Eden Brown and UNISON take leases at Taunton’s Tangier Central

Nigel Hatfield and Andrew Hardwick at Tangier Central, Taunton.

Specialist recruitment agency Eden Brown and public service union UNISON have each signed ten-year deals for space at Tangier Central, Taunton’s newly refurbished, contemporary office complex.

Agents for the Castle Street site Hatfield White and Williams Gunter Hardwick have confirmed that an agreement for a ten-year lease for 1,775 sq ft has been exchanged with Eden Brown, part of built environment recruitment group nGAGE Specialist Recruitment. UNISON will take 3,840 sq ft, also over a ten-year lease. Both occupiers will have a five-year rent review.

Eden Brown’s move to Tangier Centre follows nGAGE’s recent acquisition of Taunton based construction recruitment specialist Set Square. Eden Brown’s Tangier Central office will represent the first time that the brand has operated a base in the town.

UNISON will be relocating its South West branch office from its current location at The Crescent in Taunton, which is now on the open market for sale.
Both occupiers are due to move to the revitalised office buildings close to Taunton town centre in March 2017.

The two buildings that together comprise Tangier Central have been undergoing extensive modernisation in a £1.5m scheme that is releasing new office space ranging from 1,400 sq ft to 60,000 sq ft onto the market. Phase one of the scheme is complete and has delivered around 30,000 sq ft of space at the revitalised site.

Work to upgrade the buildings to date has included the installation of a contemporary, glazed entrance continuing through to a sleek, new reception area. Landscape improvements, such as external seating areas and a contemporary planting scheme have also been completed.

Tangier Central aims to offer all the convenience of an out-of-town business park in a central location that is just a 15-minute walk from Taunton railway station, and a 10-minute drive from Junction 25 on the M5.

Tangier Central’s additional benefits include secure car parking for up to 200 vehicles, natural-light filled open work space with pleasant views across the tree-lined River Tone and surrounding countryside.

Nigel Hatfield, Director at Hatfield White, commented: “It’s with huge excitement that we look forward to welcoming Tangier Central’s new occupiers this spring.

“It has always been our aim to attract organisations from diverse sectors and these deals with national recruitment agency Eden Brown and trade union body UNISON demonstrate Tangier Central’s broad appeal.

“As well as confirming our new occupiers, we are receiving a healthy level of enquiries from businesses across the private sector, and, in particular, from the technology sector.

“This keen interest is a reflection of Tangier Central’s multiple offering of quality work space with generous car parking provision in a central location in a growing town.”