THE engineering and environmental consultancy BWB has made Nottingham its flagship presence in the East Midlands with a move into a prestige office complex in the Southside professional quarter.
The firm, a key player in the construction of a series of commercial landmarks, has taken the fifth floor at Waterfront House, the Grade A office complex which forms part of Waterfront Plaza, the mixed use scheme built by Northern Ireland developer McAleer & Rushe.
They leased the 8,650 sq ft suite in a deal secured by John Proctor, of Nottingham property consultancy FHP, and James Hall, of Geo Hallam & Sons, who acted for the landlord, law firm Shoosmiths.
BWB has been in business 21 years and is now the largest privately-owned engineering and environmental consultancy in the East Midlands.
It has a 90-strong team working at Waterfront Plaza, one of a network of offices which takes in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. In total, the £10.5m-turnover business employs 140 people.
It delivers a range of engineering services centred around the built environment, transportation and infrastructure and environmental sectors.
Managing director Steve Wooler said: “The past few years have been a period of great change for the industry, but BWB Consulting has come out of it in a strong position and ready to expand.
“We went through a management buy-out in 2008, we have completed a successful refinancing, and the move from our old home in the Lace Market into a state-of-the-art environment in Nottingham’s emerging professional district makes a bold statement about our ambitions.”
John Proctor said the building provided an ideal location, with excellent facilities and a well-connected position.
He said: “Southside is becoming established as Nottingham’s central business district. It is within walking distance of the city centre and alongside the railway station with its connections to London. The expansion of the tram means that it will be directly linked to the ng2 Business Park and beyond.
“As the economy picks up, I would expect many more businesses to want to take advantage of this kind of location.”
Source: Nottingham Post