A HOUSEBUILDER has chosen newly-converted offices in Leamington to become its first permanent home in the West Midlands.
William Davis Homes has moved into 11 Waterloo Place as the third tenant at the Grade II listed Regency building since opening this year.
The move is part of the Leicestershire-based firm’s plans to accelerate its growth in the West Midlands, which will see further expansion of its new regional team.
The company is the second new tenant announced at 11 Waterloo Place in the space of a month following on from office supplier Apex Connected, and joins law firm JG Poole & Co LLP.
The historic building is owned by Midlands property investment company The Wigley Group, which has seen high levels of interest in the site since completing a major internal refurbishment to facilitate modern office space and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
Its refurbishment has created nine modern office spaces, with meeting rooms and other facilities available on flexible terms to suit the tenant.
Jess Wood, Asset Manager at The Wigley Group, said: “When we acquired this building in 2021, we knew from our research that there was growing demand for flexible office space in a post-pandemic world.
“Employers and employees are looking to more flexible spaces that can, among other things, reduce the need for commuting to large central offices.
“It is really pleasing William Davis Homes has chosen 11 Waterloo Place and Leamington as the ideal fit for its expansion plans. Almost half of the office space here has now been taken and we are expecting it to fill up soon.”
William Davis already has successful housing developments in Coventry, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, with 11 Waterloo Place key to its plans to further its portfolio in the West Midlands.
Matt Colloby, who has been appointed as the company’s West Midlands Land Director and will lead the new team, said: “Waterloo Place is the perfect location for our new base in the West Midlands. We’re looking forward to building upon our existing operations and further strengthening our relationships in the region.”
11 Waterloo Place is a six-storey building which forms part of an early 19th century terrace of former houses that are said to be named in honour of the Duke of Wellington who visited Leamington in 1827, 12 years after his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Waterloo.