BE Offices today announces that it has taken the entire 36,300 sq ft Somerset House in Temple Street, Birmingham as it spearheads its expansion outside London
Unusually BE is using Somerset House to showcase its full range of flexible space offers and the building will be home to Headspace, its creative, tech and media co-working operator, BESpoke, the corporate managed workspace provider, and BE itself which offers flexible pro-working space.
Located in the heart of Birmingham city centre Somerset House has been recently redeveloped by Circle Property plc and each BE brand will occupy two floors in the building, equating to some 12,000 sq ft.
This latest move by BE takes the flexible space provider into the city of Birmingham for the first time as it looks to expand and grow a regional network.
BE has agreed a 15-year FRI lease on Somerset House.
David Saul, Managing Director of BE, said: “This is an important step forward in our expansion programme. Not only does it take us into Birmingham for the first time but enables us to showcase our entire range of flexible space provision whether it is the more professional corporate offer from BE Offices, the more creative and media orientated co-working Headspace, or the managed space provider BESpoke.”
Mr Saul added that this was likely to be the first of a number of acquisitions across the BE group which demonstrated the underlying strength of the business as it is able to offer a range of different products to the increasingly diverse nature of this fast-growing market.