Whilst the economy continues on the uphill struggle to recovery, optimism has been seen in one of the UK’s hardest hit sectors: commercial property. The Times reported in November 2009 that confidence is on the increase, with observations that the current level of demand is even exceeding the supply of prime retail property and office space.
One savvy developer in Bedfordshire is certainly echoing the trend with recent news that they have secured substantial planning permission for 18,000 square feet of office space on the highly desirable Liscombe Park estate.
Ongoing upgrading to Liscombe Park’s existing office buildings has secured the future at Liscombe of major multinational VWR International whose strong growth required a trebling of their office requirements which, through close cooperation between Landlord and Tenant, was delivered in less than 3 months ensuring continuity for this large multinationals export arm.
Continued interest from small and medium businesses looking for conveniently located, aesthetically designed property is being experienced.
Liscombe Park, based near Leighton Buzzard, has retained its positioning as one that provides flexible, easy rent office space so critical for businesses in the existing unpredictable climate as well as longer leases for those seeking greater certainty. As such, they have secured flexi-lease clients away from the more expensive, hard contract lettings in neighbouring town centres. Often these tenants grow and need more secure leases and larger premises which Liscombe Park is ideally placed to offer VWR International being a case in point.
David Tonnison, Managing Director of the business park, has strategically retained land with direct access to the new bypass for future development making the location even more suitable for those seeking a base near Milton Keynes, Luton, London, Oxford and Aylesbury. The setting provides an added bonus for those businesses that require an office that impresses clients and attracts the right staff.
We’ve managed to strike the balance between urban and rural working with all of the features of both”, explained Mr. Tonnison.
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