Two new tenants have signed up for space at The Base in Warrington, the new office building which supports the growth of advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses and their supply chains.
Mobile network infrastructure specialist Iris Networks and software solutions business The Clear Company have taken almost 1,400 sq ft of space in the new development, which is managed by Langtree on behalf of Warrington & Co.
Jayne Furnival, Group Property Director of Langtree says Warrington’s continued place at the head of the north west’s company formation league table is helping drive lettings and enquiries.
“In simple terms, businesses want to be in Warrington because of its locational and workforce advantages. The town is attracting high value, technology-led businesses and they want a workspace that reflects their clients’ and employees’ needs. The Base offers state-of-the-art facilities that suit such companies and our enquiry levels reflect this,” said Ms Furnival.
Iris Networks specialise in monitoring and troubleshooting the core, edge and mobile network infrastructure. The company provides products and solutions specifically designed for the network engineer to quickly “prove it’s not the network” and find the root cause.
The Clear Company provides consultancy and specialist software solutions to support organisations to be more inclusive of diverse talent. One of their main campaigns is the promotion of women in engineering.
Commenting on the latest lettings, Steve Park, managing director of Warrington & Co, said: “Investment such as The Base is helping future-proof Warrington’s economy at a time of great change. Our aim is to reinforce the town centre’s role as a hub for high growth firms, which will drive investment in wider infrastructure and services. These latest lettings tell us that our approach is the right one.”
Warrington boasts the sixth highest number of start-ups in the country, the highest in the north west and it is in the top ten places in the UK for high growth SMEs. The Base was opened in January 2016 to help the town capitalise on this key strength and provides 50,000 sq ft of grade ‘A’ flexible space from a single desk up to a whole floor plate of 10,000 square feet.