Building services consultants IWA today moved into a new office in Pacific House on Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park.

Established in 1979, IWA designs heating, lighting, water, drainage and other mechanical and electrical systems for property developers, architects and building owners. It has many long-standing clients including Brighton & Hove City Council, Vinci Facilities and Newhaven Port.


IWA has been based in the same premises in Eastbourne town centre for the last 20 years but decided it was time to move to more modern, flexible offices. The temporarily-quieter COVID-19 market gave director Phil Erridge the chance to step back to review the company’s needs and choose the right new premises.

Phil Erridge explains:

“I looked at various options in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, but Pacific House clearly stood out. The communal feel of being part of a vibrant business hub is highly appealing. The building is in a great, easily accessible location right by Sovereign Harbour, it has a contemporary feel and the shared facilities including reception and meeting spaces make great sense for a firm like ours.

“It’s also important that Pacific House has flexible expansion space to accommodate our future growth. I’m Eastbourne born and bred – and really happy to have found the right offices to enable me to keep the business in the local area.”

IWA’s staff have been working from home during lockdown but will return to work at the company’s new office in the coming week.

For more on IWA, visit its website.

About Pacific House:  Developed by Sea Change Sussex, Pacific House is a contemporary, three-floor business centre. It is largely occupied but has a small number of offices available for small and medium companies.

The low-energy building incorporates a light-filled atrium, conference facilities and break-out areas for informal meetings.

In addition to Pacific House, the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park has sites which can accommodate further premises up to 80,000 sq ft. Companies can commission Sea Change to develop bespoke freehold or leasehold properties for them or can buy serviced sites to create their own.

The Innovation Park is designed to provide an economic boost to the area by providing high-quality premises and sites on previously disused land. It is three miles from Eastbourne town centre and five minutes’ walk to the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Sovereign Harbour’s marina and retail park.

Anyone interested in offices in Pacific House or sites on the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park should contact one of Sea Change’s agents:

They can also visit for more information and to download a brochure.