CBRE Investment Management Unveils New Façade at 10 Brindleyplace Birmingham
December 13, 2022
Corporate Communications Director
Corporate Communications Director
CBRE Investment Management announces the completion of exterior work at 10 Brindleyplace and has revealed the stunning new efficient façade on its £40m back to the frame transformation.
The project will see the creation of 210,000 sq ft of high-quality grade A office space, with one of Birmingham’s largest available office floorplates, at over 27,000 sq ft. The ambitious investment combines 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building with large open office floors and full height windows. Work is due to be completed in Q1 2023.
The façade has been completely redesigned using locally sourced contemporary style bricks from a sustainable quarry; Atlas Grey, Leicester Grey and Blue Glazed Bricks. A total number of 245,413 bricks have been installed by hand, which will cover an approximate area of 40,000 sq ft.
The system itself is built off the exterior steel frame which consists of a breather membrane, thermal insulation, fire cavity barriers and helping hand brackets and rails. The bricks eventually slot into the rails once installed. To achieve this unique design, grooves are cut into the bricks so that they can easily slot into the rails. To finish off the install, mortar is applied to all brick joints.
Nick White, Director at CBRE Investment Management said: “As with everything we have done at 10 Brindleyplace to align with CBRE IM’s ESG commitments, the façade of this office building has been designed to have the least impact on the environment. The bricks being installed are from a sustainable quarry and the new thermal insulation means the façade is highly efficient. At 10 Brindleyplace, we believe, we are creating one of the most sustainable assets in Birmingham.”
10 Brindleyplace will feature a generous double height reception accessible from both Oozells Square and Broad Street adjacent to the new Metro stop. The upper floors have several roof terraces, providing exceptional panoramic views.
With a focus on three pillars of technology, wellness and sustainability, it is being marketed as ‘a building dressed in awards’ - the scheme will achieve BREEAM Excellent, and it will be Birmingham’s first building to receive Fitwel accreditation, a standard that measures occupant health and wellbeing. It will also be WiredScore Platinum certified, in recognition of its excellent digital connectivity including SpartSpaces building technology.
CBRE and Savills are acting as joint agents for the office space.
About CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $143.9 billion in assets under management* as of September 30, 2022, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.
CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). CBRE has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit www.cbreim.com.
*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.