A leading healthcare marketing agency is relocating to Basingstoke from Andover this summer in a move that will see the company bring 47 employees to the town.
FCB Halesway, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, is taking 7,500 sq ft of space on the fifth floor at the Midpoint building in a deal brokered by property consultancy JLL, which acted for the company. FCB Halesway will join existing tenants AECOM and Capita.
The company is relocating to Basingstoke to improve its access to the talent pool both in and on the outskirts of London, and to provide more space for the expanding team. The move will take place in May following an extensive refurbishment and fit-out programme at Midpoint.
Nella Pang, associate director at JLL in Southampton, said: “We took time to understand FCB Halesway’s goals and find a space that will enable them to fulfil their ambitions. The company’s relocation to Basingstoke, which is close to communication links and local amenities, means they will have access to new skills and allows them to grow their business.”
The fifth floor at Midpoint extends to 13,450 sq ft and the landlord, Hermes Investment Management, is carrying out comprehensive refurbishment works on the whole floor. The property is exceptionally well located, being adjacent to The Anvil in the centre of Basingstoke.
Stephen Ellis, asset manager, Hermes Investment Management, said: “A refurbishment to the reception and fifth floor is currently being carried out to create a high quality, multi let office building which benefits from being very close to the station and we hope FCB Halesway will thrive in the building.”
Liz Rawlingson, founder & president at FCB Halesway, said: “After a long search for new offices, we decided upon Midpoint because it offered us exactly the combination we sought: a location in the heart of Basingstoke, within walking distance of the station and with easy access to the motorway system, combined with excellent facilities and views over the surrounding countryside. We look forward to relocating our business there in late May.”
Hollis Hockley acted for the landlord.