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Three companies bring 24 jobs to Warrington tech hub The Base
Posted by Richard Bell on 23 Feb 2017
The Base, Warrington’s Grade-A tech and engineering hub, has secured three new tenants.
A total of 2,000 sq ft at the Dallam Lane facility has been let to software company Ixis, IT consultancy Avanite and tech-led sales development firm Resulting IT.
Combined, the three newcomers brought 24 new jobs to The Base.
Steve Park, managing director of Warrington & Co, the city’s new urban regeneration partnership, said: “Warrington is in the top 10 in the UK for high-growth SMEs and we developed The Base as the ultimate ‘next step’ home for companies that are starting to motor.
“These latest lettings add to a growing list of customers that are creating the new Warrington economy.“
He added: “There’s a real buzz about the building and we’ve seen a great start to 2017 with enquiries.“
Warrington & Co is also located at The Base and manages the site on behalf of owner Warrington Borough Council.
Council Leader Cllr Terry O’Neill commented: “Warrington’s economy is booming and we are future proofing our economy through our ambitious framework for growth, Warrington Means Business.
“Supporting our businesses is a key element of WMB, particularly assisting and providing business space for new start-ups to assist them to grow which is why we invested in creating The Base.“
He continued: “It’s very encouraging that these dynamic, new, high-tech businesses have chosen to locate at The Base.“
According to data, Warrington has the sixth-highest number of startups in the country and the highest in the North West.
Jayne Furnival, group property director of building managers Langtree, said: “Technology businesses want to cluster around like-minded companies and so we recently launched our BaseConnect networking platform to support this.
“It’s going like a train, with more than 60 companies already signed up and this momentum augurs well for our lettings programme.“