Government support provider snaps up out of town office space

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Helmsley Group has secured a significant out-of-town letting at its Arabesque House development to public service provider Reed in Partnership.

Reed in Partnership has taken 6,200 sq ft of space in the building at Monks Cross on the outskirts of York, from which it will provide the Department for Work and Pensions’ Restart Scheme to jobseekers in the North East and Humber regions.

The Restart Scheme provides Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months with enhanced support to find jobs in their local area.

The service forms part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, which is helping people across the country – many of whom have had their employment status impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reed in Partnership will undertake its own fit out of the office space at Arabesque House.

George Baines, asset manager at York-based property development and investment company Helmsley Group, said: “This is an important letting to Reed in Partnership as it delivers a flagship government programme.

“Arabesque House continues to prove popular with businesses, especially those that require out of town space and are adopting flexible working practices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Reed in Partnership joins existing tenants at Arabesque House, including the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), Drivespeed Group, TCS John Huxley, Eurofins and Anytime Fitness.

The letting also follows The DWP taking almost 25,000 sq ft of space at Helmsley’s Princess House in Northampton earlier this year.

Savills and Bowcliffe are jointly acting as agents to market the remaining space at Arabesque House.

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