29 January 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Birmingham - England

Commercial properties to rent in Birmingham

Rising to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham has stood out on the trading map for decades. Home to countless canals, a lively music scene and the Bullring shopping centre, the city is a hive for culture that’s supported by a steady stream of business. Birmingham is also renowned for its esteemed Jewellery Quarter, which produces 40% of the jewellery made on UK soil. It is a central district lined with jewellery shops and it attracts a huge number of British craftsmen and specialist retailers.

Birmingham is an ever-evolving city. It has come a long way since the Industrial Revolution, with fashionable shops, eateries and venues popping up across the city. The skyline and streetscape are constantly changing thanks to big government plans to make the city more accessible and connected while protecting its heritage. Base yourself in Birmingham and you’ll also have a number of the city’s own delicacies on your doorstep, from Balti curries to Cadbury’s chocolate.

Facts check


  • Total buildings in area: 19,592
  • Largest unit available: 150,970 sq ft
  • Total available: 1,128
  • Most listings available on: Stratford Road
Birmingham New St



Trains: Birmingham New St, Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham Moor Street are all fairly central stations that serve the city.

Tram: There is a tram line connecting businesses across the centre.

Buses: Birmingham Coach Station (10 min walk from the Bullring & Grand Central). Network West Midlands runs a major network of local buses, serving various areas of the city and suburbs.

Airports: Birmingham Airport (15 min from Birmingham New St station)

Offices to rent in Birmingham

Birmingham New St
The Big Peg

Retail units to rent in Birmingham

Birmingham New St
Waterfront Walk

Food places around – top picks


More food places here

Birmingham New St
Fazenda Birmingham

Perfect meeting places


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Birmingham New St
200 Degrees Coffee House



Retail properties to let in Birmingham

Agents with the most listings in the area:


Iconic buildings on Realla


Baskerville House

Bennetts Hill House

17 Newhall Place

Assay Studios

St Pauls Square


Birmingham New St
Baskerville House

Meet the neighbours:



National Express

East End Foods

D. Leonardt & Co

Mercia Fund Management

The Ticket Factory

Big offices and coworking space in area:


Nearby offices:

Birmingham New St
Alpha Studios

Nearby Coworking:

Birmingham New St
2 Cornwall Street

Serviced offices to let in Birmingham

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  • Areas in and around Birmingham provided some of the inspiration for J. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Cluedo, Bird’s Custard, the Balti curry, bicycle bells, photocopiers and X-Ray machines were all first made in Birmingham
  • Birmingham City Council is the largest council in Europe
  • Birmingham has more canals than Venice
  • It also has more trees than Paris
  • The jewellery quarter has the highest concentration of jewellers in Europe

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