Occupied by growing company Park Holidays UK | Bexhill Gateway Road open for access to offices.
The Glovers House offices on the Bexhill Enterprise Park have now been completed. The building is fully let with immediate effect to growing leisure company Park Holidays UK, whose staff move in from 3 December.
Allowing access to Glovers House only, the new Bexhill Gateway Road – connecting to Bexhill’s Wrestwood Road at its southern end – opened from 2 December. This 850m, single-carriage road will connect through, at its northern end, to the Link Road (now named Combe Valley Way) when the Link Road opens.
Both Glovers House and the Bexhill Gateway Road have been developed by Sea Change Sussex.
Glovers House is a three-floor, 25,235 sq ft set of offices. It has been designed as a contemporary, low-energy, light-filled building with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
It is the first part of a wider project – being made possible by the Link Road – to develop the Bexhill Enterprise Park. The Enterprise Park is designed to stimulate the local economy and help create jobs by attracting and retaining growing employers and creating a new business community in the area.
In addition to Glovers House, sites on the Bexhill Enterprise Park are available, capable of accommodating up to 220,000 sq ft of premises. Sea Change also has plans to develop a second office building, similar to Glovers House.
Park Holidays UK is the largest operator of holiday parks in the south of England, with 25 parks from Devon in the west to Suffolk in the east. The company has been steadily growing and in October acquired a new holiday park near Margate in Kent.
It is moving, with 90 staff, from its existing base on its holiday park at Coghurst Hall, Hastings. Glovers House gives the company a new headquarters with room for expansion. Its departments in the building will include a seven-day-a-week call centre which arranges thousands of family holidays every year.
The company aims to recruit at least a further 10 people over the coming 12 months.
Tony Clish, Commercial Director of Park Holidays UK, said the move provides a “much-needed solution” to enable the company’s continued expansion.
“For the past 26 years, we’ve been constantly growing and recruiting. But recently, limited space at our Hastings headquarters meant it was becoming increasingly difficult to expand and moving out of the area was an option we may well have been forced to consider.
“We’d already examined alternative locations including sites closer to the M25. However, the A21 improvements and construction of the Link Road persuaded us to stay in the area.
“Our move to Glovers House means we can remain committed to the geographical roots of our business and move forward in a superb new environment, purpose-built for an expanding enterprise such as ours.
“We’re particularly delighted to have additional space for staff training. We envisage recruiting at least 10 new personnel in the coming year, which could rise if we acquire more parks or increase our accommodation.
“Our move also means there’s now more room to grow our park business at Coghurst Hall, with the prospect of more jobs being created.”
Anyone interested in discussing site and office opportunities on the Bexhill Enterprise Park should contact one of Sea Change’s agents:
Chris Broome, Cluttons: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01273 738383
Richard Harding, Bray Fox Smith: email@example.com, 020 7629 5456
Alex Hobbis, Dyer & Hobbis: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01424 423626more…
Sea Change Sussex is bringing forward proposals for the first development on the North Queensway Innovation Park in Hastings – a facility for Michael Tyler Furniture Ltd, makers of high-quality upholstered furniture.
The scheme is for an approximately 30,000 sq ft single-storey building including workshops, a showroom, offices, a staff common room, canteen and car park.
The building would be on a plot immediately to the right of the entrance from Queensway.
Sea Change is showing the proposals to nearby residents for their comments before submitting a planning application for the scheme in the near future.
The North Queensway Innovation Park is approximately 12 acres and is on Queensway in north-west Hastings/St Leonards.
It is capable of accommodating up to 120,000 sq ft of business premises and is part of Sea Change’s programme to develop high-quality business sites and premises in order to secure and grow local job opportunities, as envisaged in the borough’s Local Plan.
Sea Change has already cleared plots on the Innovation Park and created a junction from Queensway and entrance into the site. The company has been involved in discussions with several potential occupiers, with Michael Tyler’s the first occupier scheme to be designed.
If the scheme goes ahead, Sea Change would at the same time install drainage and develop part of the site road network to provide access and services to the facility. The works would also include the planting of trees, wildflowers and grasses to reinforce the natural screening between the new building and the High Beech Chalet Park to the north-west.
If the scheme receives planning consent this year, construction is likely to take place in 2016.
Anyone else interested in enquiring about plots on the North Queensway Innovation Park should get in touch with one of Sea Change’s agents:
- Richard Harding, Bray Fox Smith: email@example.com, 020 7629 5456
- Chris Broome, Cluttons: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01273 738383
- Alex Hobbis, Dyer & Hobbis: email@example.com, 01424 423626