Growing language school expands into new Birmingham offices

KWB has advised Blue Marble Asset Management – commonly referred to as Blue Marble – on a deal to help the Birmingham branch of an international network of higher-education institutions to expand into new Birmingham offices.

Malcolm Jones of KWB’s Birmingham office agency team advised Blue Marble, alongside its joint venture partner Antringham Developments, and on behalf of Pemberstone Group, on the letting of 3,645 sq ft of office space on the second floor of 63 Church Street, Birmingham, to Accent Language Ltd, trading as The Language Gallery, on a new 10-year lease.

Presently based in Centre City offices in Birmingham’s Hill Street, The Language Gallery teaches English to foreign students, as well as offering evening classes in German and Spanish.  It is part of Global University Systems (GUS), a Netherlands-headquartered international network of higher-education institutions, delivering degree programmes, professional training, English language training, and corporate and executive education to some 40,000 people a year.

63 Church Street front door - Birmingham offices to let

Tim Matthews, Chief Executive of Blue Marble, said: “This will be the third training centre based at 63 Church Street.  The decision also to seek D1 usage for the whole of the office building when we acquired it has really paid off for us.”

The Language Gallery joins Midlands law firm, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, international beauty brand, Elemis, the Lifetime Training Group and Blue Marble itself at 63 Church Street.

Malcolm Jones, said: “Many organisations are still seeking smaller Birmingham offices on traditional leases in the city centre, despite the growth of the serviced office sector.”

With 63 Church Street now fully occupied, KWB recommends that companies requiring small Birmingham offices to get in touch, as it is instructed on some of the best smaller suites that the City currently has to offer.

To discuss your requirements and for further information on available Birmingham city centre office space, contact Malcolm Jones at KWB on 0121 233 2330 or email