These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:
There are three train stations in the city center, forming a triangle: Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Gill. As a result, most businesses want to be located in this area. New Street Station is one of the busiest outside of London, with links to cities across the UK. Birmingham International Airport is also a short drive away. The city center is populated by both national and global companies from a number of industries, including finance, legal and recruitment.
The Jewellery Quarter was historically home to one of the continent’s largest concentrations of jewellery manufacturers. While the jewellery trade in this area has declined somewhat, the location is now a growing hub for the creative industry, with PR, media, architecture and software firms moving in.
Digbeth is currently undergoing major redevelopment that will convert the old industrial buildings into offices, apartments, retail space and arts facilities. The area is known as a creative and digital hub, home to a number of businesses from these industries. It is also served by good transport links – the Birmingham Coach Station links to destinations across the UK, and the Birmingham Moor Street Station is a short walk away. There are also plans to extend the Midland Metro tram route through Digbeth, which could be up and running by 2023.
The Birmingham International Airport is located in Solihull, making this area an attractive option for companies with members who are frequently required to travel for business. Other convenient transport links include the Birmingham International railway station on the West Coast Main Line, offering direct access to London, as well as the Solihull Railway Station and the M40, M42, A41 and A43 main roads. It is home to Land Rover’s main production plant, Birmingham Business Park, Arlington Business Park and the National Exhibition Center.
For more information on the current state of the UK serviced office market check out our UK Flexible Workspace Review 2016.