city. The building, in the heart of the Colmore Business District is already fully let, less than 12 months after completion.

Previously called Two Cornwall Street, Bruntwood, in partnership with award-winning Glenn Howells Architects, carried out a £14 million redevelopment of the nine-storey, 110,000 sq ft building, which led it to be the first building in Birmingham to officially achieve an ‘A rated’ Energy Performance Certificate.

Businesses that have chosen to make Cornerblock their home are: design consultancy firm, Arcadis, which has taken the whole of the first and second floors; specialist insurance company, Beazley; international design, engineering and environmental consultancy, Ramboll; law firm, Slater & Gordon; private medical practice, BHSF; independent property investment and development company, Key Land Capital PLC; technology recruitment consultancy, Rethink Group; HS2 contractors, Fusion JV and LM JV; office refurbishment contractors, Paragon PLC; engineering services company, FHP ESS; and specialist finance brokerage, Finance 4 Business.

Rob Valentine, director of Bruntwood in Birmingham, said: “We’re delighted that within a year of completing the redevelopment of Cornerblock we are fully let and so it was fitting to celebrate this milestone with a launch party for all our customers and stakeholders.

“Cornerblock is an innovative high-quality working environment and has been specifically designed to give our customers room for flexibility and mobility without compromising the well-being of their staff.

“Our vision for Cornerblock was to provide quality spaces and facilities so that for our customers can to make the most efficient use of their space and create something that best reflects their brand and fits with their business needs.

“The response to what we have achieved has been excellent and we’re proud to have created a business location reflecting Birmingham’s dynamic and confident outlook at a time when the city is enjoying increased exposure and expecting unprecedented growth with the arrival of HS2 and the Commonwealth Games.”

Cornerblock also boasts the city’s largest private roof terrace to encourage collaboration and networking between customers, as well as a free-to-use gym, showers and secure bike storage to support customers who to cycle to work.

Rob Valentine added: “Bruntwood’s long-term commitment to and support of the arts meant we wanted to create a welcoming space where work from Birmingham-based artists could be explored and we are proud to be unveiling Jo Masding’s first permanent commission here next month.”

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.

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