19th February 2016
Plans to make significant changes to Fort Dunlop were approved by Birmingham City Council on Thursday.
The plans submitted for one of the Midland’s most iconic sites include additional space on the roof of the building, a new decked car park, and the creation of garden bridge walkways. The addition of the new deck car park structure will contribute to the addition of over 450 new parking spaces on site. The newly refurbished Travelodge hotel will also benefit from its own dedicated car park.
The improvements to the building follow on from a series of other developments which took place in 2015, with the redevelopment of the main atrium reception, an overhaul of the scheme’s brand identity, website and an introduction of a loyalty card, the Connect Card, all part of a strategy to see Fort Dunlop up its game as a place to work.
Neil Edgington, Director of EDG Property, said; “We’re delighted to have achieved planning consent today, which will allow us to press ahead with our plans at Fort Dunlop. It has always been a landmark site, with an excellent office occupancy rate and we want to continue to offer that first class proposition. Our proposals that have been approved today are an important part of how we continually improve life at Fort Dunlop.”