Vote Now!

Inviting occupiers to vote for our Charity of the of the Year

Thursday 4 July

Cast Your Vote for the Next Charity of the Year!

As we approach the end of our partnership with Fair Ways, our Charity of the Year for 2023/24, we reflect on the incredible impact they’ve made on the lives of children in their care. Your support has been invaluable, and now it’s time to embark on a new journey with a fresh cause to champion.

We invite anyone who works at Lakeside, to help us choose our next Charity of the Year and you can cast your vote via the My Lakeside app.

We’ve received several nominations from local charities, each of which does extraordinary work in our community. Now, we need your help to decide which of these deserving organizations will receive our collective support for the coming year.

Meet the Nominees:

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to funding research and providing education and support to prevent heart diseases. By voting for BHF, you’ll be supporting life-saving research and helping to save countless lives.

Mind – Havant & East Hants

Mind is committed to providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. A vote for Mind means contributing to better mental health services and ensuring that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust

The Portsmouth Hospitals Trust provides high-quality healthcare services to our local community. By choosing this charity, you’ll be helping to improve patient care, fund vital medical equipment, and support the dedicated staff who work tirelessly to save lives.

The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation offers support to deaf children and their families, helping them learn to listen and talk. Your vote will help this foundation continue its essential early intervention programs and support services for families dealing with hearing loss.

How to Vote

Review the Charities: Click on the links above to learn more about each charity and the incredible work they do.

Cast Your Vote: Click here to vote. It’s quick, easy, and your vote will help determine which charity will become our focus for 2024/25.

Spread the Word: Encourage your colleagues to vote! The more voices we have, the more representative our choice will be.

Voting closes on 8 July.

Why Your Vote Matters

Choosing our Charity of the Year is a meaningful way to give back to the community. It’s an opportunity to unite as a business campus, focusing our collective efforts on a cause that will benefit from our support. Whether it’s funding crucial medical research, providing mental health support, enhancing healthcare services, or supporting children with hearing loss, each charity on our list is a worthy candidate.

Let’s make a difference together. Your vote will help ensure that our chosen charity receives the support it needs to make a significant impact. Thank you for your participation and for being a part of this important decision.


Cast your vote now and let your voice be heard!


Solar Panel Project

Update on Solar Panel Rooftop Installations

🌞In a week of sunshine on the south coast we have an exciting progress update on our solar panel project! 🌞

We’re pleased to announce that work on our solar panel canopies on the rooftops is nearing completion, alongside significant progress on the remaining car park installations.

The panels on Building 5000 (shown in red on image below) have been plugged in, and in just 3 days these panels have already generated enough power for the average annual energy usage of a typical 2-3 bedroom home (according to Ofgem’s medium usage data).

The energy produced by the solar panel canopy in Car Park F, from March to June, could power more than 80 similar homes for an entire year!

Thanks to Custom Solar LTD who are carrying out work on this installation on behalf of the energy services team at Portsmouth City Council who own our business campus. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our journey towards a sustainable and greener future.

If you’d like to find out more and look at Lakeside for your office space, click here.

Current Job Vacancies

Start your new job at Lakeside!

Want to work at Lakeside?

Come and join our thriving business community here at Lakeside, it really is a great place to work and there are some brilliant businesses on site to work for, here’s a selection of current jobs on offer with some of them:


Recruitment Consultant

Senior Recruitment Consultant

 Carrington West

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Graduate Recruitment Consultant

Associate Consultant

Recruitment Consultant

Payroll and Billing Team Leader

Chiltern Marine

Cadet Training Officer

Hewitt Matthews

Senior Paid Media Executive

Front End Website Developer

Hippo Waste

Customer Service Advisor

Southern Coop

Company Secretarial Assistant

Lead Management & Tax Accountant

Legal Assistant

Payroll Co-ordinator

Health & Safety Manager




South Coast Property Award Win

Portsmouth City Council Wins Commercial Landlord of the Year

South Coast Property Awards 2024

Portsmouth City Council wins prestigious award for Lakeside North Harbour

Owners of Lakeside North Harbour have been named Commercial Landlord of the Year at the awards ceremony last night – continuing regional success and recognition for the south coast’s premier business campus.

The campus, owned by the Portsmouth City Council and managed on their behalf by Avison Young, scooped the award at this year’s South Coast Property Awards in recognition for its innovative approach to tackling challenges and attracting new occupiers in its thriving business campus.

Alongside this achievement, Lakeside was also a finalist in the ‘Workplace of the Year’ category this year, having won the award for the past two years. These awards and recognition celebrate an organisation’s commitment to inclusive work cultures, attracting and retaining occupiers which Lakeside North Harbour and Portsmouth City Council value highly.

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

“We are thrilled that our team’s hard work has been recognised at the South Coast Property Awards yet again this year. This is a huge achievement and everyone involved in making this happen should be proud of the work done so far. 

