Car Share

Launching Another Site Sustainable Travel Scheme

Car share, a great sustainable travel option now available at Lakeside…

 

Everyone has their own sustainability goals and practices, but have you ever considered sharing a commute as part of yours?

The biggest polluter when it comes to employee commuting is single-occupancy vehicle use, with an average of 62% of journeys being made by a single driver without passengers. Particularly for workplaces without accessible public transport links, travelling by car is the most sensible and accessible mode of transport.

Introducing the My Journey Car Share app- designed to be a safe, efficient and easy solution to conserving CO2, freeing up parking spaces and removing cars from the road on your daily commute. Even sharing your ride once a week as either a driver or passenger has a significant environmental impact.

The My Journey Car Share app was launched in September 2023. All businesses at Lakeside have been set up within a secure network and by signing up with your work email address, you’ll be added to that secure network. Within the app, you will be able to match with other staff, to share a car ride on your commute to work. You can register as a driver or a passenger, set your shift patterns up to a week in advance, and drivers will be matched with potential passengers along their route, working the same shift patterns.

The My Journey Car Share app is designed to alleviate a number of pain points on your commute. Is parking at work in short supply? Do you end up paying for car parking daily? Are you too far removed from public transport links for it to be a feasible option? Maybe the option of sharing a car ride once in a while just means a bit more conversation and entertainment on your commute?

It’s free, helps to reduce traffic and parking congestion, and you’ll also be entered into prize draws and opportunities to win rewards in return for ride sharing.

Click here to find out more and if you have any questions or queries about using the app, email support@liftango.com -Liftango is the company providing the technology behind the app, and will deal with any queries you may have directly.

 

Charity of the Year Update

Fair Ways Christmas Campaign

Thanks for your support…

Fair Ways are delighted to update on the results of the 2023 Care leavers Christmas appeal.

Thanks to the generosity of staff, occupiers at Lakeside, Shaping Portsmouth, and the public, Fair Ways put together an amazing 53 rucksacks and gift bags full of essentials, toiletries, warm clothes, chocolate, and Christmas gifts for care leavers in the Portsmouth area.

This was an extraordinary response to what was just a short 2-week campaign.

Working in partnership with Portsmouth City Council, over 40 bags were donated to care leavers in Portsmouth. The remaining bags were also distributed to Fair Ways care leavers with whom we have maintained relationships.

We know that these bags brought some joy at Christmas and beyond for these young care leavers.

Fair Ways would like to thank everyone who donated, whether that be items or money to the appeal – your generosity has made a real difference this Christmas.

Following the response this year, Fair Ways will look to launch a larger care leavers campaign in 2024.

 

“As a children’s charity, Fair Ways believes that we should support care leavers who are obliged to leave the care sector at 17 or 18 years of age. We know that Fair Ways Christmas appeal will make a difference and thank you to everyone who supported us”

Gareth Webb, Managing Director

 

If you’d like to find out more about Fair Ways and see how you can help the charity, please click here.

New Plants

Going greener inside and out!

Additional planting in The Atrium…

Lakeside’s communal entrance to Building 1000, the Atrium, has had a vibrant makeover, courtesy of the team from Architectural Plants.

Nestled amidst acres of lush greenery outside, our workspace is now flourishing indoors with the addition of four stunning Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) plants, strategically placed in our reception area.

Beyond the aesthetic appeal, these green companions bring a plethora of benefits. Scientifically proven to purify air, reduce stress, and enhance productivity and creativity, the introduction of these plants aligns with our commitment to fostering a healthy and inspiring work environment.

As Lakeside continues to prioritize the well-being of its occupants, we’re excited to see these Birds of Paradise thrive, creating a greener, more invigorating space for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome to a workplace where nature and productivity harmonize seamlessly.

Wedding Expo

One-Day Wedding Expo at Lakeside

Sunday 21 January 2024

 

Lakeside is set to host Hampshire’s largest one day wedding planning event

 

  • Over 120 wedding professionals will be in attendance at the PMN Wedding Fayres Expo

 

PMN Wedding Fayres, Hampshire’s renowned producers of prestigious events and exhibitions are set to kick off 2024 with a grand celebration on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

 

Lakeside will play host to the largest one-day wedding planning event on the South Coast, building on the success of the 2023 wedding expo, transforming LNH’s campus into a wedding wonderland conveniently located under one roof.

 

The event will offer an opportunity for soon-to-be-weds and their loved ones to discuss ideas and inspirations with over 120 wedding professionals, covering all aspects of the big day – from dresses and transport, to venues and jewellery, helping couples to turn their dream wedding into a reality.

 

Amidst the bustle of wedding inspiration, guests can also look forward to a delightful array of entertainment options, including fashion shows and live acts that will make for a memorable day.

