Students Staff

26 February 2016

Leading patent and trademark attorney partnership moves to Parkside Office Village

The first phase of Parkside Office Village on the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and science park in Colchester is virtually full after patent and trademark attorneys Sanderson and Co agreed to relocate from their Colchester town centre site.

Letting agents Whybrow Chartered Surveyors confirmed Sanderson and Co will be taking a 10 year lease on a 1,500 sq ft unit including onsite parking at Parkside Office Village.

Sanderson and Co offers a wide range of intellectual property (IP) services, from advice and research through to the establishment of rights such as patents, trademarks, design, copyright and domain names. The company also assists with the enforcement and licensing of IP rights.

Business Development Manager at Sanderson and Co, Phoebe Fuller, said: “We are delighted to be moving to Parkside Office Village at the Knowledge Gateway. It’s a fantastic location and the close proximity of so many innovative companies makes it an exciting and interesting place to be. We work with companies to protect their innovations and brands so we are very much looking forward to working with the University and the other companies in the Knowledge Gateway to support their needs as they grow and develop.”

Sanderson and Co join a thriving hub of innovative businesses at Parkside Office Village which benefit from access to the University’s extensive range of facilities, research and business support services. Parkside Office Village companies range from web designers to games developers, engineering safety consultants to urban design experts, and data visualisation specialists to leaders in digital marketing. Businesses include Intalyse, Lanpro, Midas Digital, Ngineered, Process Safety Solutions, Smart Networked Environments, Teaboy Games and Universal Web Design.

Whybrow CEO Ewan Dodds said: “This is a fantastic new letting and brings onto Parkside a long established Colchester business which already has strong links with the University’s new £21m Essex Business School.

“We are also already seeing strong interest in the next unit on Parkside - a new 5,000 sq ft building adjacent to the existing site which is due to be ready by this summer. So far we have secured pre-lettings with three businesses and we are receiving a high volume of enquiries from other companies.

“Thanks to this level of interest Parkside is helping the Knowledge Gateway firmly establish itself as a strong business location which is supporting the University to further extend its strong business links into both the local and regional economy.”

The University has secured planning permission for the second phase of Parkside Office Village plus a major 40,000 sq ft Innovation Centre that will accommodate more than 50 new start-ups, and give them space to scale-up.

For further details on the remaining offices within the first phase, the 17,000 sq ft second phase and new 40,000 sq ft Innovation Centre all of which have planning consent and are planned for completion in 2017, or other Design and Build opportunities from 5,000 sq ft upwards on the 40-acre Knowledge Gateway, please contact letting agents, Whybrow on 01206 577667 or .

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