 “Our space offers an inspiring and relaxing environment, creating a unique experience for everyone. This includes our commitment to environmental sustainability, with a 130-acre site that sets us apart, alongside modern facilities for all.

 “Lakeside is more than just a workplace; it’s a collaborative environment redefining the concept of where and how we work.”

If you’d like to find out more and look at Lakeside for your office space, click here.

National Receptionist Day

Celebrating all of the Receptionists and Front of House Teams

Wednesday 8 May

Want to work at Lakeside?

Wednesday 8 May, is National Receptionist Day.

This day gives us an opportunity to recognise all of the receptionists who work for companies onsite, for all of their hard work juggling people, phone calls, paperwork and the valuable contribution they make to life at Lakeside.

Thank you to our front of house team, Karen M, Karen R, Karole and Gemma – who are always on hand with a smile to welcome our occupiers and visitors.

In recognition of this day we’re giving every receptionist a free hot drinks voucher to redeem in The Hub restaurant.

If you are a receptionist on site, or would like to nominate your company receptionist, please RSVP via My Lakeside and come along at 1pm to the Building 1000 Reception to redeem a voucher.

Don’t forget to say a big thank you to your receptionist and front of house team on this special day!


Meet the Manager – Ian

Interview with Ian Cox

Manager of the Buildings & Facilities at Lakeside

Interview with Ian, the Lakeside Senior Estates Manager

We sat down with Ian, the man who keeps our buildings and facilities in tip top shape at Lakeside.

There is a lot of work that goes into ensuring a busy site like Lakeside runs smoothly and looks good. To find out how everything works behind the scenes, we grabbed a coffee with the Facilities Manager, Ian Cox.

Read on below to find out more!

Thanks for catching up with us today, what exactly does the role of Estates Manager entail?

Facilities Management is all about the work behind the scenes, looking after our buildings, ensuring all of our occupiers can operate successful businesses. My role evolves around compliance, managing health and safety, fire risk and where ever possible efficiency of the large heating and cooling plant associated with the Lakeside campus. We also manage the visitor experience through Reception/Meeting Rooms along with cleaning, mechanical and electrical services, security and landscaping across all of our buildings and site grounds.

What do you enjoy most about working on Lakeside?

Every day is different you never know what challenge is going to present itself when you arrive each morning, the site can be very technical and challenging to operate!  I am very lucky to have a fantastic team who all have their own strengths which gel very well.

What are some of the unique challenges you have to face with Lakeside?

Lakeside is built on reclaimed land and actually sits just below sea level. Before the land was reclaimed the tide used to break along the edge of the western road which is sat around 1.5m above our car parks. If you look around Lakeside there are various canals, ornamental ponds and water ways which along with fresh water springs return and circulate towards the main lake. The water is monitored by level sensors and pumped under the A27 out to sea. We have recently had issues with our pumping system ending its life after 25 years perfectly timed with the heaviest prolonged rainfall in recent history! I have often wondered if the car parks would be under water when I arrive, but we have measures in place to ensure this shouldn’t ever happen.

How did you start working at Lakeside and how long have you been here?

Initially I came to Lakeside as a maintenance manager in 2008, working for Johnson Controls, this allowed me to learn all of the technical services across this unique site. I was leaving Lakeside after accepting another role, but was then offered the FM direct with the landlord in 2010. It was a very easy decision to stay at Lakeside, as it was clear to see that even after 16 years, this is the best business park on the south coast with unlimited potential.

Where’s your favourite spot on site?

There is a lovely spot just behind a copse of trees to the rear of building 1000, which looks straight up the lake, it’s very peaceful and quite perfect for enjoying the surroundings on a summer’s day.

What’s your best kept secret local restaurant?

The Jolly Sailor on the Hamble river is very nice and also another good place to be on a summer’s day when I’m not working at Lakeside!

Well, that’s all the time we have, thanks so much for sitting down with us and filling us in on Facilities Management.

My pleasure!

You can meet Ian and other members of the FM Team at our next Occupiers Forum on Wednesday 17th April at 10am.

We have plenty more interviews with the great people that keep Lakeside running, keep your eyes on the homepage for more.

New Occupier – Local NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

March Move In

Lakeside is the new home to local NHS Trust Team

Lakeside, Portsmouth’s leading workspace, has announced a lettings deal with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) who have taken 24,500 sq ft on site, and moved in during March.

The campus, renowned for its operational flexibility, emerged as the sole provider capable of accommodating the relocation of some corporate services staff to free up space for increasing clinical capacity at the Queen Alexandra Hospital site.

This collaboration underscores Lakeside’s shared commitment to community health and well-being, benefiting residents of Portsmouth and beyond.

