Cordia Blackswan Finishes HQ Renovation in Birmingham
As part of its U.K. urban regeneration project, Cordia has completed the renovation of the listed building that houses its local HQ in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.
The Bank is an important project in Cordia's local subsidiary, Cordia Blackswan’s urban regeneration vision for Great Hampton Street. The developer has restored the former Lloyds TSB Bank landmark building, offering seven high-quality commercial spaces for mixed uses, including office and retail. The Bank is located next to Cordia's other local residential project, The Gothic, the first phase of which was delivered last fall.
Cordia Blackswan recently moved its headquarters into The Bank, while one of the building's new tenants is Garvey Demolition, which has worked closely with Cordia on a number of projects. These projects include the clearing of the neighboring site of the 148-unit contemporary rental development The Lamp Works – where 97% of the demolished assets were reused.
Cordia Blackswan has improved The Bank’s energy performance rating from D to B. This is all whilst retaining and repairing a large portion of the building's original and lost features to the standing and quality of design prior to its 1980s reconfiguration works, including the buff terracotta façade and large span sash windows, which contain Gothic, Renaissance, and Dutch gable motifs.
András Kárpáti, deputy chief executive officer at Cordia Blackswan, said, “Reaching completion on The Bank signifies the start of Cordia Blackswan’s commercial offering and reinforces our overall vision for Great Hampton Street. From the banking hall to the Cordia Blackswan office, each space within The Bank has been finished to the highest standard, with authentic features restored throughout – that’s what makes the building such a unique place to work”.
Cordia Blackswan currently has 11 active developments across the West Midlands, United Kingdom, nine of which are located in and around Great Hampton Street.
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