Campus Supports Astute Technical’s Office Expansion

Press08 May 2018  :  

Long Standing Occupier Expands into Bespoke Office Space on South Coast’s Premium Business Campus


Lakeside North Harbour has supported a bespoke office fit out for Astute Technical Recruitment, ahead of the company’s expansion on the prestigious business campus. Astute, which has occupied space at Lakeside North Harbour for ten years, initiated the move earlier this year following its successful growth and need for more extensive office space.

Established in 2006, Astute originally moved to Lakeside North Harbour in 2008 after the business had grown to 18 members of staff. The key criteria for the move onto campus included the need for more space and better car parking facilities, but was mainly driven by Astute’s desire to find a more prestigious office location which would help properly convey the success of the business to date.

Since moving onto Lakeside North Harbour Astute has enjoyed steady success, increasing its turnover tenfold and doubling the number of employees, which culminated in the need to move into larger office space. Working with Lakeside North Harbour’s on-site Commercial and Facilities Management teams enabled Astute to secure a top floor office with a private balcony overlooking the lake. Rather than opt for a standard general office fit out, Astute chose to enact a bespoke design and set up of the new office, which was created and installed by another Lakeside North Harbour occupier, IRC Interiors. The customised specification includes a complete re-design of the existing layout, resulting in a more flexible office space, highly efficient LED lighting and open ceilings to give an ‘industrial look’ to the main sales floor.  Extensive use of glass walls and doors rather than traditional plasterboard partitions allows the natural light into the South-facing office

Karen Tyrrell, Client & Communications Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, comments: “Our over-riding aim is to ensure we offer the right infrastructure to our occupiers – so they can focus on running their business, knowing that they have access to the very best amenities and lifestyle opportunities. The combination of all the campus has to offer – plentiful parking, fast travel connections, inspiring break out spaces, shops and cafes, nursery provision and gym – creates a successful business community which our occupiers love being a part of.”

Terry Buckel, Managing Director at Astute adds: “Lakeside offers a great location; it is by far the most prestigious office facility in the area and probably the whole South Coast. The campus provides all a business needs to help support its own growth – everyone here loves the ease of access, plentiful car parking, amenities and the beautiful setting by the lake. We’re particularly looking forward to using our very own private balcony for staff and client events through the summer months.”

Karen Tyrrell, Client & Communications Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, concludes: ““Astute were one of the first cluster of companies I assisted in moving to the campus and will be celebrating their 10th anniversary later this year. What a great way to celebrate by doubling in size and expanding into offices in the top floor of one of our most prestigious spaces with a funky and creative fit out!”

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