European trade body acquires Birmingham Business Park office building

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Birmingham and Solihull-based independent commercial property agency KWB has sold a 5,000 sq ft office building on Birmingham Business Park.

Acting on behalf of a private investor, Malcolm Jones, Head of Office Agency at KWB, sold 2450 Regents Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YE, a 5,364 sq ft self-contained, two storey, courtyard office building, to existing tenant Hire Association Europe, for an undisclosed sum.

Hire Association Europe (HAE) is a trade body representing plant, tool and equipment hire, with a membership base of 900 members based in the UK, Europe and across other parts of the world.  HAE’s 14 staff occupy the first floor of the building, while National Fostering Agency rents the ground floor.

According to HAE Managing Director Graham Arundell, the purchase of 2450 Regents Court is a good investment which will provide his organisation with future security.  He says: “As we were approaching the end of our 10 year lease, we made the decision to purchase an office, to secure a home for the organisation and to help control our future property costs.

“It was therefore an easy decision to acquire our current office building where we are happy and settled, when the opportunity arose.  The purchase represents a good investment for our members’ funds.”

Mr Jones says: “The vacancy rate for office accommodation in Solihull and the M42 is at a 10 year low, so it’s rare that an office freehold becomes available.  When they do they are particularly sought after, as many organisations wish to become owner / occupiers.”

“Birmingham Business Park is a highly desirable location where there are still opportunities to acquire office space.”

KWB is an agent for Birmingham Business Park and one of the most active office agents in the Solihull and the M42 corridor.  Each quarter it produces comprehensive M42 And Solihull Office Market Research, listing all the office transactions and providing its view of the current and future market.  Further details about the current research can be found here.

Further information about office availability on Birmingham Business Park can be obtained from Malcolm Jones on tel. 0121 233 2330 or email

With offices in Birmingham and Solihull, KWB is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors which offers a comprehensive commercial property service and unrivalled market knowledge across the West Midlands.  KWB has been trading for more than 25 years and its senior management team has in excess of 200 years combined professional experience.