Hat-trick of city centre lettings sealed

The Business Desk
Rachel Covill

Three more businesses have taken space at The Southside Building, the 11-storey office block on Hurst Street in Birmingham city centre.

Cygnet Health Care, an independent provider of mental health services, has taken two suites on the third floor totalling 6,128 sq ft, while growing health care recruitment agency First Active 365 has signed up for 2,570 sq ft on the first floor. Digital service consultancy Hippo Digital has taken a 956 sq ft suite on the fourth floor.

They follow three lettings secured earlier in the year to court intermediary service Communicourt, Irish HR technology specialist HR Duo and Braska Coffee House which launched the ground floor café.

Alex Tross, director at Centrick Commercial, brokered the deals on behalf of building owner Paloma Capital. He said: “A huge welcome to the latest occupiers Cygnet Health Care, First Active 365 and Hippo Digital and I look forward to seeing them flourish here.

“The varied mix of occupiers at The Southside Building adds to the vibrant atmosphere and great community ethos which sets it apart from other city centre office schemes.

“Paloma Capital has done a brilliant job of creating a fresh and exciting workspace in the cultural heart of Birmingham, surrounded by endless places to socialise, public transport links and easy access to the main city core. The strong leasing momentum means that just six suites remain available for lease.”

Completed just over a year ago, Paloma Capital’s £3m refurbishment included the creation of The Studio, a co-working hub with boardroom and tele-conferencing facilities overlooking Hippodrome Square, plus cycle storage, shower and changing facilities and lockers.

Joint agent for the development is Jonathan Ottewell at Savills.