Sewell Group invests in new East Yorkshire offices

Sewell Group has invested in a new office building on Hessle’s Bridgehead Business Park as the business continues to expand and diversify its offering.

The 9,500 square foot office, which formerly belonged to Beal Homes, will house two of the company’s consultancy businesses, Shared Agenda and data intelligence firm Parallel. Previously based at offices in Willerby, the companies are experiencing a growth in local, regional and national clients and have outgrown their current space.

Sewell Group is probably best known locally for construction, but the Group has diversified considerably in the last 20 years, with facilities management, property investment and development partnerships and consultancy all now forming part of the Sewell Estates portfolio.

The offices will also be used to provide extra hot desking space for the wider Sewell team. The location of the business park, with easy access to the motorway network, means the companies are well placed to serve their expanding client base across the north, and liaise easily with sister consultancy company Community Ventures, which has offices in Leeds, Stockton-on-Tees and Nottingham.

Jo Barnes, Managing Director of Sewell Estates, said:

“Being a business that was established in East Yorkshire in 1876, it was important for us to keep our local roots as we expand. Professional services have been under-represented in the area for some time, so we are keen to invest further in developing talent within the region and attracting people from across the country. Whilst our Group will continue to have its headquarters on Leads Road in Hull, this new office base will help us to respond to our recent growth.

“Our team are really excited about the move, as it will give them a better working environment, more space, and extra facilities to help make their working day run more smoothly. It’s important to ensure an attractive workspace that enables modern, collaborative working methods for our teams and our customers. As a part employee-owned business, we are investing in our future, as our ownership model enables us to take a much longer-term view than some other companies.”

“Refurbishment of an already built facility, rather than reverting to a new-build, was also important for us as part of our journey to sustainability. Our construction team at Sewell Construction are skilled in transforming existing spaces and making them more sustainable. The upgrade of the building, with the installation of solar panels and more energy efficient systems, alongside a complete refurbishment designed by our team, brings together our in-house skills. I’m delighted with the emerging results and we expect to move into the property in September.”

Bridgehead Business Park is a 612,000 square foot business development on the outskirts of Hull, located for easy access to Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and beyond. One of the UK’s greenest business parks, it is a low-density development which includes 40% landscaping and plenty of green spaces. Current tenants include the University of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Beal Homes and Porsche.