CBRE Global Investors has outlined the impressive environmental and social credentials behind its £40m back to the frame transformation of 10 Brindleyplace, Birmingham.

With a focus on three pillars of technology, sustainability and wellness, 10 Brindleyplace will be the first Fitwell accredited office in Birmingham – a standard that measures occupant health and wellbeing. It will also be the first workspace in Birmingham to house a uniquely designed bouldering experience.

Birmingham’s largest office development to complete in 2022, and the largest development project at Brindleyplace since it was completed in 2009. The scheme will be Wired Score Platinum rated and achieve BREEAM Excellent certification.

Further ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) credentials include:

  • It will be a Net Zero building – the energy saving could power the equivalent of 117 homes
  • The building has an all-electric system powered by green energy
    There will be 840 sq ft of on-site solar panels, generating renewable energy and helping to reduce occupier costs
  • 100% of construction waste is being diverted from landfill
    There will be a fitness studio, 100 cycle spaces, showers, lockers and 24 electric vehicle charging stations
  • Multiple green roofs and outside terraces, supporting biodiversity and wellbeing
  • Building Lives Academy – social impact programme supporting 15 long-term unemployed candidates with onsite experience to help them achieve industry qualifications.

Laura Wilson-Brown, Head of Asset Management UK, CBRE Global Investors said: “Brindleyplace is an asset that demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality office space with a low carbon footprint. We will be delivering a healthy workplace that meets the requirements of the modern-day occupier, fulfilling all their technology, sustainability and wellbeing needs.”

Theo Holmes, Director in CBRE’s office agency team, commented: “10 Brindleyplace truly sets a new benchmark for the reinvention of existing office space in the city; from its Smart Spaces technology to environmental credentials and focus on the wellbeing of occupiers.”

The project will see the creation of 210,000 sq ft of high-quality grade A office space, with one of Birmingham’s largest available office floorplates, at over 27,000 sq ft. The ambitious project combines 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building with large open office floors and full height windows. The former home of RBS will be transformed, with a new modern façade, and a generous double height reception accessible from both Oozells Square and Broad Street adjacent to the new Metro stop. It also includes the former serviced apartments on the upper floors, providing exceptional panoramic views and terraces. Work is due to be completed in summer 2022.CBRE and Savills are acting as joint agents for the office space.