October 7, 2009
SEETEC OPENS NEW CENTRE AT HIGHCROSS’ EQUIPOINT, BIRMINGHAM
Seetec, a leading provider of employment, training and IT services has selected Highcross’ Equipoint building in Yardley, as the location for one of five brand new employment and training centres in the Birmingham area.
The organisation has taken 7,389 sq ft of office space on the fourth floor of the Equipoint building on a seven-year lease at an average rent of £9.60 per sq ft.
The move follows Seetec’s winning of a flagship Government contract in Birmingham and Solihull from The Department of Work and Pensions.Called Flexible New Deal, the contract is a new initiative for individuals who have been claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance for over twelve months, and provides a tailored, work focused approach to help them get back into employment.
Equipoint’s appeal for Seetec lay in its central location, easy access for customers and DDA compliance. Seetec Commercial Property Manager, Sharon Adams comments: “Equipoint has good security in place and the working office space is light, airy and of a good size. The management team from Highcross has also proved to be very accommodating and efficient, which has made the whole implementation process easier.”
Around two hundred local people will be employed at Seetec’s five new centres in Aston, Kings Norton, central Birmingham, Solihull and Yardley. The company will be working with Jobcentre Plus, local businesses and a wide range of partner organisations in Birmingham and Solihull, to deliver the new programme.
Highcross asset manager, Helen Barker says: “This is a significant letting and highlights Equipoint’s flexibility and wide range of high quality, affordable office space.”
Equipoint is a prominent, landmark building, providing quality refurbished office accommodation from small suites of around 200 sq ft to whole floors of 11,000 sq ft. Larger requirements of up to 30,000 sq ft and more can be accommodated across adjoining floors. Located on the Coventry Road (A45) junction with the Birmingham outer ring road, it has easy access to Junction 6 of the M42 and convenient public transport links
Agents for Equipoint are Colliers CRE and Vail Williams.