Commercial property firm commits to larger office at business campus following mergerÂ

COMMERCIAL property consultancy Vail Williams has expanded its team into state-of-the-art premises at one of the south's leading business campuses.

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 2:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 3:57 pm
he Solent region team at commercial property consultancy Vail Williams, pictured outside 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth. Pictured front centre is Regional Managing Partner Mike Greenwood with Vail Williams Managing Partner Matthew Samuel-Camps on the right next to Mike. There are 50 in the multi-disciplinary team, with the office in Portsmouth and one at Savannah House, Ocean Village, Southampton. Vail Williams has been a resident at Lakeside North Harbour for five years.

Vail Williams' staff for the Solent region grew in numbers to 50 after the business incorporated fellow commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard in June.

A refurbishment has been carried out by Vibe Business Interiors of the 2,000 sq ft office at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth, doubling Vail Williams' previous space on site.

The firm has been a resident at Lakeside North Harbour for five years and has agreed another five-year lease with the landlord, property fund manager Northwood Regional UK.

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Regional managing partner Gary Jeffries  said: '˜The investment in larger premises at 1000 Lakeside, following the merger, underlines our confidence in the future and our commitment to the region and the growth of our business.

'˜Since the merger, bringing 26 extra people to the fold, and through Hughes Ellard's market sector expertise gathered over 45 years, we have increased our customer offering in offices, industrial, retail, leisure and the planning and development sectors.

'˜Our larger base in Portsmouth is strategically located for our professional services and complements our development appraisal, search and acquisition, valuation, rent review and lease renewal, asset management, building consultancy, disposals and investment advice.'

Vail Williams is the marketing agent for Lakeside North Harbour, a 125-acre business park with 3,000 people working for 75 companies on site.