A focus on community & wellbeing retains occupier at Blythe Valley Park

L-R: Nigel Dolan development director at Goodman with Blythe Valley Park Manager, Deborah Fennell

Global industrial and logistics developer, Goodman, is moving to new offices on Blythe Valley Park, taking nearly 3000 sq ft in Cornwall House.

A long-time occupier of the park, Goodman’s upgraded, modern space has been fitted out to accommodate a new hybrid way of working for the company.

“The location, environment and accessibility of Blythe Valley Park near to junction 4 of the M42, is perfect to support our developments in the Midlands,” said Nigel Dolan development director at Goodman.

“The landscaped park presents well, is extremely well maintained and it’s good to be part of a mixed-use community, with residential alongside and a good range of amenities.

“Like all companies though, we’ve changed the way we work. The new offices are designed to support flexible working, encouraging collaboration when we’re in the office and excellent digital communication when we’re not.

“The team are really excited to work from the new space. A lot of thought has gone into the design to reflect our culture and core values.”

Blythe Valley Park, now owned by Fraser’s Property, continues to be asset managed by IM Properties, who sold the park in June of this year.

Rob Hemus asset director at IM Properties said: “We are delighted to welcome Goodman to Cornwall House on Blythe Valley Park and to be able to work with them to create space which is right for their future business.

“Like so many of our occupiers they enjoy the sense of community and focus on wellbeing and sustainability that Blythe Valley offers and Cornwall House positions them more at the heart of the park.

“With Virgin Active on site and independent coffee shop Java Lounge close by, I know they were also pleased to hear that Your Coop Food is opening soon, offering a good range of amenities to their employees.”

Hemus continued: “Occupiers are telling us the office is still important to their business for creating corporate culture and for younger members of the team to learn from their peers.

“The focus on wellbeing at Blythe offers a very nurturing environment for employees and the importance we have attached to elevating the environment to connect people with nature is clearly a major selling point for many on the park.”

With the arrival of global tech firm zf earlier this year, circa. 4500 people are now employed at Blythe Valley Park across 26 commercial buildings including some of the UK’s fastest growing companies such as Gymshark and Lounge, both locating their headquarter campuses at the park with over 100,000 sq ft of space each.

CBRE and Savills act as agents on Blythe Valley Park