Bruntwood Works one of the largest property providers in the UK, has transformed Birmingham’s historic Cornwall Buildings as it completes the £1.3m refurbishment and welcomed project management and recruitment specialist TXM Projects to its community of like-minded businesses based in the heart of the city’s business district.
The project has transformed the interior of the grade II-listed Cornwall Buildings to provide a space that celebrates the building’s Victorian heritage but adds a striking layer of contrast with contemporary interiors, modern art and cutting-edge design.
The works, which completed in August, include chic serviced offices with hand-chosen artwork and stylish décor that provide a home away from home for businesses and their employees, as well as new flexible workspaces such as break-out areas, hot desks and a business lounge for coworking that create an ideal workspace for everyone, whatever their working style.
TXM Projects, which is part of the global TXM Group, has taken a serviced office across two suites and as well as benefiting from their own office, the team will have the flexibility to stamp their own personality on the space and easily expand in the future. They will also have access to a variety of meeting rooms and communal dining areas to ensure there are a variety of spaces that encourage colleagues to come together and collaborate.
In addition to the workspaces available at Cornwall Buildings, TXM Projects will have access to the state-of-the-art gym facilities at Bruntwood Works’ neighbouring Cornerblock, as well as the bike storage and roof garden - Birmingham’s largest roof terrace.
Rob Valentine, director of Birmingham at Bruntwood Works said: “Cornwall Buildings is a historic and iconic building in the heart of Birmingham, so it was only right that the transformation did it justice. We’ve played heavily on the building’s heritage in the design to create a space that celebrates its original features while creating the vibe of a boutique hotel that means our customers have a comfortable and relaxing space to work from - one they feel at home in.
“The flexibility of the space and level of service we provide is also really important, particularly as our customers start returning to the office and bringing their teams back together, so we’ve ensured our spaces can be bespoke to each business in order for customers to adapt and grow with us. This flexibility and focus on service was key for TXM Projects and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to Cornwall Buildings.”
Bryan Bennett, managing director of TXM Projects, added: “Cornwall Buildings is a fantastic space that really does feel more like a home or hotel than an office. With the serviced office we get the certainty of cost, but the added benefits of state-of-the-art communal facilities that our people can really benefit from.”
In addition to serviced office space, which incorporates rent, business rates and service charge into a single cost per desk, Cornwall Buildings also provides coworking spaces suitable for freelancers, start-ups and mobile workers. This enables customers to choose a hot desk, while still benefiting from the support of Bruntwood Works’ high-quality communal facilities and on-site customer service team.
The refurbishment was designed by Birmingham-based Associated Architects and its completion follows the news that Bruntwood’s workspaces have been deemed Covid-secure by the British Safety Council following an independent audit as part of its new Assurance Assessment Service.