Four new tenants for ninth floor of Brunel House

22 March 2022
  • Four new tenants for ninth floor of Brunel House in Cardiff, Cooke & Arkwright

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Four new tenants have signed leases for office suites on the ninth floor of Brunel House, one of the largest office buildings in Cardiff city centre. The deals were secured by Cooke & Arkwright and Knight Frank acting on behalf of landlord Castleforge.

IT infrastructure recruitment specialist Franklin Fitch Recruitment was the first to take up one of the new suites and has expanded into the 1,162 sq ft Suite 6, on a two-year lease agreement.

In addition, procurement and online store systems developer Mercateo UK has signed a five-year agreement for the 990 sq ft Suite 3, JCP Solicitors has taken the 1,044 sq ft Suit 9 on a three-year lease and Imaginet has taken the 850 sq ft Suite 5 on a three-year lease.

Cooke & Arkwright are joint letting agents with Knight Frank on the 225,000 sq ft multi-let Brunel House, which is situated in Fitzalan Road.

Lewis Andrews, practice manager at Franklin Fitch, said: “We have been in Cardiff for four years now, and needed more space to enable us to accelerate our growth. In South Wales it is getting harder to recruit good IT specialists as companies work harder to hold onto their best employees, and we see great scope for expansion in helping the large number of growing companies to find the people they need.”

Jack Beckett, leasing manager at Castleforge (Landlord), said: “The suites on the ninth floor are our latest addition to the Brunel offering and as one of the largest buildings in Cardiff we have now created affordable space to suit all occupiers’ requirements, from 1-2 desks to 500+ staff.”

Mark Siddons, Associate at Cooke & Arkwright added:  “Brunel House dominates the Cardiff city skyline with 225,000 sq ft of office space set over 16 floors. The building has undergone extensive refurbishment and provides high quality office space as well as space for tenants to meet and greet clients, pick up a coffee or take a break for lunch.”

Mark Sutton, partner in the Cardiff office division of Knight Frank, said: “All four companies have chosen office space from the 'Suites At Brunel' offering on the ninth floor, which is the ideal solution for anyone wanting hassle-free relocation, with a range of smaller office suites ready to use from day one.”

Brunel House is home to household names including Starling Bank, Countrywide Lawyers and Regus.

l-r: Mark Siddons of Cooke & Arkwright, Lewis Andrews, practice manager at Franklin Fitch, and Mark Sutton of Knight Frank

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