Fortem chooses Trigate for new regional hub

Nurton Development’s Trigate offices near Birmingham are to be the new Midlands’ hub for property solutions provider, Fortem.
4000 sq ft will be home to 40 staff, supporting Fortem’s client Birmingham City Council as well as a wider network of 1000 employees and trades people carrying out contracts across the UK.
The new offices at Trigate offers the benefit of being located close to the city centre and within easy access of main arterial routes and motorway networks, positioned on the Birmingham New Road intersection of the A458 Hagley Road.
Lisa Layne, general manager for Fortem said: “Trigate is a landmark building everyone references due to its striking façade and is a fitting location to manage the next stage of growth for the company.
“The offices are a big step up from our previous space and offer an affordable Midlands base for the team which has a significant business presence in the region servicing mainly public sector contracts.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Nurton to secure our new regional hub and have been impressed not only with the flexible space, but the flexible approach to business too.”
Trigate is just minutes away from both junction 2 and 3 on the M5, quickly accessing the M6 and M42, connecting Fortem to its head office in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and its other offices in Rotherham and Stockport.
Nurton Developments bought Trigate in 2009, spending £1.5m on its refurbishment and is now about to embark on a further round of phased investment to create a new reception and communal areas.
Trigate is also home to Flexibase, Nurton’s serviced office provider and one of the original flexible operators in the city, offering space from a desk to larger offices able to accommodate up to 100 people.
David Dyas, asset director for Nurton Developments said: “Trigate has been extremely active over the past 6 months, with occupiers Kerry Logistics doubling its space requirement in January, Sky taking over 1000 sq ft and Osprey Engineering expanding its operations from our serviced Flexibase offices to a more conventional 5 year lease.
“The offices have nurtured many start-ups and thriving businesses over the years. The flexible nature of the space and scale of the building enables us to work effectively with companies of all sizes and requirements.
“Like Fortem, many choose Trigate for its regional hub as it gives them a Birmingham presence, but without the commuter chaos which often occurs as you get closer to the city’s core. Get past rush hour, however, and you could be in Birmingham in 15 minutes.”
David continued: “It is also surrounded by a suprising number of amenities, so is also appealing to companies with a younger workforce helping to retain and attract talent.
“Our investment in improved communal spaces and reception with breakout areas and more informal meeting spaces will also increase Trigate’s appeal to occupiers.”
JLL and Johnson Fellows act as joint agents on Trigate.