13 june 2022
RSM Birmingham is relocating to 103 Colmore Row – Birmingham’s flagship office building in the city centre. The move will support the firm’s hybrid working approach and facilitate its future growth plans.
Mark Taylor and James Howarth outside RSM's new Birmingham office
The new workspace encompasses collaborative areas, breakout spaces and private meeting rooms, offering an attractive, comfortable and practical work environment for its employees and clients. The team in Birmingham has seen significant growth over the years, and now has over 300 employees. There are also ambitious growth plans in the pipeline with 50 new starters, consisting of graduates and school leavers, set to join in August.
The 26-storey building is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Birmingham, and the first office to receive an EPC A rating in the city. Its heating and hot water is supplied by the low carbon District Energy Scheme, whilst its electricity is provided from renewable energy sources.
RSM has signed a ten-year lease with joint venture partners Sterling Property Ventures and Tristan Capital Partners.
Mark Taylor, regional managing partner at RSM UK, said: ‘As a premium building in the heart of the city centre, 103 Colmore Row aligns nicely with our brand and status in the market. The building’s strong ESG credentials was a key attraction, along with its ability to accommodate our hybrid working approach – making it a home fit for the future. It also gives us plenty of scope for growth, which is a big focus over the next few years, particularly through boosting our graduate intake.’
James Howarth, managing director of Sterling Property Ventures, said: ‘RSM’s relocation to 103 Colmore Row is further evidence of the flight to quality that’s happening in the office market, with companies demanding the very best space for their staff and clients. Having an office that’s environmentally friendly is also of paramount importance to ethically and sustainably minded businesses and 103 Colmore Row, with its award-winning ESG credentials, is second to none in the market. It’s also the best digitally connected building, having recently achieved a WiredScore Platinum rating.’