Youth engagement specialist relocates to Cardiff

Leading youth engagement specialist Engage4Life has relocated its national headquarters to Cardiff to allow it to expand to deal with a series of new contracts.

The company has moved from Swansea to 4,534 sq ft offices in the period Cambrian Buildings office in Mount Stuart Square.  ActiveQuote Limited, which formerly occupied the office suite, has relocated to Global Reach in Cardiff Bay and property agents Knight Frank and LSH represented Activequote in agreeing a sub-lease to Engage4Life at a rental of £10 per sq ft.

Engage4Life is active in the UK Government’s National Citizen Service programme. As well as delivering the programme in the West Midlands and the Bristol and Bath areas, last year it won a new contract to handle activities in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. It was also appointed to run a pilot project in Wales by the Cabinet Office in 2014, which it hopes will lead to the programme being brought into Wales on a permanent basis by the Welsh Government.

Engage4Life chief operating officer Darren Plimmer said: “We have doubled in size within the past 12 months and the new offices in Cardiff Bay give us the space to continue to grow, while putting us closer to our areas of operation.

“We now have 24 people working in Cardiff and expect this grow to at least 30 full time staff by the end of the year.”

Mark Sutton, partner at Knight Frank in Cardiff, said: “Cambrian Buildings is an attractive period building in the historic heart of Cardiff Bay offering good quality accommodation with great character. With our clients expanding to offices at Global Reach the 1st floor was a perfect fit for Engage4Life”

Kate Simpson, associate director at LSH commented: “Cardiff Bay continues to prove popular with business occupiers recognising the benefits that this attractive waterside location can offer. The working environment is complimented by amenities that would appeal to staff and clients including many bars and restaurants with one of the newest being national chain Carluccio’s.”