AREVA doubles up at Birchwood Park


PATRIZIA, the manager of Birchwood Park, Warrington, has announced existing occupier, AREVA Projects UK, has expanded its presence at the North West’s leading business destination.

The technical consulting and engineering business, specialising in the nuclear industry, has completed the letting of 305 Bridgewater Place, taking over 7,000 sq ft. The expansion more than doubles AREVA’s office space at Birchwood Park and marks the 40th anniversary of the firm’s UK operations.

Ian Alderson, head of consulting and deputy managing director at AREVA Projects UK said: “In 2016, our UK consulting business joined forces with AREVA’s UK engineering team to offer a fully integrated range of technical services to clients. A major part of integrating these services was finding a new office space which could cater for an increased number of staff, and facilitate collaborative working on a daily basis.

“Having enjoyed the many benefits that come with being based at Birchwood Park, we were very keen to stay on the park with this move. The environment here is very much geared towards supporting business growth, from the availability of meeting rooms and networking spaces perfect for welcoming visiting clients, to the real community feel.”

At 305 Bridgewater Place, employees are in close proximity to Birchwood Park’s business and leisure destination, The Centre, which includes onsite meeting rooms, a restaurant, Starbucks, gym and communal workspaces.

Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, added: “It’s a mark of the flexibility on offer at Birchwood Park that we are able to accommodate occupiers’ growth plans. AREVA is the perfect fit for our thriving nuclear cluster so it made complete sense to find a new space for them on the park that could support the team at this pivotal moment for the business.”

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