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  • 11th November 2008

UBC Wakefield signs first client in deal with local commercial agent

UBC has signed up its first client for one of the company’s newest serviced office centre based in Wakefield, Yorkshire. The deal with financial services company Alexander Forbes has been concluded with commercial property agent Sanderson Weatherall, based in Leeds.

UBC Area Manager Richard Johnson said: “This first deal for UBC Wakefield is a real coup; not only is it a substantial space requirement, but the enquiry has come from a traditional commercial agent whose client was looking for a highly flexible arrangement.”

Jonathon White at Sanderson Weatherall said: “Alexander Forbes needed modern high quality space on flexible terms at a well-connected address in Yorkshire to continue their expansion into the North of England. Having undertaken a comprehensive search of both serviced and traditional office space in the area we are pleased to have located and negotiated the ideal product on behalf of our client.’’

David Pye, Regional Director at Alexander Forbes added: “As a national financial services company, we have a firm commitment to the continued development of our offering and needed flexible and cost-effective office space in Yorkshire without compromising on quality. Our second base in the North of England, 1 Mariner Court is a perfect place to continue our expansion and we look forward to building further on our successes in the region.”

Calder Park is one of the fastest growing business parks in the region and has attracted a number of high profile occupiers drawn by the transport links, environment and facilities on offer. Incorporating a 100 acre nature reserve, the park is adjacent to the M1 and is home to a wide range of businesses including Mercedes Benz, Balfour Beattie, Mitsubishi Electric and the Highways Agency.