Bizspace Ltd acquired Belvedere House at the very start of 2017. Since then they have renewed leases with existing tenants including Firefighters Charity, Castle Trust and Workfront.
In a real coup, the entire 1st floor of 24,500 sq ft has been let most recently, to Reassured Ltd (https://www.reassured.co.uk/see link below), who will relocate up to 250 staff member from their current base in Alton.
In addition, Belvedere now also features a virtually full floor of co-working space, to be operated by specialist provider, Desklodge. This is the first offer of its kind in the Basingstoke office market and is a reflection of strengthening demand in an up and coming sector.
Co-working environments generally take the form of ‘funky’ and ‘quirky’ office space, available to hire through a membership scheme. The idealogy is based on ultimate flexibility, such that offices, meeting rooms, kiosks and different styles of working places can be hired by the hour, half day, day or for some other agreed period. The rapid growth in the sector is largely in response to recognition that the office market is now made up of different kinds of potential users of space, all with differing requirements for occupation, style and brands of co-working areas, relative to private offices.
Ultimately the ground floor of Belvedere House will offer a vibrant atmosphere, supplemented by the onsite cafeteria run by Hartleys and the Bizspace serviced office centre which is due to open elsewhere in the 120,000 sq ft building later this year. All the signs are that collaborative working environments are becoming increasingly popular with SME’s and corporate businesses alike, not just those with a younger staff demographic.