Prestigious offices attracting top professional firms

Prestigious offices in Exeter city centre are filling up with the announcement of a new occupier at the start of the new year.

Sterling Court is situated on Dix’s Field in the Southernhay office district, and offers 14,500 square feet of refurbished and upgraded office space. Around 40% of the building was taken by Savills in 2017, and it has just been announced that a further 25% of the building has now been let.

The new occupier, Hawksmoor Investment Management, specialises in providing discretionary management services for private clients including trusts, pension schemes and charities. The company’s award-winning Fund Management team manages multi-asset funds-of-funds and a series of risk-based ‘Model Portfolios’ for Financial Advisers.

Hawksmoor was founded 10 years ago in Exeter, and now has offices in London, Taunton, Dorchester and Bury St Edmunds. It employs 50 people across the company, and manages more than £1 billion of client funds. The move to Sterling Court represents a significant expansion for the firm, which has always been based in the Southernhay District.

John Crowley, CEO of Hawksmoor, commented:

“Hawksmoor has come a long way since the early days, when we were based in two small rooms in Barnfield Crescent, so we are delighted to be moving to prestigious new offices in Sterling Court this year. The move will give us the scope to continue our ambitious plans for growth, whilst maintaining our strong commitment to Exeter and the wider region.”

The remaining office space at Sterling Court totals 4,721 square feet, comprising a ground floor suite of 1,461 square feet and the whole of the third floor of 3,260 square feet, both with basement parking. The building’s prestigious location is complemented by the quality of the fit-out, including a spacious lobby with manned reception, comfort cooling to the offices and lift access to all floors.

The available offices are being marketed by joint agents JLL and Stratton Creber Commercial.