Major office space launched in Farnborough

Thursday October 3rd, 2019



A 75,000 sq ft refurbished office located within Farnborough Aerospace Centre has been launched by Hermes Investment Management.

The launch of Ascent 1 marks the completion of three of the four Ascent buildings. Two of the buildings now fully let and 50 per cent of the remaining office space is available.

Designed by Hale Architects, the restored Ascent 1 building is centred around a newly-created 2,200 sq ft atrium, along with a full height entrance façade and enhanced reception area, set to appeal to international corporations and independent businesses alike. Sustainability is also at the heart of Ascent 1, with PV panels on the roof, electric vehicle charging points, showers and bike facilities, plus a BREEAM rating of Very Good and an EPC rating of B.

Canmoor director Sam Walker said: “After an extensive refurbishment and investment programme, it is a pleasure to now showcase Ascent 1 as part of the wider contemporary working environment and the next phase in our redevelopment, with Ascent 2 set to follow. We are in discussion with a handful of occupiers keen to acquire space in Ascent 1 and 4, and look forward to welcoming new businesses to the vibrant and engaging Ascent offer.”

The launch of Ascent 1 follows the news that direct banking and payments services company, Discover Financial Services, had signed a 12-year lease of the Ascent 3 building. The US-based company has selected the recently refurnished grade A building at Farnborough Aerospace Centre for its new UK head office.

Farnborough Aerospace Centre is the corporate headquarters for BAE Systems with Zurich Insurance, Infor and Lockheed Martin also represented on the estate. Well-connected and just minutes away from Farnborough town centre, providing direct trains to London Waterloo (30 minutes), the Ascent buildings are also adjacent to Farnborough Airport (private charter) and in close proximity to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The A3 and Junction 4 of the M3 are also both easily accessible, providing excellent connectivity for occupiers’ employees.


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