Photo from L-R:  Adam Ellis-Morgan (RLB), James Slater and Tony Green (HEL) and Sameena Ali-Khan (Journalist/Presenter)

The Grand hotel was announced as the winner of the commercial Category at the RICS Awards 2017 West Midlands.

The Judges said, the commercial attributes of the Grand Hotel, Shops and Offices, Phase 1 is overshadowed by the iconic façade renovation of Birmingham’s potential premier hotel venue.  This Chartered Surveyor led redevelopment project has tripled office rental values from previous levels and the retail outlets have expanded and diversified the food and beverage offer to the central business district.  The independent retail mix has infused fresh life into Colmore Row and the traditional office pace above provides excellent quality accommodation for the SME business community in Birmingham City Centre.  Feedback from the occupiers and the local business community is resoundingly positive with the renovation of this landmark building providing a significant WOW factor.