A church in Oldbury is offering businesses an unusual location to set up an office.
More used to welcoming the congregation than corporates, Christ Church, on Birmingham Street, has been reconfigured to provide office space for local companies as well as a place for worshipers.
The original church has been retained at the one end of the building while at the other end three floors of offices have been incorporated. The ground floor is let to Sandwell Community Information and Participation Service Ltd (SCIPS), with the two upper floors, totalling 5,123 sq ft, currently available.
The offices are accessed via a stone staircase in the church bell tower. Many of the church’s original features have been retained.
Bruton Knowles’ John Tooke is marketing the space on behalf of the Church of England Birmingham. He said: “It’s rare that a property of this nature comes onto the market. For businesses looking for a unique space in a unique building, this could be right up their street.”
The Church of England Birmingham’s property portfolio comprises agricultural smallholdings, retail units, offices, housing and investment properties.
Last year, Bruton Knowles was appointed to manage the Church’s entire portfolio, providing a range of agency and professional services, including property management, rent reviews, lease renewals, lettings and development advice.