The Birmingham Post and Mail has confirmed that it will relocate to Urban Splash’s Fort Dunlop development.

Trinity Mirror, the Post’s parent company, has taken 53,582 sq ft at the building to house the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, the Sunday Mercury and a number of other weekly newspapers and websites.

The company will move out of its city centre building to the out of town former tyre factory in late summer 2008. It has been looking for space since 2001.

The rent has not been disclosed, but is thought to be around £15 per sq ft at Fort Dunlop for fully-fitted space, around half the £32.50 per sq ft headline rents in the city centre.

Urban Splash Midlands managing director Nathan Cornish said that media occupiers would bring a ‘buzz’ to the development, adding that only 10,000 sq ft was still available to let at the 335,000 sq ft building.

GVA Grimley, GBR Property Consultants and DTZ are the letting agents on the scheme. None of the parties were available for comment.