Relocating from their current premises in Plantsbrook House and Spencer House, the company, which operates over 550 funeral homes, 30 crematoria and has a strong market presence in the provision of funeral pre-arrangement plans, has signed a 15 year lease on this innovative courtyard office development. Property agent Harris Lamb represented Dignity.
Employing 2,200 members of staff nationwide, Dignity’s new head offices will benefit from on-site car parking, whilst its close proximity to the company’s existing premises will offer a convenient location and a smooth transition for Dignity’s current employees.
Of the relocation, Richard Portman, Corporate Services Director for Dignity added, “Whilst our staff will benefit from a host of improved facilities, the increased floor space at King Edwards Court enables us to centralise our operations, allowing us to bring together our Head Office and Client Service Centre team under one roof.”
Speaking of the transaction, Director of Newbridge Capital Investments, Piers Rooke, added, “KWB provided us with an excellent service. Due to their attention to detail and level of expertise, they demonstrated their ability to overcome commercial difficulties in this challenging economic climate.”
Borne from KWB’s market intelligence and in-depth knowledge of the occupier marketplace, the letting represents one of the most significant office deals in Sutton Coldfield for many years. John Bryce of KWB added, “This was an amazing transaction. Put together in 2009, when market conditions were difficult, this essentially proved the robustness of the Sutton Coldfield office market.”