GVA extends service deal at Brindleyplace
PROPERTY consultancy GVA has signed a deal to continue deliver ing property management services at Brindleyplace in Birmingham.
The firm will deliver services across a total of 1.5 million sq ft on the estate, including offices at numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6 Brindleyplace, and the Oozells Building, which is currently undergoing a £4 million refurbishment.
The services include rent and service charge collection, building and facilities management, marketing, communications and events.
It also handles charity relationships and commercialisation opportunities for the public realm alongside management and maintenance of the estate’s two public spaces, Central Square and Oozells Square.
It also oversees the lease management of the Crescent Theatre, the onsite car park Q Park and Costa café.
GVA, which has been a tenant at Brindleyplace for almost three decades, has also undertaken customer and tenant research surveys, and launched sustainability and wellbeing initiatives, including the installation of rooftop beehives.
Brindleyplace is Hines UK.
James Campbell Adamson, asset manager at Hines UK, said: “Being based at Brindleyplace ensures GVA is well placed to provide a rapid response to any occupiers’ needs.
“With the ongoing redevelopment of Birmingham, growth of the residential sector in the area and upcoming delivery of the Midland Metro tram extension, there has never been a more important time to ensure that Brindleyplace continues to create the perfect asset managed by impression for visitors and estate occupiers. As we are looking to put in place a number of new changes and initiatives at the development, including the substantial £4.1 million refurbishment of the former 9 Brindleyplace into the Oozells Building, which is due to complete shortly.
“It is therefore vital that we have a team in place that understands the needs of our occupiers and the potential challenges of a fast-paced, highdemand commercial real estate market.”
Guy Thompson, senior director at GVA, added: “Our key objective is to ensure that Brindleyplace remains not only a development of choice for occupiers seeking accommodation but also a vibrant destination of choice for leisure visitors with its impressive food, beverage, arts, culture, event and retail offers.
“As both a long-standing supplier of property management services to the estate and a Brindleyplace occupier ourselves, we have a unique perspective and understanding on the evolving requirements of this development and are able to respond quickly to occupiers requirements.”
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