IM Properties names Morgan Sindall main contractor on its £30m revamp of 55 Colmore Row

Morgan Sindall has been named as the main contractor on the £30m redevelopment of Birmingham’s landmark 55 Colmore Row office building.

Developer IM Properties has appointed Morgan Sindall to deliver the project’s programme of works.

It has also appointed AHR Architects as the architect on the project, DBK as quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator, Projex Building Solutions as project manager and employers’ agent, Copeland Wedge Associates as structural engineer, and Watkins Payne Partnership as M&E engineer.

Works on the redevelopment are expected to be completed by autumn 2016.

When finished, it will deliver 160,000 sq ft Grade A office space, with three new floors added to the top of the building.

All internal layouts will also be reconfigured to create open plan office space on floor plates ranging from 18,000 sq ft to 24,000 sq ft.

John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, said: “55 Colmore Row is a cornerstone in Birmingham’s commercial history and this project requires construction and project management teams of significant confidence and capability.

“We feel absolutely certain that Morgan Sindall will deliver the high quality rejuvenation of this landmark building.”

Dave Smith, managing director of construction at Morgan Sindall, said: “Anyone who has worked in or around Birmingham will be aware of 55 Colmore Row. They may be less familiar, however, with the volume of work that will need to be undertaken to give the building a new lease of life.

“The complexity of adding new floors to the top of the building, combined with the timescale in which we are working means that there is significant planning required to ensure we deliver.

“It is a fantastic and high-profile project to be involved with and I am confident that we will deliver to exactly the standard that IM Properties is seeking for 55 Colmore Row.”