Savills has completed the letting of The Warehouse, Wyndham Arcade, in Cardiff to S3 Advertising, one of Wales’ leading advertising agencies – which has recently undergone a rebrand and revealed its new brand identity, ‘Where the Little Bite Big’.
With clients including Clogau, the National Farmers’ Union and S4C, the advertising agency has taken an assignment of the existing lease at an annual rent of £51,140.
The Warehouse is located within Wyndham Arcade, one of Cardiff’s historic arcades and was comprehensively refurbished in 2017 with the subject suite providing 2,557 sq. ft. over two floors. It retains many of the original features of the building and combines these with a high-quality contemporary space with high quality finishes.
Commenting on their relocation, S3’s Managing Partner (HR & Operations), Mel Matthews, says: “Our move to The Warehouse forms part of our approach to shift to a ‘blended working’ policy full-time; allowing our people to work from a mix of home and an office environment moving forward.
“A survey completed in summer 2020 revealed that while staff were relishing the benefits of working from home, they also still hugely value the benefits of having a creative office space to share ideas and bounce off each other – traits which are the lifeblood of our high-energy, creative agency set-up. So, rather than wait to see what a COVID recovery would have in store, the introduction of a ‘best of both’ blended working policy was a no-brainer.
“Remaining in Cardiff city centre, we wanted a creative space where staff will be able to come and collaborate with their colleagues and spend time together; The Warehouse was a perfect fit.
“It’s been a team effort and thanks to recommendations from staff, original blueprints have been tweaked as we take on board suggestions around technology and design. Now undergoing a complete makeover, The Warehouse will completely reflect our bold ‘Biting Big’ personality, in the way that it looks and feels, as we continue proving you don’t need to go to the ‘big smoke’ – and pay London price tags – to get work that bites big.
“As bold as a statement this might be, we believe our new office is going to be the coolest in Cardiff – if not the whole of the UK – and we can’t wait to show the world what our people have helped design.”
Gary Carver, office agency director at Savills Cardiff, comments: “Good quality refurbished city centre office space continues to be in demand with a number of companies seeking space of this size and quality in the city centre, particularly close to Central Station. The high-quality finish of the refurbishment and location of the offices surrounded by excellent amenity was hugely attractive to S3.”