International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has marked a major milestone for the Beorma Quarter development in Birmingham, with the signing of contracts to bring forward the centrepiece Beorma Tower by Kuwaiti developer Salhia Real Estate Company and Midgard Limited, construction arm of JRL Group.
Acting as project manager, cost manager and health and safety advisor on behalf of Salhia, Gleeds has been involved with the Beorma Quarter scheme since the completion of phase one in 2015. With build contracts for the next phase of works now formalised, construction works have commenced as of September 2023.
Located opposite Selfridges and the striking Bullring shopping centre, the Broadway Malyan designed 29-storey Beorma Tower will act as the southern gateway to the area of Digbeth. Once complete, it will comprise of approx. 152,000ft2 of commercial office space, as well as 124 residential apartments, retail and leisure areas.
Regional director for Gleeds, Matthew Darby, said; “I’m extremely proud of the role Gleeds has played in supporting Salhia to get this important project for Birmingham and the Midlands off the ground - the formal signing of contracts means construction works can now officially get underway on site. The fact that we are celebrating this milestone is both a testament to Salhia’s commitment to the city and to the collaborative approach adopted by Midgard, despite a challenging economic backdrop”.
Salhia’s CEO Abdulaziz Alnafisi, went on to say; “The signing of the build contract with Midgard Ltd (JRL Group) paves the way for the delivery of the landmark Beorma Tower. The Tower is at the forefront of Digbeth’s renaissance and will be the catalyst for further development in the area. Its location will provide a natural link between the traditional city core and create a gateway to the Digbeth Quarter. We think the development will be a great addition to the city and further boost the local economy in the Digbeth district.”
Kevin Keegan, director with JRL Group, added; "The Beorma project is a landmark in the redevelopment of central Birmingham and this commercial office led project is a key element in our strategy of developing a regional presence in the Midlands and the North. It is also a significant step forward in our push to increase our share of the commercial office sector."