A new development which could bring 200 jobs to Warwick has opened its doors – and already attracted its first tenants.
Pure Offices, a leading national provider of serviced offices, has invested £3 million to create a serviced office complex on Sackville Developments’ site at Tournament Fields.
The company operates 18 centres across the UK and hosts 53 businesses at its complex in Leamington.
Among the first visitors at the new building were Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White and Councillor Alan Cockburn, deputy leader of Warwickshire County Council, who has responsibility for economic development.
They were given a guided tour of the 17,600 sq ft building which was started less than a year ago.
White said: “This is a really welcome investment by Pure Offices. I think it says a great deal about the local economy that the company has the confidence to make an investment of this size when they have a similar operation so close.
“Providing this sort of flexible accommodation is vital to help develop the type of successful companies which we have thriving here in our area.”
A handful of businesses have already moved in and the company is hoping the centre will be 30 per cent occupied for the New Year.
Roger Thomas, of Pure Offices, said the interest had been encouraging.
“We may well see some companies move from Leamington to here for reasons of personal convenience, but we have a strong demand for both centres and are very confident that we will attract maximum occupancy,” he said.
“We have selected a very convenient location in very good surroundings and we are extremely confident in the economy of the area.”
The building is the latest in a line of successful developments on Tournament Fields which is owned and development by Sackville Developments (Warwick) Ltd, part of the CWC Group.
Swiss sanitary ware company Geberit and German sealant firm Eagle Burgmann both have their UK headquarters at the park, which is also home to Taylor Wimpey, National Association of Estate Agents, The Riding for the Disabled and the Warwickshire Ambulance Service.
Paul Shanley, of Sackville Developments (Warwick), added: “Pure are a really welcome addition to Tournament Fields. We have a really good mixture of occupiers all of whom bring great economic benefit to the area.
“We are fielding a healthy number of enquiries and are very confident about the future of the Tournament Fields.”
Sackville Developments (Warwick) is represented by Leamington-based Wareing & Company and the Birmingham office of Savills.