New Birmingham gov hub showcases Midlands growth

Thousands of public servants in the West Midlands are to move to a new building in central Birmingham, as the government continues its drive to modernise its office estate.

HMRC has signed a 25 year lease to take 238,988 sq ft at 3 Arena Central, which is a brand new office development in the heart of Birmingham. From 2020, approximately 3,600 public servants from several government departments will be transferred there.

Part of the Government Hubs Programme, the announcement is one of a number of plans to reduce the number of isolated and under-used offices that the government has by co-locating departments in shared buildings across the UK.

Caroline Nokes, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, said: “This new lease is great news for Birmingham, a vibrant modern city with high-levels of skilled graduates and a proud tradition of providing high-quality public sector services as well as a flourishing manufacturing sector. The new government hub in the city centre will not just be a catalyst for regeneration, but it will also mean that the civil servants working within it are equipped to deliver the best quality service to the taxpayer.”

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