 

The event offers the opportunity to purchase exclusive Expo-Edition Deluxe Wedding Gift Bags, when reserving Free Tickets for the event, alongside fully stocked on-site cafes and eateries throughout, making the wedding expo a truly memorable day.

 

Paul Nother, Director PMN Wedding Fayres said: “Following the huge success of our January 2023 Hampshire Wedding EXPO, we are thrilled to bring the event back again in January 2024, to Lakeside, North Harbour.  This local landmark venue is ideal, with significant space and facilities, whilst light & modern, easily accessible and ample onsite parking. The venue team are also a huge support and we cannot wait to work together once more.

 

Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour said: “ Lakeside has always played an integral part in supporting local businesses –  hosting the South Coast’s largest wedding planning event is an absolute pleasure and a great opportunity to show the campus to a new audience. LNH has ample free parking spaces along with excellent transport links to ensure a smooth commute to and from the expo.” 

 

Visit PMN Wedding Fayres for more information and ticket details.

 

Current Job Vacancies

Looking for a great place to work?

Want to work at Lakeside?

Come and join our thriving business community here at Lakeside.  The onsite amenities at Lakeside – including a beauty salon, hotel with a fully equipped spa and gym, and five cafes and shops – offer convenience for our occupiers, whilst the landscape provides the perfect getaway from the office. And there’s parking for over 3,000 cars (with EV charging) plus a free shuttle bus into the centre of Portsmouth and local areas.

Here’s a selection of current jobs on offer with some of our businesses on site:

Astute

Talent Specialist

Business Development Manager

Senior Recruitment Partner

Recruitment Partner – Power Generation

Recruitment Partner – Solar Energy

Recruitment Partner – Renewable Energy

Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Partner

Carrington West

Associate Consultant

Checkatrade

Inbound Sales Executive
Sales Executive
Membership Retention Advisor

Complaints Investigation Specialist

Customer Service Coach

Customer Service Advisor

New Member Vetting Team Leader

Vetting Advisor

Credit Collections Officer

Call Quality Assessor

Staff Engineer

Data Analyst

Head of Engineering

Product Trainer
Senior Category Manager  
Senior Marketing Delivery Co-ordinator
People Business Partner
UX Product Designer

Dunstan Thomas

Senior Project Manager

Markerstudy

Claims Operations Team Leader

Team Leader

 

Water Saving Initiative

Sustainability Project to Save Water on Site

New water conservation initiative results in significant savings…

 

A recent water saving project at Lakeside has resulted in a 50% reduction in water usage, saving 13,000,000 litres per annum, after implementing water efficient technologies across various areas of the campus in August this year.

Lakeside collaborated with H2OiQ to install its recent water saving system benefiting the campus and present occupiers. The project has demonstrated significant water savings and reduction in carbon footprint, taking a step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility as a business.

The installation of aerated flow restrictors for wash hand basins and dual flow outlets for kitchen sinks has reduced water consumption from an average of 7.3 litres per minute to 3.5 litres per minute. The cost effective air gap valves also feature a delayed filling mechanism that ensures only the required amount of water is used for each flush and has proven to save nearly 3 litres per flush, contributing to water conservation.

One of the key outcomes of the water project was the significant reduction in daily average water usage from 72,800 litres to 36,480 litres since its installation in August. The project is estimated to result in annual savings of over £27k, benefiting both Lakeside and its occupants through a return on investment.

Portsmouth Water Limited’s Jim Barker, Head of Water Resources, played an integral part in the project by contributing to the water conservation project at Lakeside by helping towards funding the scheme that has not only saved significant volumes of water but is estimated to also have reduced 4.74 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

 

Richard Butler, Business Director at H2OiQ, said:

“This project was a great example of working together to achieve what most would think impossible, achieving a 50% reduction in water consumption with a rapid 11 month payback. The importance of preserving our precious resource is now being recognised and we are proud to showcase what is achievable. There are literally 100s of thousands of water inefficient buidlings out there that need to action water consumption reduction.”

 

Jim Barker, Head of Water Resources at Portsmouth Water Limited, also commented on the initiative:

“With pressures coming from climate change and population growth, water is a resource that is under more stress than ever before. As part of our commitment to the environment and to developing sustainable water supplies for the future, we were happy to support this initiative – and have been impressed by the results. This project clearly demonstrates that consciously managing water use is not only good for the environment, but also makes solid economic sense.     

 

Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, added:

We have recently invested in another initiative on campus that conserves water while reducing our carbon footprint showcasing our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility as a business. The water efficient technologies installed will benefit all of us in the long run and is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future.”

 

To find out more about our sustainability on site please follow this link.

Cup Recycle Campaign

Join the Lakeside Cup Recycle Movement

Launch Date 7 November

Did you know….

