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Outsourcing and IT systems company Civica opens new Bristol office with 180 staff

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Written by: Gavin Thompson | Posted 15 October 2015 11:21

Outsourcing and IT systems company Civica opens new Bristol office with 180 staff
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An IT systems company has moved into Bristol city centre in the biggest letting deal of the year so far.

Civica has opened a new office at the Spectrum office building, close to Cabot Circus shopping centre.

The deal, brokered by property consultants JLL, is the largest in Bristol city centre since the start of the year.

Civica, which employs more than 2,500 people in more than 30 offices in UK and overseas, will be bringing together teams from three offices in the wider Bristol area into one central location with the potential to expand over time.

Initially, 180 people will be based at the new office.

Group HR director Wendy Merry said: “As Civica continues to grow, so we continue to invest in our people and facilities in order to ensure the business remains a great place to work.

“The new property will ensure we can create a flagship office in an excellent location.”

The firm has agreed a lease for 15,000 sq ft of space in the building, which was recently bought by Maddox Property Partners.

Maddox is undertaking a comprehensive refurbishment of the property, improving existing facilities as well as providing additional ones such as a café and business lounge and meeting space.

Civica was advised by property consultants Ian Culverhouse and Co while JLL and Knight Frank are joint letting agents for the landmark building.

Steve Lane, associate director at JLL in Bristol, said: “The fact that Civica has chosen Spectrum is positive news for the building and the city.

“This letting, combined with the fact a high specification refurbishment is being undertaken, highlights that demand for good quality offices in the city centre remains high against a backdrop of reducing supply.”

The Spectrum building had been on the market for £16.6 million before it was snapped up by Maddox in June.

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