KWB supports TeacherActive’s Birmingham HQ office expansion

Growing teaching supply agency TeacherActive has doubled the floorspace of its Birmingham HQ – with KWB providing office acquisition and fit out services.

Secured by KWB, the deal saw the education recruitment specialist move to the 10,000 sq ft fifth floor at Interchange Place on Edmund Street.

The firm is looking to increase staff numbers at its headquarters from 65 to nearly 100 over the next two years, which will be supported by the move.

Securing Interchange Place

KWB acted on behalf of TeacherActive to acquire the space and agree terms, and was also the fit-out consultant responsible for the modern office design, which includes a street café, separate kitchen, boardrooms, training room, meeting rooms and media room for video creation and editing.

Workstations and hot-desking facilities at the new TeacherActive Birmingham HQ, with office acquisition and fit out supported by KWB
TeacherActive’s new HQ at Interchange Place in Birmingham city centre

KWB’s cleaning arm, KWB Corporate Cleaning, has also won the company’s cleaning contract following a competitive tender.

End-to-end solution: Office acquisition and fit out

David Freeth, Chief Financial Officer at TeacherActive, said: “We had outgrown our previous 5,000 sq ft HQ across the road at 158 Edmund Street, so approached KWB to source us a new base. They have delivered fantastic results, providing a really cohesive approach from initial office search through to fit out and cleaning.

“Our new offices provide a much improved and modern space, with KWB advising on office acquisition and fit out, as well as planning and furniture, right down to colours and plants. They really embraced our requirements, culture and vision in the designs.”

Breakout space at TeacherActive's new Birmingham HQ, for which KWB provided office acquisition and fit out
A modern office fit out for TeacherActive’s new Birmingham HQ

Malcolm Jones, Head of Office Agency at KWB, added “My colleagues – Adrian Southall of KWB Workplace, and Jim Duffy of KWB Corporate Cleaning – and I have delivered an end-to-end solution for TeacherActive. We look forward to seeing them flourish in their new headquarters.

“Interchange Place offers excellent accessibility for TeacherActive’s staff and clients, with local transport right on the doorstep. Its high profile setting in the Colmore BID is also a major asset, alongside other significant occupiers.”

TeacherActive's workspace at Interchange Place – end-to-end office acquisition and fit out services provided by KWB's team of commercial property specialists
TeacherActive’s modern, open plan office space at Interchange Place, Birmingham city centre

A fruitful partnership

TeacherActive is one of the UK’s largest independent educational recruitment agencies – with offices in England and Wales. It expects to create around 75 jobs in its office network through a number of head office positions.

KWB is based in Lancaster House on Newhall Street, Birmingham city centre. We provide a full range of commercial property services to occupiers in Birmingham, Solihull and the Midlands.

For more details on how we can support you, contact Malcom Jones at or 0121 233 2330.