New south coast office opening for business

£4m cuts to be made in city budget

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PLANNING and design business Barton Willmore has opened a new south coast office.

The office will provide a base for the team to support existing planning and design projects across the region, as well as grow future business.

The office, at Ocean Village Innovation Centre in Southampton, adds to Barton Willmore’s existing network of 11 offices across the UK.

Robin Shepherd, partner at Barton Willmore, said: ‘The south coast region is one of the most dynamic, populous and beautiful in the UK, but it faces some serious challenges in terms of planning for the future, investing in key infrastructure, growing the economy and delivering new homes all the while protecting the very things that make it so special.

‘We believe we can contribute to tackling those challenges. Opening a new south coast office gives us a stronger platform for doing that and we’re looking forward to getting involved and bringing our skills and expertise to the table.’

Barton Willmore employs more than 360 people across its offices. It is marking 80 years in business this year.