iCentrum opens for business

iCentrum opens for business

Work on a new speculative office building at the Innovation Birmingham Campus has come to a close, creating up to 400 high skills jobs.

Midlands based construction company, Thomas Vale, has handed over keys to a new 42,149 sq ft speculatively designed office building to Innovation Birmingham.

iCentrum®, located just off the A38 Aston Expressway at the Innovation Birmingham Campus, was one of the first to start on-site within the GBSLEP’s Enterprise Zone.

The building will provide space for 400 high-value skilled tech jobs at any one time; generating £25m of GVA to the local economy per annum. 

Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO at Innovation Birmingham, said: “Delivering iCentrum to the Innovation Birmingham Campus marks another exciting milestone in the development plans for Innovation Birmingham and we are thrilled that the project has been completed both on-time and on-budget.

“The building will perfectly complement our thriving Faraday Wharf building adding to our offering to Birmingham’s more digitally-orientated entrepreneurs and SMEs from across all key business sectors in the regional economy.”

Construction firm Thomas Vale, which is now part of national construction and development business, Bouygues UK, has been on-site since early 2015.

During this period it has successfully delivered the £8m project both on-time and on-budget, following a 60 week build programme.