Broad Street former nightclub building on the market

A landmark building on Birmingham’s “Golden Mile”, which formerly housed Zara’s nightclub, is on the market with property experts anticipating a sale in the millions of pounds for the prime site.

Agents Bond Wolfe and Sanderson Weatherall have been instructed by Receivers to sell the Grade II-listed freehold property at 80 Broad Street.

The 13,277 sq ft, three storey property was originally the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “Zara’s nightclub closed over two years ago, and the building is a well-known and recognised property in a very popular location.

“As the hospitality sector continues to pick up, we are anticipating strong interest both from leisure operators and those with an eye to the potential of this outstanding location.”

“The chance to purchase a freehold property in a location such as this in Birmingham occurs only infrequently, hence the strong investor demand we are experiencing.

“Whether the future purchaser has in mind a new venture in the hospitality sector, or has other plans, subject to planning permission, it will be good for the city to see this historic building brought back into commission.”

The available space consists of a basement office of 511 sq ft, a ground floor of 5,995 sq ft, first floor of 5,221 sq ft and second floor, which contains a two bedroom apartment, of 1,549 sq ft.

Tim Simmons, partner at Sanderson Weatherall, said: “This is a beautiful and historic building located on one of the prime leisure circuits in the city.

“The success of the UK vaccination programme has enabled the hospitality and leisure sector to reopen and people are flocking back to their favourite areas and nightspots.

“This is a major investment opportunity, and we are already receiving significant interest from local, regional and national operators and investors.”

Birmingham’s “Golden Mile” of Broad Street, Brindleyplace and the surrounding areas, is one of the biggest entertainment zones outside of London, serving tens of thousands of customers every day.

Formally known as the Westside Business Improvement District (BID), it is the city’s central hub for entertainment and business, with 15,000 people employed in over 300 businesses throughout the area, including offices, hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure venues.

As well as a hectic night-time economy with scores of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, the district hosts The Repertory Theatre, Crescent Theatre, Ikon art gallery, National Sea Life Centre, the ICC, Symphony Hall and the modern Library of Birmingham.

Major financial institutions with offices on Westside include Lloyds, NatWest and Deutsche Bank, while the Unity Trust Bank is also headquartered there.

Big hotel brands on Westside include the Hyatt International, Jurys Inn and Hilton by Hampton.

Other major businesses located there include Avison Young, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Capita, Colliers International, Deloitte, Odgers Berndtson – Berwick Partners, Free Radio and Capital Radio.

Further details of 80 Broad Street can be obtained from Gurpreet Bassi on or by calling 0121 312 1212.

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For further information, please contact:

Gurpreet Bassi, Chief Executive,

Bond Wolfe, 1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 312 1212 

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe has a record breaking and award-winning auctions team with over 300 years of combined property experience. They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold at least seven auctions in 2021, as well as offering online auctions selling properties nationally across the UK.