Group set to build £ 30m Solihull HQ at business park
CONSTRUCTION group BAM has been appointed to build a new £ 30 million head office in Solihull.
The company has won the brief to construct a new HQ and training academy for the IM Group of companies on Fore Business Park where around 250 staff will relocate.
Currently headquartered in Coleshill, IM Group includes IM Properties, Spitfire Bespoke Homes and International Motors.
BAM is working on several projects in Birmingham including Three Snowhill and the first two office buildings at the £ 700 million Paradise project.
For IM Group, it will create an open- plan main office building, with large external terraces to serve the café and gymnasium, and various other buildings including a new HQ for Christian Vision, a charity established by IM’s s founder Lord Edmiston.
The move has been n prompted because the e land at its current head d office has been compulso- rily purchased to make e way for the HS2 high- speed rail line.
BAM’s project manager r for the scheme David d Hartley said: “This is a very y high specification devel- opment.
“During the tender dis- cussions, the client gave us s a sense of their ambition n
- which is for a very impressive structure both externally and internally.”
It has been designed by y Birmingham- based archi- tecture practice Webb b Gray and is due for com- pletion in summer 2019.
Tim Wooldridge, IM M Properties’ managing g director, added: “We are e pleased to be working with h BAM as a tried and trusted d partner and we are confi- dent the team will work k well with our in- house e project delivery team to o create our ambitious s designs for the new HQ.”
Artist’s impression of IM Group’s new head office on the Fore Business Park in Solihull