Intex Projects has been awarded the £3.6m contract to fit out 31,500 sq ft of space for flexible workspace provider x+why at 103 Colmore Row.
The Warwickshire-based interiors company will fit out floors 1-3 at the building, which includes self-contained office suites, co-working space and meeting rooms. The 18th floor members’ club, Eighteen, which includes a business lounge, informal break-out space and dining and bar facilities, along with a 3,000 sq ft outdoor terrace, is also included in the contract.
Intex won the brief after completing the fit out of x+why’s new operation at 6 Brindleyplace, called Foundry.
Phil Nevin, chief creative officer at x+why said “We are thrilled to be on site with this exciting project. The addition of the clubspace, Eighteen, alongside the flexible workspace, meeting, event and co-working space sees this landmark building incredibly well served from an amenity perspective. We are delighted to be working for a second time with Midlands based-contractor Intex, following a successful collaboration at Brindleyplace’s Foundry.’
Charles Wolverson, director at the commercial fit out and refurbishment specialist, said: “We are delighted to be working again with x+why on this very exciting scheme. It will provide a new level of flexible working in the Birmingham central business district, as well as offering the unique venue of the 18th floor members’ club offering some of the best views of Birmingham.
“Our collaborative approach on Foundry proved to be very successful and we will be approaching this project in a similar manner, working very closely with interior architects Squire and Partners, quantity surveyors Core 5 and the team at x+why.”
103 Colmore comprises 223,631 sq ft of BREEAM Excellent Grade A office space. The 26-storey building, at the heart of the city’s business district, boasts a two-storey top floor restaurant and ground floor café, both to be operated by D&D London.
In addition to x+why, joint venture partners Tristan Capital Partners’ EPISO 4 Fund and Sterling Property Ventures has signed Browne Jacobson, Gallagher, Grant Thornton, Knight Frank, RSM, Shoosmiths and Tilney Smith & Williamson as tenants.
James Howarth, managing director at Sterling Property Ventures, said: “The x+why flexible workspace will allow occupiers within the building to access additional space for meetings and social events. It also means that smaller businesses too can enjoy the benefits of a premium building at Birmingham’s best business address, with the Intex fit out providing high quality workspace and amenity.”
Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank are letting agents at 103 Colmore Row.