Big Names Go East - B4 Article Summer 2010
Big Names Go East
B4 Magazine Issue 16 - Summer 2010
A year ago B4 reported that the landlords of East Point Business Park had taken direct action to attract new occupiers by joining forces with a local serviced office provider. The idea was to try to broaden the appeal of the Park and adapt to current occupier needs for flexible, quality business premises. At a time when the commercial property market has been struggling, over 16,000 sq ft has been let to over 20 companies.
Following the outstanding success of its first twelve months, Clarendon Enterprise Centre is making a further 80 workstations available at Sandford Gate on East Point Business Park, Oxford, in July 2010.
Within a few weeks of opening its doors, the Centre had let 2,500 sq ft of serviced office space to a software specialist requesting bespoke office space and other well known companies quickly followed, including Rolls-Royce, Tara Tripp Hearing, Houlihan Smith, NJ Commercials, B Channel and IMS. Once all these requirements had been fulfilled, Clarendon soon found itself with a waiting list and already has takers for over a third of the new workstations.
In addition to serviced offices, managed office space is available in the adjacent building, Heritage Gate. Candy Woodington, who runs the East Point offices of Clarendon Enterprise Centre on behalf of the Park owners, Frontier Estates, says: “I like to think of our facilities here as an incubator for companies looking to grow beyond a typical serviced office client. Companies may move into our serviced office space in their early stages of growth. Later on, we can offer them managed office space if they wish, and then potentially dedicated premises elsewhere on the Park. The convenience of not having to worry about all the logistics associated with committing to permanent office space is a strong pull for them”.
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