Former Birmingham rock venue reopens as offices

Posted on by John Cronin

A former live rock music venue in Birmingham that suffered a major fire several years ago has been converted into a speculative office scheme.

John Bright Street officesThe famous Edwards No 8 venue had previously hosted live performances from rock bands such as Nirvana and Radiohead. The Grade II Listed building (pictured) was significantly damaged by a fire in November, 2006. The building has now received a multi-million pound renovation programme undertaken by city-based Birmingham Properties Group.

Located at 81 – 89 John Bright Street in the city centre close to the New Street Station extension, the building now offers 25,000 sq ft of floor space over 4 floors. The existing exterior of the building has been restored while the interior, that was completely destroyed in the fire, now offers large, open-plan floor plates of approximately 7,100 sq ft. The developers are marketing the offices as a headquarters-style building and will undertake a fit-out if required.

John Tebbutt, Managing Director of Birmingham Properties Group, said: “This is a beautiful stone terracotta and brick building which we have carefully restored over the past 18 months. It now offers potential as an office HQ building in a fantastic location”. The building is available on a long leasehold basis with an asking price of £3m.

Birmingham Properties Group are based in the Jewellery Quarter of city-centre Birmingham. The area, formerly home to many jewellery and coin manufacturers, is being promoted as a business hub for the creative and digital media industry. Significant office developments within the district include 40 St Paul’s Square and the £160m St Georges development.

Marketing agents for 81 – 89 John Bright Street are GBR Phoenix Beard.

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