Firm doubles office size with big letting

EXPANSION: Discovery Court Business Park

EXPANSION: Discovery Court Business Park

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A COMPANY has more than doubled the size of its headquarters in one of the conurbation’s biggest office lettings in recent years.

WDS, a Xerox company, has taken out more space at Discovery Court in Wallisdown, the 80,000sqft building owned by St Modwen.

WDS provides customer support to wireless brands internationally. It has increased its space at Discovery Court by more than 19,000sqft to 31,395sqft.

James Edwards, associate director at Bournemouth-based letting agent Goadsby, which acted for St. Modwen, said: “This transaction is one of the largest office lettings completed in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch region since 2008 and we are delighted to have let the space to a company of WDS Xerox’s stature.

“It’s no surprise they chose Discovery Court as it is an excellent managed business centre which provides high quality accommodation, commensurate with modern office occupiers’ requirements, and the scope to expand.”

James Stockdale, development manager for St. Modwen, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with WDS and are pleased to support such a major expansion of their operations. Discovery Court is a thriving business centre and we have invested in the facilities to ensure it continues to go from strength to strength and provides the right environment for modern businesses.”

The six-acre business centre recently had its facilities upgraded, including air conditioning, new carpets and the appointment of Dorset-based caterer Manna Kitchen to provide on-site food for staff.

St Modwen’s national portfolio includes the £2billion regeneration of New Covent Garden Market in London, the re-development of London’s Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the £1bn transformation of Longbridge in Birmingham and the regeneration of more than 2,500 acres of former industrial land in South Wales.

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10:31am Mon 14 Apr 14

QP-retired says...

Extra office space? Weren't they laying people off a few weeks ago???
Extra office space? Weren't they laying people off a few weeks ago??? QP-retired
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12:07pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

WDS UK HQ is currently listed as being on Upton Road in Poole - Are they simply relocating rather than expanding ?
WDS UK HQ is currently listed as being on Upton Road in Poole - Are they simply relocating rather than expanding ? BmthNewshound
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mike R-B says...

More cycle lanes required to cope with and add to congestion on Wallisdown Roads.
More cycle lanes required to cope with and add to congestion on Wallisdown Roads. Mike R-B
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Teddy 1 says...

Parking locally!! Id be keeping a low profile if I were them!
Parking locally!! Id be keeping a low profile if I were them! Teddy 1
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Mon 14 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

Mike R-B wrote:
More cycle lanes required to cope with and add to congestion on Wallisdown Roads.
So if they took on 200 more people and all 200 came to work on bikes or in cars, which is going to affect you more?
[quote][p][bold]Mike R-B[/bold] wrote: More cycle lanes required to cope with and add to congestion on Wallisdown Roads.[/p][/quote]So if they took on 200 more people and all 200 came to work on bikes or in cars, which is going to affect you more? boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

6:39pm Mon 14 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
WDS UK HQ is currently listed as being on Upton Road in Poole - Are they simply relocating rather than expanding ?
No, the majority of it's business operates out of Discovery Court.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: WDS UK HQ is currently listed as being on Upton Road in Poole - Are they simply relocating rather than expanding ?[/p][/quote]No, the majority of it's business operates out of Discovery Court. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Mon 14 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

QP-retired wrote:
Extra office space? Weren't they laying people off a few weeks ago???
They are an outsourcer, as one client contract shrinks another grows, that's the nature of the business.
[quote][p][bold]QP-retired[/bold] wrote: Extra office space? Weren't they laying people off a few weeks ago???[/p][/quote]They are an outsourcer, as one client contract shrinks another grows, that's the nature of the business. boardsandphotos
  • Score: -1

7:32pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Bella53 says...

A member of my family has just been made redundant from this company along with over 100 others. To read in the Echo that they are expanding is really disgusting.
A member of my family has just been made redundant from this company along with over 100 others. To read in the Echo that they are expanding is really disgusting. Bella53
  • Score: 2

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