Sitting less than half a mile from the City Centre, the Royal Mail premises comprise a footprint of 25,000 sqm with offices, canteen, circulation and social areas totalling 5,000 sqm on two floors to the west and south elevation. The east and north elevations are serviced areas which deal with the delivery and distribution of mail from and across the West Midlands.
The site occupies 15 acres and necessitated the closure of four roads and relocation of services, the diversion of a road, a brook and a public sewer together with negotiations with a variety of landowners. The process of closing roads and rationalization had to be completed at speed and involved a radical approach to urban regeneration.
The project was the winner of the many Awards including the Bespoke Industrial/Warehouse Category of the 1998 Development of the Year Awards run by the Business and Industrial Agents Society. The judges were full of praise and commented: “the building has excellent tenant usability with a well designed yet simple architectural style. The investment appeal as a large bay warehouse was satisfied by the development’s overall good quality.”