OREGA CREATES A BUZZ WITH THE BEEHIVE
Expanding serviced office provider Orega has this month opened a new 22,000 sq ft business centre in The Beehive next to Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex.
The iconic art deco building, which was the original airport terminal, has been taken by Orega on a new 10-year joint venture management agreement with the Bland Group based on a rental of £20 per sq ft.
The Beehive was vacated in August last year after former occupier GB Airways was sold to easyJet. The Bland Group, which had owned GB Airways, bought The Beehive from BAA in 2001.
Dating from 1936, The Beehive was the world’s first circular airport passenger terminal and is grade II* listed. It took five months to gain planning consent to covert the building into serviced office space and the Bland Group has invested £1.2m in a complete refurbishment.
The two-storey building on Beehive Ring Road now offers flexible, modern offices with leading-edge IT and telecoms technology, contemporary interior styling, fully equipped conference and meeting rooms, and 128 parking spaces. It also features a dynamic interior and exterior lighting system which changes the colour of the building throughout the day and evening.
Within the business centre, Orega can provide a full range of services, from couriers and proof-reading to hotel reservations and language translation.
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