Simon Bateman, asset manager at Lakeside North Harbour, added: “We’re very pleased to have supported PHU with this relocation and to build on our relationship between the council and the NHS, to help better the local community and its needs.

“At Lakeside, we always go the extra mile to meet our tenants’ specific needs, and we look forward to seeing NHS staff benefit from our modern facilities.”

 Spread over 130 acres, Lakeside offers a stunning rural setting, alongside a 13-acre lake with woodland and an abundance of outdoor space.  The campus is not just a workplace, but somewhere with a thriving business community, enabling organisations to offer their employees a place “beyond the office.”

Click here for more information on available space at Lakeside.



Child Care On Site

Introducing Tops Day Nursery

Our on site child care facility

Find out more about the nursery

The Tops Day Nursery is based opposite Building 1000 and the Central Square retail area at Lakeside North Harbour, just look for the green/living roof.  They provide early education and care for children from 3 months old until preschool age.

They offer a friendly and active nursery, with a team who love exploring the surrounding green spaces around us with the children, as well as utilising natural resources indoors. They also offer a variety of extracurricular activities like Tops Forest School and Tops Cooking School, so there is something your children can be a part of, whilst learning new skills.

Their children love to play in the big garden, especially In the mud kitchen, and inside they love to engage in messy play, storytelling and singing.

What makes the nursery unique?

Strong partnership with parents: The nursery values its partnership with parents and provides prompt support when necessary. Regular communication is maintained to keep parents informed about their child’s progress and next stages of learning.

Support for learning at home: The nursery provides parents with ideas to support their child’s learning at home, ensuring that the learning experience is holistic and continuous.

Quick communication and progress updates: Parents praise the nursery for its quick communication and sharing of information about their child’s progress, demonstrating a commitment to transparency and parental involvement.

Close bonds with staff – Children have close bonds with staff who understand and respond quickly to their needs, fostering a sense of security and trust.

Flexible booking options – Every 15 minutes is important because your time is valuable which is why they offer flexible early education and care, so you only pay for the time you need. With long opening hours, from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, it means they are here when you need them. There’s also free settling-in sessions and they offer you a variety of funding options.

Famous menus – They offer no-added sugar meals including vegan and vegetarian options plus they recently introduced venison into their menus, which has gained the attention of national press and amazing feedback from the children and parents

Better rates for you – They also offer a subsidised rate for Lakeside occupiers.

Why Lakeside?

Being situated close to the lake and natural surroundings provides a serene environment that enhances the overall experience for the children. The park’s natural beauty offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life, allowing children to reconnect with nature and enjoy outdoor activities such as picnics, walks, Tops Forest School and bird watching.

Tops Forest School encourages physical exercise which is important for a healthy balanced life and Lakeside offers the perfect environment to do so.

Why Portsmouth?

Having a nursery in Portsmouth, serves as a vital pillar within the community for several reasons. Firstly, Portsmouth is a vibrant and close-knit community, and having accessible childcare facilities ensures that families have the support they need while contributing to the overall well-being of the area. Secondly, the demand for high-quality, all-round childcare is ever-present, and they pride themselves in offering comprehensive early education and care services that cater to the diverse needs of families in the area.

By providing a nurturing and enriching environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive, we contribute to the development of future generations and the prosperity of Portsmouth as a whole.

Please feel free to pop in and visit the team at the nursery, as they would love to show you around.

HFA Partnership

Lakeside Partners with the Hampshire Football Association

Supporting the new King George V Football Complex

Hampshire FA has formed a partnership with Lakeside to both align and compliment the opening of the new and improved King George V Football Complex. The partnership presents Hampshire FA with an opportunity to promote its range of services, offers and the new site to the Lakeside occupiers who will also be offered opportunities to use the new facilities at the new complex.

As part of the partnership, Hampshire FA will host a networking event incorporating the park’s occupiers with the association’s own commercial partners, deliver presentations at the site to inform as many occupiers as possible of the new site and additionally will utilise its various digital channels to continue to highlight the availability of the local football complex and county FA services.

“The new King George V Football Complex is in a prime location for accessibility with easy access to the M27 links and more. The opportunity to join forces with the local business park, also means that we can target individuals as well as teams, promote the site as well as the competitive corporate offer provided as part of this partnership. This will in turn invite more people into the game, through the flexibility of booking during lunchtime slots on the site, encouraging the staff to make time for sport as part of their daily work schedule. This is in every way a mutually beneficial arrangement”

Neil Cassar, Hampshire FA CEO.

“We’re excited to be partnering with the Hampshire FA who are now our new neighbours. The wellbeing of our occupiers is one of our top priorities, ensuring we provide a great working environment with an array of amenities including sporting facilities. The opportunity to use the football complex and take part in a Lakeside tournament will further enhance the work life balance of all who work and enjoy life on site at Lakeside.”

Simon Bateman, Asset Manager, Lakeside North Harbour.