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MP Justin Tomlinson at the opening of the refurbished Gemini House

MP opens refurbished office complex

Eight new companies have been attracted to Gemini House at Groundwell in Swindon since the first phase of its major refurbishment programme was completed.

A new reception area and totally overhauled communal internal courtyard have helped to lift the property which now offers good quality offices in a tranquil setting.

“Minton Group is proud to have attracted a wide range of new occupiers to Gemini House,” said Ashley Bourne, director of the building’s owners, who recently hosted a drinks reception for occupiers and business leaders.

Justin Tomlinson, MP for Swindon North, visited the building and was able to talk to new occupiers including recruitment agents, eyewear suppliers, IT providers, website designers and financial consultants.

He welcomed the inward investment that has been undertaken at the property to create quality offices at affordable rents which has encouraged business expansion.

“It’s fantastic to see investment into newly refurbished office spaces which is encouraging new businesses to come here and provide jobs.

“Here in North Swindon, we have seen 5,345 new business start-ups, helping deliver over a 50 percent fall in unemployment, since May 2010.

“This is, in part, thanks to buildings like this, which encourage new entrepreneurs and companies to grow and develop here in Swindon,” he said.

Joint letting agents Alder King and Keningtons have witnessed a high level of enquiries following the refurbishment.

James Gregory, partner at Alder King, said: “As the economy has steadily improved during 2014, we have seen companies keen to capitalise on the opportunity to take occupation of their own offices on flexible terms.

“The building also offers excellent access to the A419 and the town centre as well as offering excellent car parking.”

Jeremy Sutton, partner at Keningtons, said: “It has been pleasing to see companies who have only been in occupation for a few months needing to expand already. Gemini House provides a wide range of different sized suites and therefore we have been able to accommodate people’s needs”.

For further information regarding the current availability at Gemini House, contact James Gregory at Alder King or Jeremy Sutton at Keningtons.