Offices in the newly refurbished premises have been let, off a quoting rent of £14.50 per sq ft – around half the price of prime city centre offices – just 250 yards away!
The facelift at Aqua saw the Sandpiper Group, working in association with Trigram Properties adding an additional storey to the existing building, creating over 41,000 sq. ft. of quality Grade A office space. Already, West Midlands Police has taken two floors of the building, White Young Green, a firm of engineers, has taken a single floor and the ground floor has been let to EMAP.
Only one floor remains, providing 9,000 sq. ft. at first floor level and it’s ready for immediate occupation.
“Aqua has proved popular for a number of reasons” says Nigel Tripp. “Firstly, Aqua offers extremely good value for money providing Grade A standard accommodation for just £14.50 per sq. ft.
“Secondly, it is within easy walking distance of the varied retail and leisure opportunities provided by the city centre and St Paul’s Square.
“And finally, communications are easy with immediate access onto the Ring Road system and all outlying areas and there are a number of public car parks nearby together with on-site car parking to the rear of Aqua.”
The ‘refurb’ included the provision of a new 4 pipe fan coil comfort cooling system – vital in recent weeks – disabled access, new raised floors for voice, data and power cabling, new suspended ceilings with integral LG3 29001 standard lighting, two new 10 person passenger lifts, new double glazed window units, showers, an impressive new front elevation and a large and inviting reception area with an eye catching canopied entrance. It’s pure quality from the moment you arrive at the door.