Software Firm Take New Office Space in Coventry as Part of 10th Anniversary
Acumen Business Systems (ABS), a software development company based in Coventry, have moved to a new office space in an event that marks the firms 10th anniversary.
Previously occupying office space in a unit in nearby CashΓÇÖs Lane, the new offices of the software firm will be at The Boiler House, an office building located within the Electric Wharf Development located just to the north of CoventryΓÇÖs City Centre.
The development is located on the site of CoventryΓÇÖs first power station and was constructed in 1895. Today the entire site has been re-developed into a creative business community, with the sites existing buildings being converted into workspace for businesses and has already attracted over 20 companies to the canal side environment complete with retained features from its industrial past.
A central feature of the concept behind the Electric Wharf development, of which The Boiler RoomΓÇÖs office space is a part of, is the re-using of old buildings, recycling building materials in order to save raw materials and reduce the developments impact upon land-fill.
The developers hope that creating a community of similar businesses will encourage interaction and the exchange of business ideas ΓÇô a concept which is often championed by providers of serviced office space who have long understood the advantages to working within a close nit business community.
Speaking on thebusinessdesk.com wedsite, ABSΓÇÖs Director Rik Whitehouse said: “We moved into our new office exactly 10 years to the day since the company was launched.
“Business has been going well and after 10 years renting we decided it made sense to buy our own office and, with the anniversary as well, moving in makes it a double celebrationΓÇ¥
The re-development of buildings with an industrial or varied past into office space has become popular in recent years, with older buildings often being resurrected and many businesses viewing the history and arcitectrial features that such buildings can offer as an attractive alternative to the modern office block. This trend was explored a little while ago by our dedicated Content Manager Joanna Disney in her Property Conversions: Top 10 Serviced Office Transformations article ΓÇô which explores and highlights a variety of buildings which had been re-developed and now offer serviced office space to businesses.