Transforming The Billiards Building: A Sustainable Office Oasis in Birmingham


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7 November 2023

At Estilo Interiors, we are excited to be the main contractor for the refurbishment of “The Billiards Building” at 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham. This iconic property, owned by international property developer Grosvenor, is undergoing a remarkable transformation, set to become a beacon of modern office design. We are proud to play a significant role in this project, and we can’t wait to share the key highlights of this venture with you.

The Billiards Building: A Birmingham Landmark

The Billiards Building is situated in the heart of Birmingham’s professional quarter, the Colmore Business District, offering a premium location for businesses seeking to establish themselves in a thriving urban hub. This historic building’s restoration and refurbishment represent a commitment to preserving Birmingham’s architectural heritage while embracing modern design principles.

Our Role in the Transformation

As the main contractor, Estilo Interiors is entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the vision for The Billiards Building to life. Our team is dedicated to delivering a seamless design and fit-out process, ensuring that the final product reflects both the building’s rich history and the demands of contemporary office spaces.

Our comprehensive services encompass the entire project, from the initial design phase to the final furnishing of the office suites. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail drive us to create outstanding workplaces where people and businesses thrive, aligning perfectly with Grosvenor’s vision for this remarkable building.

Sustainability at the Core

Sustainability is a cornerstone of The Billiards Building’s refurbishment. The project integrates eco-friendly design elements and materials, aiming for energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. The goal is to achieve EPC “A” Rating, demonstrating the commitment to sustainable practices. Some key sustainability features include:

  • Energy-Efficient Systems: The building will incorporate state-of-the-art HVAC systems, LED lighting, and energy-efficient appliances, reducing its carbon footprint while ensuring occupant comfort.
  • Net-Zero Development: The building will also be Net-Zero via carbon offset at the end of development. It will also ensure 165 tonnes of carbon will be saved annually, the equivalent of 280 flights from London to New York.
  • Green Building Materials: The refurbishment employs sustainable building materials and finishes, minimising waste and promoting recycling during construction.
  • Waste Reduction: A focus on waste reduction strategies during construction will ensure that The Billiards Building’s refurbishment has minimal environmental impact.

Amenity Space Redefined

One of the most exciting aspects of this project is the reimagining of amenity spaces. The Billiards Building will offer its occupants an exceptional range of amenities designed to enhance their work-life experience. These amenities will include:

  • Triple Height Atrium: A newly refurbished triple height atrium will serve as the building’s focal point, providing a spacious and inviting entrance that sets the tone for the entire space.
  • Outdoor Spaces: Thoughtful landscaping will create outdoor rooftop spaces, where tenants can relax, socialise, and enjoy the surroundings, fostering a sense of community within the building.
  • Wellness Hub: For those who prioritise wellness, a dedicated wellness hub and Yoga studio, complemented by showers & changing rooms, will be available to help occupants stay active and healthy during the workday.
  • Dining and Coworking Spaces: The ground floor provides a bright cafĂ© connecting directly to the business lounge allowing workers and visitors casual space to break bread or enjoy moments of quiet.
  • Connectivity: The building will provide prime fibre connectivity and is targeting a “Platinum” WiredScore ensuring tenants have top-in-class technology at their fingertips.

A Vision for the Future

The Billiards Building’s refurbishment is a testament to the evolution of office spaces in the modern age. It combines the timeless charm of Birmingham’s architectural history with a fresh, sustainable approach to work environments. Estilo Interiors is honoured to be a part of this project, creating a vibrant, sustainable, and community-focused office space where businesses and individuals can thrive.

Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to bring The Billiards Building’s vision to life. Suites will be available to let from Q1 2024 – to find out more information, get in touch with agents JLL or CBRE.


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