HIGH FIVE AS ‘WARRINGTON FACTOR’ KICKS IN
The Base, Warrington’s grade A office hub for advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses has signed up five new tenants.
Langtree, which manages the 50,000 sq ft building on Dallam Lane for Warrington & Co, has confirmed deals with Meritec, Swan IT, Redwood Bank, Simple Solutions and Olive Construction totalling almost 4,000 sq ft.
And, says Jayne Furnival, group property director at Langtree, a further four offices at the popular building are now under negotiation.
“Our tenants tell us that the building’s locational advantages were key factors in their choice. They like its proximity to Warrington Central station and the A49 as it widens the pool of labour they can draw on as they grow.”
The spike in lettings sees the building remain on target for occupancy, with Steve Park of Warrington & Co citing the town’s enduring appeal as a place to live and work playing its part.
“We’ve known for a long time that Warrington is one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial towns, so it was good to see the other side of the coin in the recent CACI review,” said Mr Park, referring to a national survey by the data giant that placed Warrington in the top ten places to live in the UK.
“Few places combine quality of life with business success and sustainable infrastructure in the way that Warrington does,” added Mr Park. “The Base is part of our wider strategy to ensure that the town properly capitalises on this appeal so that it can continue to grow and prosper.”
Adam Gardner from new tenant Meritec said: “In the tech sector collaboration is critical so being surrounded by your peers is vital. We’ve only been here a few weeks but can already feel the vibrant atmosphere at The Base which makes collaboration and ultimately progress happen. We’re absolutely delighted to be here.”
New occupiers are supported by the active networking and advisory programme available to all the building’s tenants. Its BaseConnect programme now has more than 120 members from the wider Warrington region involved in a lively range of events, seminars and masterclasses.