Redevelopment plans for Louisa Ryland House submitted to Birmingham City Council

Plans have been submitted to transform a landmark Birmingham building into prime office and retail space.

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Before: Louisa Ryland House as it is now

The application to redevelop Louisa Ryland House on Newhall Street has been submitted to Birmingham City Council by Graftongate on behalf of Euro Packaging Investment Limited, and proposes the redevelopment of two buildings; Louisa Ryland House and 96-98 Edmund Street.


After: Architects’ CGI of how the building will look following the redevelopment

Andrew Lamb said: “Originally three separate buildings – The Medical Institute, the Board School Offices and the Parish Offices building – Louisa Ryland House was redeveloped by Birmingham City Council in the late 1980s, retaining the façade and building offices behind.

LRH entrance

The proposed entrance to Louisa Ryland House

“The planned redevelopment will see 59,416 sq ft of prime office accommodation, offering floorplates of 11,382 sq ft across basement and six upper floors, and include the creation of a new double height reception onto Newhall Street, as well as providing 2,250 sq ft of retail and leisure space on the corner of Newhall St and Cornwall Street.”

The second part of the application proposes the redevelopment of 96-98 Edmund Street to provide 24,107 sq ft of boutique style office accommodation with floorplates of 4,790 sq ft. The plans also incorporate 3,390 sq ft for bar or restaurant opportunities on the lower ground and ground floors.

Andrew added: “With Birmingham thriving and prime office space being in high demand, these plans, if approved, will transform an iconic building into a highly desirable place for businesses to locate in the heart of the city.”


The scheme will also benefit from 25 car parking spaces in the basement of the main building with a further 10 spaces in the Edmund Street buildings.

LRH reception

CGI of the new-look reception

Jamie Hockaday of Graftongate said: “Louisa Ryland House is a trophy asset in the centre of Birmingham’s central business district and will benefit greatly from the significant recent and on-going development in the city, in particular Paradise Forum which is just a stone’s throw from the building.

 Harris Lamb has been jointly appointed with Colliers International to market Louisa Ryland House and 96-98 Edmund Street.