Car rental company’s really motoring

An international car rental company has relocated its dedicated UK and Ireland business centre as part of a major three-year expansion plan, London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) has announced.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd has signed an initial 20-year lease with the commercial property company for 5,161 sq ft on the first floor of Victoria House in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Victoria House, which offers a total of 35,000 sq ft office space across seven floors, is situated in the centre of Aldershot. The building is located adjacent to The Wellington shopping centre and is a short walk from Aldershot train station. It also provides easy access to the M3 motorway and key routes, including the A331, A31 and A3, to London airports.

Mark Snelling, business manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd, said: “We’ve had our business support services centre in Aldershot since 1999. However, our previous office was in an ageing property and couldn’t support our future growth. Victoria House provides us with the room we need to expand. LCP’s flexible lease terms will allow us to implement our growth plan over a number of years.

“We are one of the largest employers in Aldershot and have a large talent pool there. The new lease highlights our commitment to the town and the development of employees. There are more than 30 different roles at our business support services centre including customer service, claims handling and vehicle repair engineers.”

Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd has also committed to taking an additional 5,235 sq ft on the third floor in June 2014 and 5,235 sq ft on the fifth floor from February 2016. There is also an option to take a further floor in 2016, which will see the building fully let.

Julian Diamond, asset manager at LCP, said: “Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s expansion plan is fantastic news for Aldershot as there are likely to be new job opportunities created over the next three years and increased footfall to the town’s shops.

“Victoria House has recently been extensively refurbished following a £300,000 investment from LCP. By offering flexible lease terms and options for additional office space, we can support the company’s changing needs as it embarks on its ambitious expansion plan.”

Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide range of services, including car hire, replacement rentals, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programmes. The internationally recognised brand has more than 7,000 neighbourhood and airport locations in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, Germany, France and Spain, as well as franchise locations throughout Europe.