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Why Choose Birmingham?

Birmingham is the third largest trading centre in the country and one of the most connected cities in the UK. With connections to 90% of the UK by road, only 90 minutes from London by rail and just six miles from Birmingham Airport – the city has become a major hub for business with regional, national and global reach. Its success as a city is why it has become one of the most sought-after locations for commercial space.

Why Birmingham is a top destination for business

Did you know Birmingham is both the youngest and largest city in the UK outside of London? With over 10,000 companies calling Birmingham home, and more start-ups in the last five years than any other regional city, it’s an important business hub.

Rich manufacturing heritage

Epitomised by giants like Jaguar Land Rover and Cadbury, the city has cemented its reputation as one of the most investable cities in the UK. Today, it is home to big names in the world of finance, accounting, management, and marketing.

Talent and Innovation

Birmingham’s five esteemed universities churn out over 25,000 graduates every year, infusing the city with fresh ideas, talent, and innovation. This fuels the engine of progress, propelling Birmingham to the forefront of innovation.

The front of the mailbox in Birmingham with road

Strategic location

Birmingham is at the crossroads of several major motorways, including the M6, M5, M40, and M42, ensuring connectivity to the rest of the country. Coupled with a convenient light rail service providing swift access to central London, Birmingham offers unparalleled connectivity.

A Vibrant and Diverse Population

Home to 4.2 million people, Birmingham boasts one of Europe’s youngest populations, with 40% of residents aged 25 or younger. This dynamic demographic lends the city a vibrant energy. From bustling markets to eclectic eateries, especially those serving the infamous Birmingham Balti, plus a thriving arts scene, Birmingham is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and experiences.

Exterior view of BBC Birmingham in the Mailbox with people walking by.

Transforming the city centre

2024 has seen considerable commercial projects get underway in Birmingham’s ever-changing city centre. Work on the Birmingham terminus of the HS2 line commenced at the start of the year alongside the BBC’s future home ‘The Tea Factory’ in Digbeth. The new Garrison Circus development promises to unlock a new gateway into Digbeth, with four new buildings, including a 37-storey high residential tower.

Birmingham office space

If you’re looking for a city centre office space to rent in Birmingham, then Unit 2 Commercial Street maybe just what you’re looking for.

The two-storey, self-contained office is on the corner of Commercial Street and Blucher Street in a mixed use area comprising mainly offices and apartments on the edge of Birmingham’s Central Business District.

Both the Mailbox and Cube developments are neighbours meaning you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink.

There are four secure allocated basement car parking spaces, and the office is easily accessible via the A38, linking to Junction 6 of the M6. New Street Station and the city centre of both just half a mile away.