Market-leading music education premises hits the market

  • 22nd May 2024

A state-of-the-art music facility, representing one of the highest specification premises of its kind in the UK, is being offered for sale by global property consultancy, Knight Frank, and Watling Real Estate.

The building which currently houses Resonance, a not-for-profit higher education provider, at Cable Plaza, Brierley Hill, is being marketed with a guide price of £4m.

Ben Holyhead, an associate in the Birmingham office of Watling Real Estate, said: “This is a highly-specified property, which was subject to an extensive £5m refurbishment and fit-out by Overbury in 2019, offering market-leading music recording and teaching facilities.

“The property presents a turnkey opportunity for an occupier operating within the education/creative arts sector.”

The 44,623sq ft, three-storey building on the waterfront provides specialist facilities including a studio complex with three recording studios, four radio broadcast rooms, eight soundproofed band rehearsal rooms, and six soundproofed individual practice rooms.

The property also provides a specialist Mac lab and IT suite, plus nine spacious multi-purpose teaching rooms.

A 200-seat lecture theatre/performance space completes the facilities, allowing musicians and bands to showcase their talents.

The building also benefits from 191 parking spaces and is located within the DY5 Business & Innovation Enterprise Zone.

The property is located on Waterfront West, Brierley Hill, part of the Waterfront Business Park and is a short walk from Merry Hill, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.

The Waterfront is set to benefit from the Midlands Metro extension with a dedicated stop proposed at The Waterfront, linking the park with Birmingham and Wolverhampton city centres and onwards to HS2 and Birmingham International Airport.

“This exceptional music education facility at Cable Plaza represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the UK’s most-advanced creative arts premises,” said Jasper Upton, associate in the education and charities team at Knight Frank.

“Cable Plaza is a standout asset in the local area. Subject to the necessary consents, Cable Plaza could also be utilised by an office occupier looking for a vibrant, thought-provoking space.

“The Waterfront’s superb location and future connectivity to the Midlands Metro network only adds to the appeal.”

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