Only 0.2% of the 2.5 billion cups used annually in the UK are recycled!

At Lakeside over 2,000 cups are used in a week, and now we’re making it easier for you to recycle your cup.

On Tuesday 7 November, we launch the #LakesideCupCycle movement, in conjunction with our site clearning company Eco Drift.

Here’s Antoni from Eco Drift to explain more on ‘how to recycle your cup at Lakeside’.

You’ll see we’ve placed cup recycle bins around the site and their team will also be on hand to encourage you to use these.

We’re offering free hot drinks vouchers to the first ten people to recycle their cups.  Please share a picture and tag @lakesidenorthharbour #LakesideCupCycle on instagram or RSVP and comment on this post.

Help us to make our site more sustainable and join the #LakesideCupCycle movement today!

Current Job Vacancies

Looking for a great place to work?

Want to work in the Workplace of the Year?

Lakeside campus recently won this prestigious award at the South Coast Property Awards 2023, and was recognised for being an innovative working environment, with fantastic amenities and inclusive work culture.

Come and join our thriving business community, here’s a selection of current jobs on offer with some of our occupiers on site:

Checkatrade

Onboarding Coach – Sales
Account Executive/Cross Sales
Inbound Sales Executive

Customer Service Advisor

Membership Retention Advisor

Vetting Advisor

New Member Vetting Team Leader

Income Officer

Customer Service Quality Assurance Analyst

Onboarding Coach

Data Analyst

Product Trainer

Senior Data Scientist

Senior Software Engineer

Head of Product Service

Product Manager

Data Engineer

Markerstudy

Pet Claims Assessor

Insurance Partner

Meet The Occupier

Introducing Hewitt Matthews

Meet the Occupier – Hewitt Matthews

We asked Carl Hewitt, Co-Founder and CEO of agency Hewitt Matthews, why Portsmouth and what it means to work at Lakeside…

Tell us about Hewitt Matthews

Hewitt Matthews is a Portsmouth and London based Paid Media Marketing and Web Services agency, recently shortlisted at the European Agency Awards 2023 and UK Dev Awards 2023.

Hewitt Matthews works with a number of brands including the NHS, Carnival UK and BOXPARK to build websites and drive revenue.

What makes you unique?

We exist to help bring people together and enjoy life, however they choose to do so!

That means getting more people doing the things they truly love.

Whether that’s booking a skiing holiday, going on a cruise, having a meal out or simply going for a bike ride. Our agency live to facilitating people’s enjoyment of life through the promotion of the products/services that support it.

Why Lakeside?

My business partner, Reece, and I were both born and raised in Portsmouth. It was always our aspiration to have our office based in Lakeside. The atmosphere at Lakeside is friendly, supportive and full of energy, and we’ve collaborated with many companies also based on the premises – the community was ideal for us. As two young entrepreneurs, looking to continue developing and to grow our business, the people you can meet here are incredible.

The building itself is great – Clients often comment on how much they like our office. But it’s the proximity to nature that makes the location really special.

The lake is right on our doorstep, and we often see wildlife, including rabbits, running around – we’ve had days where we’ve been stressed, and it’s been helpful to have options to get out into nature.

Why Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a great place to build a positive business reputation – if you do a good job and are a good person, word travels fast. Businesses are rewarded for doing good work, more so than in other cities.

Despite being densely populated, Portsmouth has a fantastic close-knit community. Everyone knows each other – there is always someone willing to pick up the phone and willing to help.

If you’d like to locate your business at Lakeside, Portsmouth’s premier business campus, click here to view our spaces.

 

Site Sustainability

Making our site greener and more sustainable

Update our latest new inititiatives

Site sustainability is one of our top priorities…

And caring for the environment is also one of Lakeside’s core values – from creating the right atmosphere for our occupier community, to driving sustainability and efficient use of our valuable resources.

Recent activity on site has included;

  • Starting work on a major solar project – one of the largest of its kind in the UK, with solar panels covering the buildings and car parks, plus a large battery storage facility, enabling us to generate green power for the site and save occupiers money!
  • Providing bird and wildlife habitats – working in partnership with The Hampshire Wildlife Trust, we’ve put up a considerable number of bird boxes, insect hotels and hedgehog houses around the site, as well as creating a special bird viewing seating area for occupiers to enjoy.
  • Planting more trees – over the last year we’ve planted 25 trees, which not only enhance our environment and provide pollen for our bees who live in their hives on site.
  • Offering more sustainable travel options – occupiers can now choose to travel to work by either our free shuttle bus service, Voi electric scooters or Beryl bikes and we’re also planning to launch a car share scheme soon too!

Over the last year we’ve undertaken many new initiatives, to ensure our site is sustainable and environmentally friendly – you can read more about our work and future plans here.