Consultancy finds new home at Shrewsbury business park

(L-R) Madelaine Reed, Liz Lowe and Nicola Matthews at Abbey Lawn, Shrewsbury

A specialist engineering consultancy serving clients mainly overseas looked closer to home for its new base in Shrewsbury.

Itasca Consulting Ltd has relocated to Abbey Lawn office park, which is owned and managed by Morris Property. It has agreed a five-year lease on a 1015 ft² ground floor office suite at Observer House.

General Manager Will Flynn said: “We started in Shrewsbury in 1997 and wanted to stay in the town centre. When the lease on our former office expired, we looked to find something smaller and more cost effective. Abbey Lawn is well located and well maintained; the plan is to grow our business here over the next 12 months.”

Itasca Consulting specialises in providing micro seismic monitoring of rock masses and concrete structures, radioactive waste storage, carbon dioxide storage, civil engineering and laboratory testing industries.

It provides software products, equipment and consultancy services for universities, research institutes and companies engaged in geophysics in China, North America and Europe.

The new office became available when tenant Midland Heart surrendered their lease after the loss of a local contract which meant it no longer needed a presence in Shrewsbury. Alessio Dyfnallt of Cooper Green Pooks acted on Midland Heart’s behalf in the surrender negotiations and assisted with the letting to Itasca.

Liz Lowe, Head of Estates at Morris Property, said: “By working closely with local agents and looking at pragmatic solutions we are able to achieve a successful outcome. We are delighted to welcome Itasca to Abbey Lawn.”

Abbey Lawn is known for providing small to medium sized businesses with the most flexible office space in the town centre. It has a reputation as a desirable location because of its 69,000 ft² of quality office space, access to amenities and communication links, plus its ample parking on site.