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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Lloyd House, West Midlands Police HQ | Floors 13 | Height 50m | Refurbishment | Completed

West Midlands Police buys its Birmingham HQ from Tchenguiz’s R20

10:49 | 07.08.09

By Jennifer Rigby

The West Midlands Police has bought its headquarters office building, Lloyd House on Snowhill in central Birmingham from Robert Tchenguiz’s investment vehicle, R20 Group.

The 143,000 sq ft landmark 11-storey tower was sold yesterday in an off-market transaction for a figure thought to be more than £15m.

Lloyd House, which is part of the Colmore Business District has been home to the West Midlands Police since the mid-1960’s.

It was owned by R20 Group, part of Robert Tchenguiz’s property and business empire, since 2002.

The deal follows the Metropolitan Police Authority’s purchase of its own headquarters, New Scotland Yard in London, from Land Securities for around £120m in December.

Robert Graves, head of property services at West Midlands Police, said: ‘The opportunity to buy Lloyd House came up and the attraction to us in owning the property is having much greater control and flexibility over our occupation and use of our headquarters, both now and in the future.

‘The Metropolitan Police did the same not long ago when they acquired Scotland Yard.’

Steve Benson, director at GBR Property Consultants, which represented West Midlands Police in the transaction said: ‘This purchase also makes good sense from a financial perspective. The Police had a lease over Lloyd House which ran for a further 51 years.

‘The purchase means that an escalating rental liability over an unusually long term is effectively cancelled. The added benefit is enabling West Midlands Police to more effectively asset manage an important part of their West Midlands property portfolio.’

Colliers CRE’s Birmingham office represented R20 in the deal.



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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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Whilst this is appreciated - it's supposed to be in the 'Completed Buildings' section.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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Nice pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cactusinthesea/463205609/

Just found this old skool pic!



BBC of course, notice the old Kennedy Tower behind it.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:18 AM   #4
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Whilst this is appreciated - it's supposed to be in the 'Completed Buildings' section.

Sorry - how do I get it moved?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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We'll have to wait for Woody, the friendly neighbourhood moderator, to come online and notice that it needs moving before mustering up the energy to actually move it.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #6
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Do we need a new thread for this, or should we use this 5 to 6 year old one?

Yellow Willmott Dixon hoardings are around Lloyd House.

It might need changing to U/C (the thread). Seems like it was never moved to Completed.











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Don't seem to have taken a pic of the Police & Crime Commissioner sign I've walked past sometimes.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #7
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There is one on here though

Article dated April 2014.

Staff moved out of West Midlands Police office months after opening




Another article from June 2014 here

Planners praise police action at 'grubby' Lloyd House

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Facelift plans for West Midlands Police’s “grubby” Lloyd House headquarters have been praised by a council planning officer.

Police have promised to refresh the cladding of the 1960s Birmingham building and improve pavements and public areas surrounding it to fit in with modern office blocks springing up nearby.

Their proposals, expected to cost £750,000, come after the council’s planning committee criticised the state of the building which it dubbed a blight on the up- and-coming Snow Hill area.

Owners of newer office blocks and developments, including the B4 car park scheme on Weaman Street, have also complained about the condition of Lloyd House which they see as a blot on the landscape.

They pointed out private developers have to make improvements to public areas outside their buildings, so the police should do the same.

A recent one from November 2014

Refurbishment of West Midlands Police HQ will take two years and cost £33 million

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Senior officers have outlined details of improvements to Lloyd House, which are set to completed by September 2016

The refurbishment of West Midlands Police’s Birmingham HQ will take another two years to complete and will cost £33 million.

The force’s Strategic Police and Crime Board was told that all 1,000 staff members who are based at Lloyd House have now left the building.

Final costs have also been worked though for the Colmore Circus project, which is on course to use up a £33 million budget.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 12:01 AM   #8
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Wow this building does really need a clean doesn't it! Is it just a clean and new windows going in, can't recall in seeing the planning app.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 02:14 PM   #9
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The works are for the new cells etc. There haven't been any other apps i don't think.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 02:23 PM   #10
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sure we had an app for an external clean up and new glazing, BCC said they would only grant permission for internal works if the building had an external makeover
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That makes me happiest of all. Once it is more in keeping with its surroundings, plus lumina going up, that entrance to the CBD will be so impressive.
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Here we go, replacement glazing

http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
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Now this is an example of 1960's building that hasn't dated badly at all.

The new glazing and a good scrub will make it look great IMO.
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I'd rather they spent it on finding some answers to the pub bombings
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Wow this building does really need a clean doesn't it! Is it just a clean and new windows going in, can't recall in seeing the planning app.
I think it needs a good knocking down & starting again
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:24 PM   #16
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I think it needs a good knocking down & starting again
No I think I've got to go with Royal Blue on this one, it hasn't dated too badly at all considering how old it is. Bit of a spruce up and it'll be fine.
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I'd rather they spent it on finding some answers to the pub bombings
Well said.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #18
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Does anyone know where the staff are moving from into here once complete?


Just wondering as bournville has quite a large office based staff


Could be one to sell up and relocate to a new smaller base with less office staff with them based at Lloyd house
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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #20
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Not sure what was going on here at the bottom of the left side of Lloyd House earlier today.

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