Portsmouth’s leading workspace and premium Solent business campus, has secured global online recruitment company Totaljobs as a new occupier.
The UK’s largest hiring platform, with headquarters in Bluefin, London and offices across the UK, has taken over 10,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in Lakeside North Harbour to accommodate their employees.
Totaljobs is a familiar face having had a long-standing presence in Havant area. Totaljobs has said goodbye to its home of 22-years at Langstone Technology park, with all staff members now moved to the new Lakeside office.
Selected for its high-quality workplace environment, the new space has been designed and fitted out for Totaljobs, ensuring a focus on the view of the lake. The light and airy space has been cleverly designed with the future of work in mind and offers an array of collaboration, social, wellness and quiet zones for projects that need focus.
Plants dotted throughout the office help break up the space and complement the calming colour scheme that runs throughout all three of the offices that Peldon Rose has helped to design and fit out. The location remains convenient to the firm’s South-Eastern members of staff.
Totaljobs will join a collection of well-known companies at Lakeside including IBM, Virgin Media, Checkatrade, SSS and AT&T. The 130-acre site offers a vibrant and diverse environment, currently home to a large community of occupiers spanning industries such as maritime, life sciences, accountancy, recruitment, technology and engineering.
Alex Foster, Head of HR Transformation at Totaljobs, said:
“At Totaljobs we’re committed to driving our business forward as a global recruitment technology provider. Our mission is powered by our people, and we want to support them by offering best-in-class working environments.
“Lakeside was an ideal choice given our longstanding presence in Havant. Our new premises will offer staff improved, design-led facilities that allow them to embrace new ways of working in fresh, modern surroundings that reflect our brand purpose. The site has a real community feel to it, and we’re looking forward to moving in and becoming part of that.”
The Lakeside campus is known for its rural surroundings, including pockets of rugged woodland and a large lake. It boasts wildlife walks and plenty of outdoor space, while its management delivers a range of occupier-led events designed around interacting with nature – supporting employee wellbeing and productivity.
This latest letting follows a string of recent deals for space at Lakeside, including NHS Property Services, leading insurance broker Markerstudy Broking and life sciences and diagnostic equipment manufacturer Scienion.
Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, commented:
“Last year was a rapid year of growth for Lakeside that saw us perform well and build an unrivalled experience for our community. Our aim is to meet the need for innovative and contemporary space that draws people back to the office and fosters a real sense of belonging.
“This deal with Totaljobs is testament to the offer of Lakeside, building on our 2022 momentum and nods to an even stronger 2023.”
The deal was led by agents for Lakeside North Harbour, Vail Williams and Lambert Smith Hampton.