One of the UK’s fastest-growing gym-wear brands has chosen IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park (BVP) as the home for its new global headquarters.
Gymshark was only founded by fitness fanatic Ben Francis five years ago with the help of some school friends, but was propelled from start-up status to global brand by an intense social media strategy – and products loved by workout enthusiasts and professional athletes alike.
With customers in over 170 countries and FY17 predicted annual sale of £42 mill, it’s the current holder of the Fast Track 100 award for Britain’s fastest-growing private enterprise.
Now Gymshark has outgrown its existing premises in Redditch and signed a 10-year lease for a 42,408 sq ft two-storey office on BVP, which is one of the largest lettings on the M42 Corridor in the past five years.
The letting is testament to the strength of BVP, which in the past six months has attracted two 15,000 sq ft prelets from Prologis and Rybrook Holdings and seen PKF Cooper Parry and Abbott Global both relocate to the park from outside of the borough.
Ecology works have now started on the phase two residential development land at Blythe Valley Park behind Virgin Gym. Due to the nature of the ecology works, can we please ask that country park users stick to using the formal or public footpaths when accessing the phase two land.
Foodie Friday is back on Friday 22nd September from 12 – 2pm and we are celebrating the first day of Autumn! Join us on the lawn outside Virgin Active for delicious street food, live music and the chance to win fantastic prizes with our ‘Conquer the Conker’ competition! As always there will be undercover seating – so whatever the weather you can enjoy!
On Wednesday 23rd August One Central Boulevard are hosting a hugely discounted Body Shop sale – with an amazing 20% – 70% off items!
Pop along to One Central Boulevard between 10.30am – 2.30pm and pick up some bargains for you or your loved ones! A percentage of the sale will be going towards our Marie Curie West Midlands fundraising target 🙂
Planning permission has now been granted for the new 209,000 sq ft scheme ‘Connexion’ at Blythe Valley Park. IM Properties are investing £26m in the campus of speculatively built high quality industrial & logistics units on Plot B of the site.
The brand new campus of five units ranging from 30,000 sq ft to 56,500 sq ft, will be ready for occupation by Q3, 2018. Find out more at www.blythevalleypark.co.uk/connexion/
A huge thanks to Zenith for taking part in a volunteering gardening day at Marie Curie west midlands hospice as part of our sponsorship this year. We have had fantastic feedback from the CSR team at Zenith who said:
‘The staff involved found it a very rewarding day and really enjoyed the opportunity to help. The 2 gentleman that looked after us throughout the day were very informative and seemed to really enjoy the gardens and the work that they do at Marie Curie – we were in good hands for the day.
The gardens are really beautiful and there is obviously a lot of care and attention that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard by the team of volunteers. It was great to see how much is done at such little cost – such as planting plants from seed to either sell or use within the garden as well as the vegetable patches and the compost heaps used to recycle all the waste that the garden produces.
Some of the volunteers talked to people staying at the hospice who had their doors open to enjoy the gardens and the work being done definitely felt appreciated. It clearly makes their stay a more pleasant an experience when they have a nice view and some peace and quiet to enjoy.’
If you or your colleagues are interested in volunteering at the hospice, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 1st August from 10.30am – 2.30pm we have The Book People coming to One Central Boulevard. Pop along and pick up some holiday reads, children’s bedtime favourites or just something new! 5% of the sales will also go towards our Marie Curie fundraising target – so there is no excuse to miss out. Credit cards, debit cards and cash are accepted – see you there!
Sadly, due to vendor cancellation, we will not be carrying out Ice Cream Thursdays during August at Blythe Valley Park. Please keep your eyes peeled for other events and offers that we have coming up over the coming months. Sorry for any disappointment caused
Summer is here, so now is the time to track your steps and get out to enjoy your surroundings. Starting from Monday 17th July, you could be in with the chance of winning a fitbit! We have linked up with our brand new tenant Abbott to offer 5 lucky people the chance to win….and all you have to do is donate £5 to our Marie Curie just giving page to be in with a chance! Keep your eyes peeled for more information over the coming weeks and be ready to enter.
