New HQ for Persimmon on Broadland Business Park
One of East Anglia’s leading housebuilders, Persimmon Homes Anglia, has commenced construction of their new head office building on Broadland Business Park.
The new three-storey building is being built at Bankside 100 and will comprise 9,000 sq ft of high quality purpose-designed office accommodation. The prestigious new headquarters building will accommodate up to 50 office-based staff who will be relocating from their existing premises at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.
Persimmon is one of the most active housebuilders in East Anglia and currently has 10 sites under construction in the Anglia region with a dozen further sites scheduled to commence over the next 12 months.
The company, which has been based in Lowestoft since the 1970s, has chosen Broadland Business Park to provide it with a greater amount of space and a more centrally located, modern facility for its expanding East Anglian operations, with space to grow, good car parking and public transport links and easy access to the road network, including Norwich’s new Northern Distributor Road.
Andrew Fuller, Managing Director of Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “The move to Broadland Business Park and into a modern new building is very positive for us. Our current base in Oulton Broad has served us well for many years, enabling us to build the business into one of the most successful in the region.
“We have ambitious plans for further growth and need a headquarters that can accommodate that expansion. The more central location of Broadland Business Park will allow us to meet the targets we have set ourselves as well as providing first class accommodation for our staff.”
Perry Linch, Fund Manager at Lothbury Investment Management, owners of Broadland Business Park, said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming Persimmon Homes to Broadland Business Park, which is already home to many of the region’s leading businesses. It will also provide them with a purpose built office building of an exceptional standard for their staff, a landscaped environment and a raft of facilities on site.”
James Allen, senior partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors, said: “It is very good news to see work starting on Persimmon Homes’ new offices at Broadland Business Park. It is in ideal location for businesses seeking Grade A office space, which is reflected in the quality of the occupiers that have been, and continue to be, attracted to the park.”
Initial groundworks commenced at the end of March. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year with staff moving in early in 2017.