Former Gym Fits the Bill for Property Firm


 A property management firm has found a new home in a key City Centre location.

Locale has moved into Blue Boar Court in Oxford’s Alfred Street after switching from its old site in the city’s Park End Street.

Richard Venables, director at commercial property specialists VSL & Partners which agreed the deal, said: “Locale were keen to stay in the city centre and we have provided high quality accommodation which meets their needs perfectly.

“With such a limited supply of prime city centre office accommodation available, we were delighted to be able to provide Locale with space at Blue Boar Court, which provides some of the best office accommodation Oxford City Centre has to offer.”

Locale has taken a 2,750 sq ft office on a new five-year lease.

Guy Windsor Lewis, managing director of Locale explained: “As one of the UK’s leading property tech company, with clients that include Knight Frank. BNP Paribas and The Shard, we know that first impressions are important. Our clients and staff are all delighted with new offices, located on one of the most iconic streets in the City.”

The building, designed by William Wilkinson, was originally constructed as a gym in 1858/9 for Victorian physical education pioneer Archibald McLaren. It was later the home of the Holywell press before being converted into high specification offices in 1989.

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