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IMP completes £5m M42 office refurbishment

IM Properties (IMP) has completed a £5 million refurbishment of the largest stand-alone Grade A office building currently available on the M42.

The 53,882 sq ft, 1 Blythe Gate at Blythe Valley Park (BVP), is a best in class HQ opportunity which has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment delivered by IMP’s in-house project delivery team.

The building, which represents a prime out-of-town opportunity near junction 4, M42, appeals to modern occupiers looking for a location and building which strikes a balance between flexible, agile working and wellbeing.

Situated in a prominent position on the park, the offices’ new triple-height entrance creates an impressive sense of arrival, with added light and natural tones used throughout the reception area to create a quality first and lasting impression.

Rob Hemus, asset director at IM Properties said, wellbeing has always been at the centre of our ethos for BVP, not only through events and community initiatives but right through to building design and functionality.

“At BVP we have some of the region’s most forward-thinking companies including Gymshark and Cooper Parry who understand that to attract and retain talent, you need to create and maintain a working environment which appeals to employees and stimulates innovation and productivity.

“1 Blythe Gate makes the most of the opportunity to connect with the surrounding 122 acres of parkland, with cycle facilities and changing rooms for those keen to experience BVP’s network of walkways and cycle paths.”

Rob continued, ‘A key focus of this project from day one has been the creation of a quality outside space, which provides room for outside breakout areas, client entertaining and agile working.”

1 Blythe Gate has also been future-proofed for an increased focus on sustainability incorporating a smart lighting system and electric vehicle charging points in the 251-space car park, with the option to add more in the future.

Next year as part of IMP’s investment in delivering one of the Midlands first truly mixed-used schemes, a new neighbourhood centre with retail units is being delivered to benefit the offices, commercial and residential elements of the scheme.

“With many like-minded companies at BVP it’s important to create the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas and while the amenities help, we work hard to actively bring people together with a regular programme of community events from wellbeing workshops to food festivals.”

CBRE and Savills act as joint letting agents on BVP.

For further editorial information, please contact Jane Bolas, JBPR, 07721 504169