BizSpace, the UK’s largest provider of flexible workspace has officially opened its £5m purpose-built business centre in Solent Business Park.
4300 Parkway is the first centre the company has built from the ground up and it has officially been opened by Councillor Seán D T Woodward, Executive Leader at Fareham Council and Khalid Aziz, BizSpace’s Marketing Director. BizSpace unveiled the new building at a launch event where Councillor Woodward gave a speech, in which he discussed the growing SME community in Fareham and how the new business centre will help local entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive.
BizSpace has created a three-storey office building comprising 72 individual offices, ranging in size from 120 to 150 sq ft, along with 195 car parking spaces. Designed to encourage collaboration between its customers, the building has exceptional communal spaces including a break-out area, meeting rooms, and kitchen, as well as amenities including showers to support those who wish to cycle or run to work. Those working from the brand-new business centre will enjoy fast broadband and contemporary communal workspaces to appeal to the area’s growing contingent of micro-businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Situated between Southampton and Portsmouth, BizSpace’s newest centre it is easily accessible via the M27 and is in a scenic location, next to 1.4 acres of woodland.
The neighbouring offices are already occupied by companies including air traffic control provider NATS, Northrop Grumman, Lloyds TSB, and Zurich Insurance.
Fareham Borough Council has encouraged the growth of small enterprises in recent years by endorsing agencies like Enterprise First and Solent Growth Hub to offer SMEs advice and support.
Emma Long, commercial director of BizSpace, said: “The opening of our first purpose-built business centre is a huge milestone. Solent Business Park has great accessibility in a region that is increasingly attractive as a business location, making it the perfect location for our first ground-up development.
“We understand what is important to start-ups and aim to ease the pressure of running a small business. We invest time with our customers and help them to find a space that suits them. We look forward to helping Fareham’s entrepreneurs and SMEs to thrive.”
Councillor Seán D T Woodward said: “Fareham is an excellent place to do business. Solent Business Park has already attracted some blue-chip companies and the opening of the BizSpace centre will provide a much-needed offering to the local SME community. I am thrilled to have opened the centre and look forward to seeing the big businesses of tomorrow being created here.”
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