Southampton Business Centre Latest Success for Small Business Office ProviderNovember 26th, 2013 | by PaulM
A serviced office provider has seen an encouraging start for its new Southampton business centre; the latest in a series of successes for the SME-focused company.
United Business Centres acquired the centre on a Southampton business park in May this year and has since been working to transform the nineteenth-century building into a twenty-first century business environment, providing everything modern small businesses need.
It seems that the Southampton business community is already pleased with the transformation: occupancy in the completed Phase 1 area of the business centre is currently 65%, while the offices in Phase 2 – which is still undergoing refurbishment – have already secured pre-lets for 20% of the space.
According to Paul Rowe, National Sales Consultant at UBC: “We’re receiving interest from a broad range of sectors, particularly from recruitment and financial companies. The accessible location of Enterprise House is appealing to potential clients as is our refurbishment project, which has transformed the business centre into a bright, characterful space with a corporate fitout.”
A recent announcement from the company revealed it had achieved a 17% increase in revenue for the first nine months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. It had also grown its total portfolio by 17% during this period. The company attributes this success in part to an increasing positivity among the small business community.
In addition to the Southampton centre, the company welcomed a new Birmingham business centre to its portfolio this year, taking its current total of serviced business centres to fifteen.
But UBC already has plans to build on this success. The company is set to open another new Birmingham business centre in early 2014 and also has expansion plans in place for its Fleet business centre.
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