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UKCM agrees office letting in Birmingham with Clarke Willmott

UK Commercial Property REIT Limited (UKCM) which is managed and advised by Aberdeen Standard Investments has agreed a 10-year lease for the 4,226 sq ft seventh floor at 9 Colmore Row in Birmingham (pictured) with law firm Clarke Wilmott.

Clarke Wilmott is relocating from elsewhere in the city to 9 Colmore Row, which will become its national headquarters.

9 Colmore Row is a 10 storey office building with 69,000 sq ft of Grade A office and ancillary retail space, currently let to occupiers including Turley, Capital Dynamics, Brewin Dolphin, BNP Paribas and Smith & Williamson, three of which have renewed leases comprising over 18,000 sq ft in the last month.

UKCM recently completed an upgrade programme at the property, which saw the reception area refurbished; the addition of a communal meeting room and breakout space; and the delivery of a dedicated cycling hub and health club quality changing facilities in the basement.

Will Fulton, lead manager of UKCM at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “9 Colmore Row sits in the heart of Birmingham’s impressive commercial hub and benefits from excellent transport links to and from the city.

“We have invested in the property over the last few years to ensure that we can maximise its potential and continue attracting the city’s top businesses, including Clarke Wilmott, as we emerge from the pandemic and occupiers become more selective towards higher quality office environments.”