Throughout August, every Tuesday you can receive upto 20% off selected treatments at the lovely Heaven V Spa at Virgin Active Blythe Valley Park. So why not make a booking and make the beginning of your working week a little bit more special. Click read more to see T’s and C’s
As part of the ongoing construction works on plots F2 & F3 (next to Oracle) there will be a temporary footpath closure from week commencing 3rd July 2017 for approximately 1 week and we hope to reopen it during week commencing 10th July 2017. Click read more to view more details.
On Tuesday 27th June, Zenith will be hosting a fundraiser in partnership with Michelin as part of their fill up with air campaign and support Brake Road Safety Charity.
It will cost you only 50p to have your vehicles tyre pressures checked – and filled up if they need it! They will be on site at One Central Boulevard – please email Rani.Ram@zenith.co.uk if you would like to book a slot in for your vehicle….places will go fast!!
As part of our Wellness at Work campaign – we are looking into Biophilia and how the love for the natural world can affect our working life. Most offices nowadays, contain electronic devices which can emit gases into the air in office buildings. It has been scientifically proven that having plants in the office can help to remove these kinds of gases from the air – which is why we have sent you your very own plants for your office. Not sure what Biophilia is? Click read more to read our article and download our ‘Top 10 plants for the office’ document attached #Feelgoodfoliage #Poweroftheflower #Plantasmileinyouroffice
We are excited to announce that leading global medical healthcare and research company, Abbott will be joining our tenant community at Blythe Valley Park. The firm will be based in 10,000 sq ft offices in Elder
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On Thursday 6th July from 4 – 6pm we will be hosting our very own old school sports day at Blythe Valley Park on Plot B! Enter a team of 10 to join in on all your favourites races….egg and spoon, bean bag, skipping, three legged and much more! There will be street food, deck chairs and music so your colleagues can come along and support you – and its all for a great cause! To sign up, all we ask is that you donate £20 to Marie Curie on our just giving page – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark
PKF Cooper Parry are running a tax property event on 27 June at thier Park View office at Blythe Valley Park and they are extending the invitiation to this event to other businesses on the park!
Click read more to see more on what the event will consist of and email email@example.com if you are interested in going along
There’s a chance to WIN a 25 minute facial or massage at the Heaven V Spa at Virgin Active health club – and support Marie Curie at the same time!
To enter, simply visit our just giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark and donate £2.50 with your name and contact email address (yes, that’s all!) and you could be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize. Click read more to view T’s & C’s
IM Properties (IMP) has underlined its belief in the region’s M42 corridor economy, investing £26m in 209,000 sq ft of speculatively built high quality industrial & logistics space at its Blythe Valley Park scheme (BVP).
The Coleshill-based developer, who recently announced it was investing in the first spec-built offices on the M42 corridor for a decade, is now launching Connexion, a brand new campus of five high specification units ranging from 30,000 sq ft to 56,500 sq ft, ready for occupation by Q3, 2018.
The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000. In previous years, the week has focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation and relationships can impact our mental health. In 2017, the theme will be ‘surviving to thriving’. This year at Blythe Valley Park, we will be looking at how we can help our occupiers step away from work and find time to relax within their working day through a range of fun and free workshops on site. Click read more to find out what they will be and how you can sign up to attend!
Nestled within the Virgin Active Health Club at Blythe Valley Park is the wonderful Heaven V Spa. The spa offers a range of products and fabulous treatments for members and non members to receive. Why not step away from work and visit heaven V for a full blown pamper, or an express treat during your lunch. There are a range of treatments lasting less than half an hour, from a relaxing indian head massage, manicure & pedicure or express make up appointment – there is something to suit everyone! Check out the price and time list attached.
Opening times at Heaven V are:
Heaven V Blythe Valley Park treatment list
Monday-Thursday – 9am-9pm
Friday – 9am-8pm
Saturday – 9am-6pm
Sunday – 10am-4pm
As part of our Wellness At Work campaign, we have looked into Biophilia and how live plants can have a positive impact on office environments. Not sure what Biophilia is? Click read more to read our article on Biophilia and visit the ‘Relax, Play, Active’ page of the website to download our ‘Top 10 plants for the office’. We have also sent you all a little gift linked with our Biophilia focus – we hope you like it! #Feelgoodfoliage #Poweroftheflower #Plantasmileinyouroffice
IM Properties, the owners of Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, are drawing more attention to its free shuttle bus service in a bid to encourage park employees to commute via public transport.
