Award winning design firm Gensler move their Birmingham office to St Philip’s Place.
Gensler’s Birmingham office has signed the lease for 3,700sqft at No. 4 St Philip’s Place in the heart of Birmingham’s central business district, reinforcing the firms commitment to the region. Gensler is devoted to generating local jobs through the growth of Birmingham’s creative industries.
Gensler has outgrown their previous home at the Custard Factory in Digbeth where they have been located for the last six years. Whilst located in Digbeth Gensler have been actively involved in the growth of this district and bringing a design voice to the Digbeth Business Forum. Gensler worked with the forum towards establishing a Digbeth BID in addition to hosting various events and discussions around the future of this cultural quarter and Birmingham at large.
Gensler’s move to the central business district comes at a time of great challenge as the world battles a global pandemic. However, the firm has seen sustained growth with the Birmingham office growing by 30% in the last year alone, supporting its clients across a number of industries including Critical Facilities, Financial Services, Mixed-Use, Retail and Residential.
Moving to St Philip’s Placell position Gensler at the heart of the city, allowing the firm to build on its service to clients in Birmingham, the West Midlands and across Europe, along with engaging in local initiatives and programmes. Gensler’s recent Design Forecast recognises that Central Business Districts are about to undergo great change as they adapt to the need to provide new spaces to live, work and play, encouraging human interaction, collaboration, and shared experience. The Gensler team are able to bring this international knowledge, research led design and unparalleled expertise through a growing studio of diverse and highly talented people.
The new office will showcase the firm’s latest workplace research, creating a progressive, flexible and adaptive space, that can respond to the needs of the business and give employees the power to fully customise their environment. This design simultaneously celebrates the firm’s culture and the evolution of the growth of the Birmingham office over the last 6 years.
The new office is due to open in the Spring.
Tariq Shaikh, Managing Director, Gensler, said:
“We’re excited about our move to the St Philip’s Place and the opportunity to further grow our network and partner with clients from within the Colmore Business District. Relocating at this time offers us an ideal opportunity to determine the next generation of working environment, tailored around the needs of our design teams and informed by our research and learnings over the last year. Our new home will provide a flexible range of work settings, perfectly suited to our hybrid workforce, allowing us to create together and consistently deliver industry leading design.”