Pell Frischmann Opens New City Centre Office

Pell Frischmann is celebrating 50 years working in Birmingham with the opening of a new office in the heart of the city centre. As structural engineering designers of the iconic Alpha Centre, the business can trace its history in the city back to 1972 and they opened their first office in 2004 on Frederick Road, just around the corner from Five Ways and in close proximity to the Highways Agency offices on Broad Street, with whom Pell Frischmann worked on highways projects on the M6 between Junctions 10 & 19.

Starting with 4 people, the office has grown to more than 50 and into a multi-disciplinary hub offering services across a number of key engineering and consultancy disciplines, including business case development, civil and structural engineering, environmental consultancy, infrastructure design, topographical surveying, transportation planning and water engineering, and they continue to support local communities through projects such as the Midlands Metro Alliance, the M6 Junction 10 improvements scheme and Birmingham Active Travel Fund.

Our continued success has meant that it’s time to move to a new home at Edmund House. Edmund House will represent a significant step forward in Pell Frischmann’s Carbon Reduction Plan with no natural gas heating and all electricity from renewables. This is all aligned with our 2025 Carbon Neutrality target and our overarching noble purpose, where our profits directly contribute to environmental protection via our ultimate parent RAG Stiftung.

At an event on 7th December, we celebrated with clients and partners our joint successes at an event where the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street CBE cut the ribbon on our new office.

Iain Bisset, Managing Director of Pell Frischmann said:

Birmingham is one of our centres of excellence and has grown, in a relatively short space of time and with a great team in place to offer multidisciplinary services across both the public and private sector across the region and nationally. The development of innovative and exciting regional hubs of engineering and consultancy secures and supports local jobs, so the work in the Midlands is delivered by people who live in the Midlands.

Stuart Cox, Transport & Land Development Business Unit Director said:

I am really excited by how we have grown our client base, from our beginning with the Highways Agency, we’ve grown the list to include Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, Severn Trent and of course the WMCA with Midland Metro. We see our future as delivering sustainable projects in numerous areas such as active travel, all across the Midlands region and beyond.

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