HARRIS LAMB OVERSEES £230,000 REFURBISHMENT PROJECT AT KINGS NORTON BUSINESS CENTRE
Building consultants at Harris Lamb have completed an extensive refurbishment programme at a Birmingham business centre of behalf of one of the UK’s leading medical diagnostic companies.
Harris Lamb was retained by The Binding Site Group to project manage the strip-out and refurbishment of Units 31 and 33 Sovereign Road at Kings Norton Business Centre as they expanded from their existing adjacent units taking additional space as part of a new lease at the site.
Binding Site, which provides specialist diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide for the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders, employs more than 700 people in Birmingham, and has signed a 10-year lease at the 10,086 sq ft property.
Marcus Andrew, who was responsible for the project, said: “Further to signing the new lease earlier this year, we were instructed to act on behalf of The Binding Site to strip out and refurbish the space ready for the business’ occupation.
“The works involved stripping out all of the former tenant’s alterations before overseeing adaptions to the internal ground floor layout of the units. In addition we oversaw the installation of new flooring and ceilings and the redecoration of the buildings.
“We also ensured that a number of mechanical and electrical alterations were completed prior to reaching practical completion. The £223,000 works programme took 13 weeks to complete, and Binding Site is expected to take occupation of the site this month,” he added.
The new premises follows The Binding Site’s decision to significantly expand its presence within the city, which will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region.
Mark Culwick CFO for Binding Site said: “We have been very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the work undertaken in refurbishing the units which will be a vital part of our supply chain to ensure our continued expansion and deliver an even better service doctors and their patients across the world.”