The construction and property development company BAM Construction have completed the construction of the new Paradise office development on Cornwall Street in Birmingham, now handing the property over to the scheduled occupiers PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The Paradise building overlooks the Birmingham Town Hall, Victorian Council House, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, covering seven-storeys and almost 2Msq ft of office space.
The Midlands Region Chairman for PwC, Matthew Hammond stated: “The decision to locate ourselves at the Paradise development reflects the desire of our people to be in the heart of the city, and at the heart of the region and the UK. The importance of One Chamberlain Square for PwC, as its largest investment outside London currently, stretches beyond Birmingham and the West Midlands. It is symbolic of our investments across the UK’s regions.
“The handover of One Chamberlain Square today is a significant step in our journey to our new home. We are creating a first-class destination for our people and our clients. Our internal fit-out is complementary to the external design – a truly distinctive destination, which has connections at its heart through flexibility and technology-enabled workspaces. We have very much future-scoped the design to meet the needs of our people and clients now and in the future.”
The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street added: “The handover to PwC is a major step forward for Paradise and a key milestone in the regeneration of Birmingham. Not only is Paradise beginning to take shape on the city’s skyline, but it is delivering on its promise to create jobs and opportunities for local people across the West Midlands, including supporting businesses like PwC to create new jobs in the city.
“The handover is a special moment for me in particular as I was chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP when we set up the Joint Venture with the city council back in 2013. It fills me with immense pride to see our vision from six years ago coming to life and I now look forward to seeing Paradise continue to evolve. We will continue to work with Argent, Hermes, the LEP, and the city council to make sure the development is the best it can possibly be.”
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