As part of the awareness drive, the property company has invested in colourful, eye-catching liveries for the shuttle buses, ensuring they are visible throughout their journeys from Solihull and Birmingham International to, and around, Blythe Valley Park and aiding the mission to encourage public transport use.
As one of the largest investors in the region, IM Properties (IMP) is first off the blocks to spec build on the M42 corridor, developing a new 15,000 sq ft self-contained office building at Blythe Valley Park off junction 4.
FIRST will be built alongside the 15,000 sq ft Prologis prelet which IMP signed up towards the end of 2016 and will be delivered by the property company’s in-house project delivery team.
At Blythe Valley Park we are making it easy to take care of your dry cleaning from the comfort of your desk in four simple steps – we have teamed up in partnership with Laundrapp to offer an exclusive 10% discount off all orders made from Blythe Valley Park. It’s simple, fast and you get an exclusive discount for being a BVP tenant! Click read more to find out more
The UK’s largest childcare provider has signed up for a further 10 years at IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park, maintaining the strong amenity offer at the park.
Busy Bees nursery in Solihull has been an established feature at Blythe since 2001, providing quality childcare and an exciting and nurturing environment for children aged three months to five years.
Don’t be late for this very important date! On Friday 7th April from 12 – 2pm Blythe Valley Park will be hosting a fantastic Mad Hatters Tea Party on the lawn….with all proceeds raised going to Marie Curie West Midlands Hospice.
All food and drink is FREE! We just ask that on the day you donate to Marie Curie, either in person or on our just giving page….so bring your cash 🙂 click read more to find out details.
Exciting news! As tenants of Blythe Valley Park you are getting an exclusive first peek at the brand new Java Lounge Cafe on site…and even better…Java Lounge are giving you a free regular hot drink as an introduction to the great service and drinks that they offer.
The soft opening will be starting on Monday 6th March through until Friday 10th March (9am – 5pm each day) BUT please click read more to see your allocated time slot to ensure you attend at the right time. If possible, please present an ID badge with your company name on when attending the cafe.
Blythe Valley Park owners, IM Properties, have teamed up with Marie Curie’s West Midlands Hospice in Solihull to help fundraise for the charity during 2017.
With the aim of initially raising £7,321, which is the amount needed to keep the hospice running for 24 hours, IM Properties are planning a series of initiatives at the business park at junction 4 of the M42, to encourage occupiers to lend support.
We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting and fundraising for the Marie Curie West Midlands Hospice based in Solihull. Throughout 2017 we are hoping to raise £7321 to help ‘pay for a day’ of care at the hospice – but we need your help!!
There are many ways to get involved, through the Great Daffodil Appeal, our events which we will be hosting throughout the year, hosting your own events or by just donating money towards our target!
In the meantime, help us to start working towards our target by donating to our just giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark
Click read more to see how you can get involved.
As part of our Wellness At Work campaign, we have looked into the benefits of walking meetings. Not only is walking good for generating innovative thoughts, but as we know it’s one of the best forms of exercise – the average person burns approximately 150 calories in 1 hour walking at 1.8 mph. Click read more to view our article on the benefits of walking meetings and click the links below to download some different walking routes around Blythe Valley Park….burn calories and think creatively!
Download one of the attached routes and take your next meeting outside! There are 30 minute and 1 hour options to choose from.
We are excited to announce that Midlands based accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry has agreed a lease on the entire ground floor West Wing, totalling 17,810 sq ft, in the newly refurbished One Central Boulevard building with IM Properties at Blythe Valley Park
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There are often numerous charity initiatives and events happening across Blythe Valley Park – and there is always a way for you to get involved! Stay up to date with on going charity initiatives across the park here.
Easter is fast approaching, and Zenith are once again collecting Easter eggs to donate to Dr Barnardo’s childrens homes across Birmingham. They are hoping to beat last years donation of 200 eggs and you can help! Click read more to see how you can support.
