Agents appointed on new landmark commercial building in heart of UK


Property agents have been appointed to help secure lettings for Westgate, the brand new proposed grade A office building in the heart of Solihull.

Nick Williams of Savills and Scott Rutherford of Cushman and Wakefield will represent the building to potential occupiers in the regional and national commercial property market.

With many decades of experience between them, Scott and Nick are established leaders in their field and are excited to be helping bring Westgate to market.

Westgate will be a highly sustainable, 120,000 sq ft landmark commercial building across eight floors with staff wellbeing, flexibility of space and future proofing built in from the start.

As part of the UK Central, Solihull’s programme to support sustainable and inclusive growth across the borough, Westgate will have both a national and international profile. And with a planned BREAAM Excellent rating, WELL Building Platinum and Wired Score Platinum accreditation, it will represent a unique proposition in the local marketplace.

At the heart of Solihull’s established business district, Westgate positively marks the next generation of quality office space for the town. It provides a forward-thinking ecosystem of working environments, which supports innovation, functionality and wellbeing.

It also raises the bar and excels in its approach, marking a step change in the approach to business amenity and wellbeing for staff in the borough, post-Covid.

With ample space for co-working, collaboration, hot desking, break out zones and its own café, Westgate brings everything together for businesses looking for the very best location in Solihull either as a multi-let building or as a potential HQ for a single occupier.

Scott Rutherford of Cushman and Wakefield said:

“This is a major new landmark for Solihull town centre and the borough as a whole and the wider region. Both sustainable and innovative by design, Westgate is an important building for all the right reasons and will help attract new jobs to Solihull for both current and future generations.”

Nick Williams of Savills said:

“Westgate is an important statement not just for Solihull, but the region, and indeed the entire country post-Covid. It is a huge vote of confidence and a remarkable new building for the town centre. It complements what is already in place in the heart of one of the most dynamic and successful regional economies in the country.”

Cllr Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council and Portfolio Holder for the Economy, said:

“Solihull Town Centre already benefits from a proven track record of attracting major international occupiers and supporting a strong commercial market. The Council is determined to continue supporting our town centre by being an active partner in its future through our town centre masterplan which looks to support retailers, create new opportunities for homes and focus on developing the town’s arts and culture offer.

“Westgate helps reaffirm our business edge here in the heart of Solihull. It shows how we are taking a proactive approach to future development in the town centre and reflects the Council’s ethos of demanding the highest standards of design while placing environmental concerns, sustainability and the climate challenge at the heart of everything we do. This exemplary and sustainable new building will be exactly the right place from which local and national businesses can build on success and draw on a wide and diverse talent pool.

“We know that our economic dynamism, well-balanced sector profile, and highly-qualified workforce mean that Solihull town centre is well placed to lead in the region’s economic recovery. That’s why we are prioritising bold and exciting town centre developments such as Westgate, which look ahead and plant the seeds of our future prosperity.”

Often listed as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, Solihull offers an integrated business offer for regional, national and international organisations looking for the best place to co-locate their businesses alongside fellow blue chip firms, all in the best connected location the UK can offer.

Westgate is being promoted by Solihull Council as part of the wider Town Centre Masterplan approved by Cabinet in November 2020.