Image courtesy of White Building
The recently refurbished premises received the award at the RICS South East awards.
The White building, located in the thriving city of Southampton has been named as one of the most inspirational buildings in the region.
The contemporary edifice was highly commended in the commercial property category at the South East’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors awards night held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on 18th May 2017. The event which has been running for 10 years saw the white building being awarded the accolade alongside prestigious structures like the British Airways I-360 in Brighton which was highly commended for tourism and leisure.
The sole joint agents for the White Building, JLL and Lambert Smith Hampton have been very successful in acquiring occupants for the former Inland Revenue building. Clients that have made the White Building their metropolitan base include establishments like James Cowper Kreston, Novum Law and Wessex Petroleum with more additional space currently under offer for well known companies
Andy Hodgkinson, Director of the office Agency Lambert Smith Hampton’s south coast offices said: “we are delighted that the white building has been recognised as one of the most inspiring developments in the region.
“It further reinforces what we already knew about the white building – it really does have a buzz about it and businesses are attracted to its contemporary design and great facilities”
Facilities at the contemporary build include secure bicycle racks with the added luxury of showering and changing facilities extending a healthier alternative for occupiers – the central location of the White Building also adds to its attractiveness to companies.
Andy Oliver of Ashville Asset Management, the organisation that manages the building added: “We have worked hard to create a high quality flexible working environment that promotes a happy and productive workforce. He continued “we are rightly proud that this has been recognised at the RICS award, and it puts the White Building on par with some of the best commercial developments in the South East”
Already revered as one of the best designed office environments in Southampton, the White Building previously picked up two awards at the South Coast Property Awards in 2016 – Development of the Year and Workplace Environment of the Year. An area called “White Building Studios” has also been added to its mix of office accommodation to offer small serviced office suites.