Posted on: October 11, 2017
Fast-growing environmental waste company CountyClean has moved into the largest office within Sea Change Sussex’s Pacific House on the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park. The firm is joined by two other new tenants in the building – McMillan Williams Solicitors and tech firm Flamethrower.
Only six offices now remain available to let.
CountyClean Group occupies a 4,412 sq ft office spanning half of the top floor of the contemporary Pacific House building. Its new premises were officially opened by Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd last Monday, 9 October.
The company provides liquid waste management services across the south east and London. It started in 2007 and has grown into a multi-million-pound business with a fleet of 20 vehicles, 47 staff and vacancies for five more.
The firm has expanded from its original household services to include commercial and industrial waste disposal plus emergency response to spills and floods. It has set up a civil engineering division to repair, service and install pumping and drainage systems. Last year, it opened its own waste treatment and recycling facility. It has also just started a road sweeping operation.
CountyClean has ambitious plans to continue this expansion, aiming to become a significant national environmental services company.
The company moved to Pacific House from converted farm buildings near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, which it had outgrown.
Mike Walker, Managing Director of CountyClean, explains:
“We looked at many offices across East Sussex but were sold on Pacific house because the team was so welcoming: nothing was too much trouble. The location is perfect, close to local amenities. There’s plenty of parking. The space we now have is refreshing – it gives us a much more professional image and the vibe in the building is great. We’re so pleased with the outcome.
“We have ambitious growth plans and are always on the look-out for great talent, so if anyone fancies joining us in our wonderful new offices, just look us up.”
For more on CountyClean, visit www.countycleangroup.co.uk.
McMillan Williams Solicitors was founded in 1983 and has 500 employees across London and southern England, providing personal and commercial advice. It is one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country.
The company has just opened its first Eastbourne office on the ground floor of Pacific House. It will initially have eight staff in the building and specialise in residential conveyancing and family law, before expanding to offer additional services.
Dominic Harrison, McMillan Williams’ Chief Operating Officer, explains:
“We analyse potential new markets rigorously and Eastbourne ticks all our boxes. It’s seeing significant investment, has a busy commercial sector and an expanding young population. We’re confident we can grow a successful business on the back of this, with local staff delivering our mission of providing high-quality legal services that are accessible to everyone.
“We looked at a wide range of offices across Eastbourne and Pacific House was clearly the right option for us. It’s a fabulous, well-appointed building with room for us to expand. Our staff are thrilled to be there and enthusiastic about getting our new branch off the ground.”
For more on McMillan Williams, see http://mwsolicitors.co.uk.
Flamethrower plc is a digital asset company that owns and operates web sites, domain names and apps for Apple’s iOS, Android, and Mac devices. It has moved into an office on the top floor of Pacific House, opposite CountyClean Group.
The company was set up in 2016 by entrepreneur Conrad Windham with an initial focus on building a diverse portfolio of apps, predominantly for iOS and Mac devices.
The portfolio has been expanded through direct development and acquisition and includes popular navigation apps such as Compass Heading and Where Am I At? In August, Flamethrower’s portfolio received more than 125,000 downloads via Apple’s App Store.
Flamethrower has also built a notable presence around Minecraft, the second best-selling video game of all time, owning 12 tutorial guides for Mac devices along with https://MinecraftCommand.Science, a popular Minecraft fan web site.
Conrad Windham comments:
“I was keen to base Flamethrower in my home county of Sussex. Eastbourne made a great deal of sense, offering better value than places like Brighton, whilst still having excellent transport connections including direct rail links to London.
“I chose Pacific House as I liked the idea of being part of a hub of SMEs and like-minded entrepreneurs, working alongside each other to grow their respective ventures. It’s also a modern, light-filled, low-energy building with plenty of parking, and it’s walking distance to the restaurants and cafes at Sovereign Harbour Marina. It offers everything I was looking for at this stage of Flamethrower’s development.”
About Pacific House: Developed by Sea Change Sussex, the building is a contemporary, three-floor business centre. With six remaining offices available from around 600 sq ft upwards, it is suitable for small and medium companies.
The building incorporates a light-filled atrium, conference facilities and break-out areas for informal meetings. It is designed to be a low-energy building and has parking spaces for 130 cars.
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