Office Space in Birmingham
From serviced offices to co-working spaces, businesses from an ever-expanding range of sectors are enjoying the many commercial rental opportunities now available in Birmingham.
With lower rents compared to London, a thriving business community and strong transport links, companies of all sizes are setting down their roots in Britain’s second most populated city, which is home to almost 2.5m people.
Over the past 50 years, Birmingham’s commercial sector has continued to boom. This is underlined by the ambitious 20-year Big City Plan that is expanding the local and national economy by adding thousands of new jobs and homes, along with over a million square metres of new office space.
Throughout the course of the year Birmingham also plays host to some of the UK’s largest conferences and trade events at the NEC Centre, accounting for over 40% of the UK exhibition and conference trade, helping the city maintain its position as Britain’s second-largest city economy.
Between 2016 and 2019 employment levels increased by 12%, and the development of new property space, expanding job opportunities and sustainable house prices have continued to attract young professionals into the region.
A number of existing commercial spaces are being refitted and modernised, while new offices are being built right across the city. Serviced offices in particular are growing in popularity, while co-working spaces present the opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to make a cost-effective impact in their respective markets.
In terms of transport there are three train stations that service the city; Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill – all of which are in close proximity of each other. New Street is one of the busiest stations outside of London due to the many links it provides to other major cities in the UK.
Birmingham International Airport is located only a short distance away on the outskirts of the city, making it easy to manage international business requirements.
By 2023 the Midland Metro tram route should also be extended through Digbeth, strengthening the travel network even further for business owners and commuters alike.
Work is also set to begin on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway with current opening schedules set between 2026 and 2033. This will connect 21 major destinations across the UK via trains travelling at up to 225mph, with Birmingham set to be in the heart of the plans.
While already home to a thriving economy, Birmingham is currently midway through a 20-year development scheme called the Big City Plan that is designed to add over £2 billion to the local economy.
The plan began in 2010 and is centred on the creation of 1.5 million square metres of new floor space, the opening of over 50,000 new jobs and thousands of new homes for workers in the city. New public spaces will also be created, along with enhanced travel links for commuters.
Further expansion is planned in the Colmore Row business district into Westside and Eastside close by to Snow Hill station. Eastside will sit at the heart of the city’s tech and knowledge-based centre, with Birmingham Science Park Aston playing a prominent role. The central business district is also due to be extended to include areas surrounding Martineau Galleries and the High Speed 2 rail station.
Which businesses operate in Birmingham?
The centre of Birmingham is home to a host of recognisable brands on both a national and global scale.
While still referred to as the Jewellery Quarter, the once thriving manufacturing sector has now created an opportunity for those working in creative industries to take up residency, along with those operating in media, PR, architecture and IT.
Running from Victoria Square through to Snow Hill Station is the prestigious Colmore Row, home to 23 listed buildings that feature leading names from the insurance, finance, legal and property industries.
Digbeth is enjoying an expansive redevelopment plan that will modernise many of the existing industrial buildings to accommodate retail spaces, offices and creative facilities. Those working in the creative and digital industries account for most of the business activity in the district, although a more diverse range of businesses are also starting to arrive.
Birmingham Rental Guide
The cost of renting flexible office space in Birmingham ranges from £100-£500 per person, per month. This depends on the office type, office location and the facilities available.
Below is a breakdown of the average cost of renting a flexible office space in Birmingham city centre*
*Guide prices per person per month, excl. vat.
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