The temporary bus stop outside Oracle will be coming down next week. Our bus services will resume from the original bus stop outside of the brand new BVP cafe from Tuesday 17th January 2017.
It won’t be long until we can announce more exciting news on the brand new Java Lounge cafe at Blythe Valley Park….stay up to date by visiting bulletin or signing up for the BVP database above!
Thinking about getting fit in 2017? Have you ever challenged yourself to a half marathon? Here is your chance – the first ever Solihull Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 2nd April at 10.30am…and will start and end here at Blythe Valley Park! But hurry, as sign up closes on the 26th March 2017. Click read more to find out more.
The original Festive Foodie Friday is back…..and better than ever!
On Friday 16th December from 12 – 2pm, we have a range of fantastic street food , Christmas treat sellers and the big man himself! Santa Claus really is coming to town…and all with the back drop of the fine-tuned tones of the Blythe Valley Park Chorus. You’d be mad to miss it! Come and join us at the Blythe Valley Park lawn and get your festivities off to a fantastic start!
And don’t forget to take a snap and tweet us @BlytheValley with the hashtags #NotYourAverage9to5 #FestiveFoodieFriday
Click read more to see which traders we have coming along.
To make way for Santa – during the Christmas period there will be some changes to the current bus timetables. Please stay up to date with the planned time changes by clicking read more. Please note there will be no service on Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January.
Prologis, the UK’s leading developer and owner of logistics property, has agreed to lease a new 15,000 sq ft office building at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull from IM Properties, one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies.
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Blythe Valley Park is now on twitter! Follow us @BlytheValley and send us a short note on what your favourite thing is about working on the park – with the hashtag #NotYourAverage9to5.
One of Birmingham’s coolest coffee houses is setting up shop at Blythe Valley Parks brand new amenity building – and we can’t wait! Click read more to find out more
If you haven’t yet tried many of the wonderful walks surrounding Blythe Valley Park then why don’t you! We have recently updated the interpretation boards on the walks around the country park and installed way markers to make them easier to follow. Please click read more to see the various walks available for you and your colleagues to enjoy!
Foodie Friday returns this Friday 16th September from 12pm – 2pm on Blythe Valley Park Lawn….and its a Farmers Market special! There will be fresh farm produce on sale alongside the usual tasty street food treats! Also, take a ‘scarecrow selfie’ on the day for your chance to win a cookery class for two at Becketts Farm. Click ‘read more’ to find out more and we look forward to seeing you there!
Time: 11am – 12pm
If you have any enquiries about the social committee, or would like to represent your business at the next meeting please contact Deborah Fennell.
To make way for our exciting new BVP cafe the current bus stop will be moving from Monday 22nd August 2016. Please click read more to find out details.
Congratulations to Kam Khanegura from Arup and John Venter from Inventor-e Limited! You are July winners for the BVP Country Park Photography competition with the most votes for your images on bulletin. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Thanks to all that took part, and don’t forget to send in your August entries to email@example.com for your chance to win Foodie Friday vouchers for Septembers event!
Blythe Valley Park is surrounded by 122 acres of beautiful country park….so we are asking you to get out and admire it! All you have to do is head out, take a snap of whatever it is that you like about the country park and send your photo in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more to see how easy it is to enter!
Congratulations to Cathy Curd from Arup and Sulosini Anton from Infor! You are June winners for the BVP Country Park Photography competition with the most votes for your images on bulletin. Please email email@example.com to claim your prize!
Thanks to all that took part, and don’t forget to send in your July entries to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win Foodie Friday vouchers for Septembers event!
We are pleased to confirm that Infor are committing to Blythe Valley park for a further 10 years in One Central Boulevard HQ offices, which are currently undergoing a £5 million refurbishment.
Relax and enjoy all the live action from Wimbledon 2016 on our big screen in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) Running from Tuesday 28th – Friday 1st July on the lawn outside Virgin Active with tasty snacks being provided by Sticky Fig Catering…. Game, set and match!
Foodie Friday returns on Friday 17th June 2016 from 12 – 2pm on the Blythe Valley Park Lawn. Click read more to see which wonderful foods will be on offer….plus how you can win tickets to Wembley in August! We look forward to seeing you there!