Ramboll & BCO Midlands Seminar: Office refurbishment | Sustainable prime opportunity or never as good as new?

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With demand for higher energy efficiency, high quality and high sustainability credentials in office space - how can you capitalise on the prime and super-prime trend with your existing office?

Start Date / Time 24 Apr 2024 16:00
End Date / Time 24 Apr 2024 20:00
Venue Hotel Du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NR
National No
Region Midlands and East Anglia
Type Seminar
Available to Non Members No
Members Price FREE


There is a widening gap between Grade A / prime offices and the rest, as occupiers demand the very best quality space along with ESG compliance. Without investment, offices are at risk of becoming stranded assets.

• Is it too hard and too costly to refurbish an existing office?
• Can you deliver the amenities occupiers expect in a refurbished building?
• Will the rents match those of a new build?

Prime supply is running out. Five of the Big 6 markets (Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds) currently have less than one year of Prime supply based on average (Savills 2023).

Now is the right time to explore the possibilities and capitalise on the options available in the new generation of refurbishments.

The event is free and will feature a panel debate and Q&A for 1 hour, followed by an evening reception with drinks and canapes.

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Event Agenda

16.00 Registration & networking

16.30 Digital demonstration and Q&A

  • Charlotte Fullard - Senior Associate Director, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Rob Valentine - Regional Director, Bruntwood SciTech
  • Philip Twiss - Senior Associate and Design Director, Gensler Birmingham
  • Katy Lightbody - Senior Director (Heritage and Townscape), Turley
  • Andrew Bickerdyke - UK Sector Director for Commercial Offices, Ramboll
  • James Willis (Moderator) - Markets Director, Ramboll 

17.30 Networking drinks reception

20.00 Event close