Integrated property advice is ideal recipe for new Greggs main office
Bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs is relocating its main office to Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside, following our integrated advice.
A number of staff in central roles will relocate to the three-storey, 30,715 sq ft Grade A office space Q9 building at the business park in the first half of 2016. Current occupiers of the business park include Tesco Bank, Balfour Beatty and British Engines.
Greggs initially appointed our architecture team in 2014 to design a modern, innovative new office space which would relocate the company’s employees in the region into a modern business hub. Our architecture team worked closely with our office agency team to confirm Greggs requirements could be accommodated within the Q9 building.
Our distinct integrated collaborative approach enabled Greggs to secure a new main office which our architects designed to exactly match the company’s needs.
Quorum Business Park was selected due to its prime location, excellent transport links and close proximity to Greggs’ existing Innovate and Arcadia offices and its Balliol and Gosforth production centres. Our integrated turnkey service will also see us project manage the design and construction process.
Commenting on the head office relocation, Ashley Ritchie, group property manager at Greggs, said: “We have worked with Sanderson Weatherall for many years, so we knew that we could trust them with a project of this magnitude and have confidence in their ability to deliver it.
“The integrated approach that the firm provides meant that we benefitted from a powerful combination of creative thinking, energy and practical advice throughout. We are pleased with the terms of the acquisition negotiated by Sanderson Weatherall and excited to see the office designs becoming a reality.”
Head of commercial agency, Robert Patterson, identified and negotiated the acquisition on behalf of Greggs, whilst Lee Sanderson, head of our national architecture team, designed the new office fit-out. Building consultancy associate partner, Victoria Bollands, will assist architecture with co-ordinating the refurbishment.
Commenting on the Greggs relocation instruction, Robert Patterson said: “We are very proud of our longstanding partnership with Greggs and extremely pleased to have assisted the business with its head office relocation.
“Greggs is an iconic North East brand, so for us to be involved in a project that will help the business continue to evolve is something that gives us all a huge degree of satisfaction. We wish Greggs’ head office staff all the very best in their outstanding new home.”
Quorum’s on-site amenities include tennis courts, a seven-a-side football pitch and a boules court, a children’s nursery, shops and a restaurant. Around 500 trees have been planted and quiet garden areas and piazzas with fountains and benches are located throughout.
The Hub, Quorum’s occupier centre, offers pool bikes, a commuter centre and a car share scheme. It also organises barbeques, social and sporting events with over 300 on-site events each year.
Fergus Trim, development director at Quorum Business Park, said: “Greggs’ arrival is outstanding news for Quorum and testimony to the excellent environment we have created here for people to work and relax in.
“Throughout the acquisition and design process the Sanderson Weatherall team have been professional, diligent and thoughtful. The team’s detailed knowledge of Greggs and their vision for what our Q9 building could offer their client meant that all parties were able to work together in partnership to complete the acquisition.”