Portsmouth-based workspace Lakeside North Harbour has secured a string of new lettings as business growth and investment picks up following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eco House Solutions, a provider of green energy solutions for residential and industrial property, has taken 3,122 sq ft of space, alongside concrete and waste management business Service Supply Network, which has signed up for a 2,246 sq ft office to support its continued expansion. Completing the trio with 3,724 sq ft of space is Visitor Chat, a live chat business specialising in automotive and property, which has relocated to Portsmouth from Southampton.
The trio of deals comes as Portsmouth City Council data finds that business investment in the region has grown by 2.4% in Q2 of 2021. While not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, the figures show that the city’s recovery is gaining momentum, with the rate of job creation in the region peaking at a near 25-year high, while claimant count for unemployment has decreased to 5.9%, the lowest since April 2020.
Existing occupiers for the space include IBM, Virgin Media, Capita, and AT&T.
Russell Mogridge, Lead Partner of Vail Williams’ Business Space Agency team, said: