THE first speculative office building to be built along the south coast since 2007 is nearing completion.

Stilrey House is on the main ring road around Ampress Industrial Park in Lymington.

Property consultancy JLL, in Southampton, has been appointed jointly with Warwick Martel to market the space for let. The offices have transport links, are near to local amenities and have onsite bicycle and shower facilities.

Nella Pang, associate director at JLL, said: “It is excellent to see a brand new building of such high quality being constructed along the south coast, which suffers from an acute lack of office space. While we have seen industrial new builds come out of the ground in recent years, it has been some time since a speculative office building has been built.

“We have already had interest from local businesses in taking office space in the Lymington area and this particular building has plenty to offer in terms of its facilities, nearby amenities and transport links. It also backs onto a nature reserve, giving it an excellent aspect.”

Roland Gibbins of Westfield Developments, which is the developer and owner of the site, said: “We are delighted to be nearing completion on this exciting high quality constructed office building next to Lymington river with attractive views.

“The design ensures bright, airy offices with lots of natural light, as well as making sure the space is flexible and meets tenants’ requirements. We’ve used local businesses where possible during the construction to improve further on the building’s environmental credentials.”

Simon Martel, director at Warwick Martel, said: “Stirley House is in a tranquil position on the eastern boundary of Ampress Park with a riverside outlook and planted perimeters with natural country hedging. The building also benefits from its own solar PV generation and it has some great outdoor seating for staff to enjoy. We are pleased to be able to bring such a rare opportunity to the market.”