Homeserve moves 350 staff to new Nottingham base

(L-R) Adrian Griffith, GVA, Jon Higham, Rushcliffe Developments Craig Straw, Innes England and Laura Jardine, Innes England

Homeserve has moved its 350 Nottingham staff into a new 30,000 sq ft Grade A office on Aspect House on Aspect Business Park.

The deal was brokered by Innes England

HomeServe’s new base will also include a training centre, taking the property’s occupancy level up to full capacity.

Greg Reed, chief executive of HomeServe Membership, said: “The new facility in Nottingham is a fantastic new addition to our business and, having spoken to many of our People, I know how excited they are about the move to Aspect House.

“This has been something we’ve been working on for a long time and it’s going to be a big part of HomeServe’s commitment to growing our business and helping to keep our Customers’ lives moving.

“This investment reaffirms our commitment to growing our business in Nottingham and the East Midlands and we’d like to pay special thanks to Nottingham City Council, which has given us a huge amount of support as part of this move.”

HomeServe’s Nottingham-based People moved into Aspect House last week and gas engineer training is expected to begin at the facility in the new year.

The building will be officially opened at a special event later this year.

Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham said: “We’re really proud to have worked in partnership with HomeServe and Nottingham City Council to facilitate HomeServe’s expansion within Nottingham, sourcing the best site location and providing support with recruitment and employee travel packages.

“The decision to remain in Nottingham is testament to the city’s reputation as a major UK hotspot for business.”

Councillor Sam Webster, portfolio holder for business, education and skills at Nottingham City Council said: “This move is the culmination of sustained political support and hard work by Nottingham City Council and HomeServe and marks an important step in the company’s growth and investment in the city.

“With its excellent transport links and local workforce, Bulwell is an ideal location for growing businesses to choose and this is very positive news for Nottingham North. What makes today’s news especially rewarding is knowing the level of collaboration which has helped make it possible, from senior leadership to planning, transport property and employment hub teams.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to wish HomeServe the very best and to reinforce the Council’s message to businesses thinking about expanding their operations in Nottingham that we value you and the contribution you make to the local economy and to providing local people with employment opportunities.”

Nottingham-based commerical property agents Innes England brokered the deal alongside joint agents GVA on behalf of Rushcliffe Developments.

Jon Higham, director at Rushcliffe Developments, which owns the building said: “Aspect House was designed to appeal to businesses looking for high-quality office accommodation within close proximity to junction 26 of the M1 motorway.

“Aspect House has enabled HomeServe to relocate from its previous base in the city, as well as expand and offer an improved facility for its people.”

The entire first floor and part of the ground floor has been let on a long-term lease and is being used as a call centre, office space and training facilities for the national home assistance business which also has existing offices in Preston, Banbury and its head office in Walsall.

Craig Straw, director at Innes England added: “Nottingham continues to be a city which attracts interest from nationwide businesses looking to grow. This deal is great news for the city and the East Midlands as it has helped to secure a considerable number of jobs in the city.

“The tenant is an employer which has been recognised for offering a fantastic work-life balance to its employees, so finding suitable office accommodation to support this was vital.”

James Ottewell of Alexander Bruce represented the tenant.

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