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Interior Designer Transforms Former Birmingham Leisure Venue into Grade A Offices

Commercial People has learned that a series of prominent four-storey buildings in Birmingham city centre has been transformed into 24,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation.

Midlands-based interior design consultancy Office Principles has delivered the comprehensive refurbishment and reconfiguration of 39-52 Summer Row on behalf of the landlord, Aegon Asset Management.

The Grade A office space, which will now be known as “Lock 14”, has undergone a full strip out of the buildings as well as several structural alterations to the layout and plans of the original buildings, even requiring three complex crane lifts to complete.

Gary Tailby, Managing Director of Office Principles North, said: “Aegon Asset Management had a clear vision to unlock the potential of existing space at Summer Row into modern office accommodation.

“It was a detailed and complex scheme but we have successfully delivered a series of flexible and inspiring office spaces, made possible by a comprehensive refurbishment and an entirely new branding scheme that unites the buildings. Lock 14 is an exciting addition to Birmingham’s office market.”

The complex and thorough project sought to combine many of the building’s original features with contemporary design, including a new ground floor ‘hub’ with a double level atrium reception area and feature lighting.

Included in the renovation are new flexible meeting rooms, breakout spaces and a kitchen area, as well as secure cycle storage, dedicated shower and changing facilities, and a central courtyard for events, functions and outdoor meetings.

Lock 14 is the sixth recent landlord refurbishment project to be delivered by Office Principles on behalf of Aegon Asset Management.

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