Birmingham is the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands. Birmingham is home to a wide range of office space in a mix of modern developments and period buildings. Birmingham offers excellent transport links across the UK with several mainline train stations and Metro stations in and around the city centre.
The city is now dominated by the service sector and is a major international commercial centre. An important transport, retail, events and conference hub, Birmingham is the largest centre for public administration, health and education, financial and other business services. It is home to major conference centres, such as the NEC and International Convention Centre, major industrial plants and modern, high-tech offices. The Jewellery Quarter still houses 300 independent manufacturers, crafting 40% of the jewellery made in the UK.
Office Properties in Birmingham
Birmingham has a wide range of affordable serviced self-contained offices in converted industrial warehouses, stylishly restored art deco buildings, refurbished historic and period business centres, and modern, glass-fronted, contemporary office blocks in and around the city centre, and in dedicated business parks.
Companies renting office space in Birmingham benefit from its excellent transport links. Birmingham is a major transport hub and is served by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 motorways.
Birmingham New Street is the busiest railway station in the UK outside of London and the city is also a national hub for CrossCountry, the most extensive long-distance train network in Britain. The West Midlands Metro is a light rail system that operates between Grand Central and Wolverhampton.
Birmingham Coach Station is the UK’s busiest urban bus system outside of London. Birmingham Airport is east of city centre with national and international flights arriving and departing daily.
Hotels, Shops and Eateries
There are several shopping centres in Birmingham including the Bullring & Grand Central Shopping Centre and the One Stop Shopping Centre. Birmingham’s Wholesale Markets are the largest combined wholesale food markets in the country, supplying fresh produce to restauranteurs and independent retailers in a 100 mile radius of the city.
Birmingham is one of only two English cities outside of London that has four Michelin-starred restaurants – Simpson’s, Carters or Moseley, Purnells’ and Adam’s.