Acting on behalf of Monopro Ltd, Bruton Knowles has secured the first letting at Central Hall, on Corporation Street, since it was acquired by the new owners earlier this year.
Independent hairdresser M Pourmirza has chosen the historic Grade II* listed building to open a new salon in Birmingham.
It has taken 795 sq ft (ground and basement) in unit 216 on a 20-year lease, at an annual rent of £12,000.
Central Hall comprises 11 units, totalling more than 300,000 sq ft. The Edwardian red brick and terracotta building was used as a place of worship until the early 1980s.
Private family investment company Monopro Ltd acquired the leasehold interest in the ground floor and basement shops, offices, and former Methodist meeting hall in January for £1 million.
The upper floors of the building have been retained by the freeholder, Central Hall Developments Ltd.
Existing tenants include Purcell Parker Solicitors, Tuckers Solicitors, Make & Mend, L’Annexe restaurant, and T Wilkes Hairdresser.
John Tooke from Bruton Knowles, letting agents for Central Hall, said: “The natural sprawl of the city centre and the investment that is being made in developing the Eastside of the city means Corporation Street is fast becoming a hot spot for occupiers, in particular retailers and leisure operators.
“In addition to the letting to M Pourmirza we have four units currently under offer and hope to be able to make further letting announcements very soon.”
The remaining units are Unit 218 (1,564 sq ft ground floor and basement) and Unit 208 (8,758 sq ft ground floor and basement), which was previously occupied by the Chinese Methodist Church and opens out into their former meeting hall with a soup kitchen in the basement.