The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Alpha is Beta Site for Seven Firms

11 August 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

Alpha Works, a first-of-its-kind co-working space in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, has announced its official opening with seven companies already calling it home and more than 100 employees moving into the state-of-the-art facility.

The £1 million development, delivered and managed by property company CEG, provides more than 14,000sq.ft of collaborative office space in the Alpha Birmingham.

The site’s proposition, quality and location enabled it to attract a variety of organisations and reach 75% capacity ahead of its launch. Companies such as international service provider Allegis Global Solutions have relocated to harness the opportunities presented by Birmingham’s increasing connectivity, economic growth and position as a global business destination.

Others also occupying space in the hub are hotel and project management firm Emerald Project Management, business growth support programme Get Set for Growth, international education software and services company Tribal Education, planning, regeneration and development consultancy Nexus Planning, corporate communications agency Pearl Comms and global mobile device management platform Pervacio.

 

Facilities

Alpha Works offers a range of options for its members including hotdesks, private offices and flexible workspaces. The hub’s contemporary styled design, conceived by architects ORMS has brought a range of features to the site including a double height reception and event space, breakout areas and fully equipped meeting rooms with wireless screens. Members are also set to benefit from superfast broadband/Wi-Fi, a community social media platform, competitive rates and its location in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

Theresa White, Community Manager at Alpha Works, said: “Alpha Works is a first for CEG in response to the market’s increasing call for flexible, collaborative and alternative work spaces that redefine the parameters of the traditional office space. To tap into Birmingham’s current economic renaissance, we have invested in a space that drives further creativity and discovery. Bringing such an iconic building back to life has been incredible and the feedback we’ve had has been hugely positive.”

 

Resident says

Phil Cooper, vice president of operations, EMEA region at Allegis Global Solutions, commented: “Birmingham was the obvious choice for us as we wanted to establish ourselves in a city with a highly educated, diverse, and young demographic."

Picture: Alpha Works, Birmingham

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 11 August 2017

Share



Related Articles

High Performing Buildings – June's Roundup

This month’s high performing buildings roundup examines the facilities around the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.   Watch the...

 Read Full Article
First Net-Zero NHS Operation

A surgical team at Solihull Hospital has performed the world’s first documented net-zero operative procedure. The keyhole surgery was to remove a bowel cancer...

 Read Full Article
Music Created Using Air Quality Data

Scientists at the University of Birmingham and sound artist Robert Jarvis have worked together to create three musical compositions created using air quality...

 Read Full Article
The Workplace Event 2022 – Mini Highlights Reel

ThisWeekinFM headed to the NEC Birmingham this month to explore the very best innovations the FM market has to offer. We spent the day meeting companies that spanned...

 Read Full Article
The Workplace Event Announces Speaker Line-Up

The Workplace Event, previously known as The Facilities Event, has announced its conference agenda. Keynote speakers include Geoff White, investigative journalist,...

 Read Full Article
The Workplace Event to Replace The Facilities Event

The Workplace Event will take place on 5-7 April 2022 at the NEC Birmingham and will build on the foundations laid by The Facilities Event. The exhibition, organised...

 Read Full Article
The University of Birmingham Partners with Siemens to Create the Smartest University Campus in the World

Siemens is partnering with the University of Birmingham to create the world's smartest university campus. The University of Birmingham, in partnership with...

 Read Full Article
What are the Top UK Cities to Start a Business in 2021?

The best locations for budding British entrepreneurs have been analysed in a recent study. 2020 saw a 12.3 per cent increase in new businesses, the highest growth on...

 Read Full Article
High Performing Buildings – September's Roundup

In this month's high performing buildings roundup, we are focussing on commercial real estate that's achieving environmental and social excellence. Providing...

 Read Full Article
OCS Group to Provide Security for 2022 Commonwealth Games

OCS Group UK has been selected to provide security services for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Named as the Official Security Personnel Provider, OCS will...

 Read Full Article