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Area opens new office in Birmingham, expanding UK operation

Area is expanding its UK operation with the opening a new office base in Birmingham, which will support and grow its existing client base.

04/07/2019 2 min read

The move to Birmingham comes on the back of a series of successful projects in the region and builds on strong relationships with local clients such as Mills & Reeve, Zurich, Legal & General, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Handelsbanken, Aviva, Grant Thornton and Deloitte. Birmingham and the West Midlands  is regarded by economists and businesses alike as one of the most promising places in Britain to invest and grow, which creates opportunities for the commercial property market.

Since its formation in 2000, Area has delivered thousands of workplace projects across the UK and Europe, collaborating with project managers, architects, interior designers and property professionals to create workplaces that are all about user experience. 

Andrew Harris, Regional Director for the West Midlands, commented: ‘When setting out on this venture I have often been asked, ‘Why Birmingham?’ – and my response has been, ‘The West Midlands has presented an amazing opportunity since working in this region for the past five years’. In that time, Birmingham has become a ‘home from home’ for me. The community has been so warm and welcoming and the people I have met are passionate in building long, solid and sound relationships.’

Gary Chandler, Chief Executive of Area, said: ‘Wanting to provide the best support and experience for our clients, we have established offices in 10 locations across mainland Europe, in addition to our offices in London and the Thames Valley. Our clients are based across the breadth of the UK, it’s therefore important for us to focus on our domestic market beyond southern England. It made perfect sense to have a strong base in Birmingham. The whole region has tremendous ambition to prosper and benefits from great connectivity as well as a strong talent pool. The Midlands has so much appeal – we want to be at the heart of it, in the middle of Birmingham, delivering great places to work for our clients.

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