New business hub launching soon in Abingdon

Late 2019 will see the launch of The Lambourn, a creative and exciting new business hub in the heart of Abingdon, beautifully designed to offer a wide variety of workspace.

Formerly known as Lambourn Court, the former HQ building has been acquired by Mantle, the Hertfordshire based commercial property investor and developer, to create traditional office space alongside a business centre offering serviced office space for 1-20 persons, meeting rooms, virtual office services and co-working

The Lambourn is one of Abingdon’s largest office buildings, in a prominent position at the entrance to Abingdon Business Park. The building is undergoing significant refurbishment with the large floor plates being reconfigured to suit modern day working styles.

The Lambourn was designed by progressive and dynamic architecture practice Selencky///Parsons, a South London firm known for creating inspiring, practical and coherent spaces. The design incorporates revitalised interior business spaces, including co-working and break out areas; showers, and new outside landscaping. Mantle will complete the fit-out using its in-house team.

Mantle already operates five business centres in the East of England in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Duxford, Stansted and Stevenage. Each building has its own unique identity, all providing high-quality flexible workspaces in central locations with contemporary interiors and all the equipment and resources that companies need to succeed. Mantle’s on-site staff provide secretarial and professional support, including professional virtual services taking care of calls and mail whilst their customers take care of their business. They also host a programme of in-house networking events that provide an excellent opportunity for personal growth and business development, as well as the opportunity to make valuable connections.

The Lambourn is Mantle’s sixth business centre, its first in Oxfordshire, and part of a strategy to expand its offering throughout the south east.

Guy Baker, chief executive officer, Mantle said: “Following our successful growth in the east of England’s serviced office and business centre market, we saw the opportunity and demand to provide meeting rooms, serviced offices and office space to the Oxfordshire area. Our plans for the building are transformational and once finished, will appeal to those people and companies looking for competitive, flexible, Grade A and well-located office space.”

Mantle has appointed Carter Jonas as its leasing agency.

Jon Silversides, partner, commercial, Carter Jonas said: “Mantle has committed to invest in a comprehensive remodelling and refurbishment project to provide a combination of their established business centres brand together with more traditional office space. Our team is excited to be instructed by Mantle on this high-profile building which we believe will prove extremely popular due to a combination of the lack of office space available on the A34 corridor, the quality of refurbishment proposed and the flexibility on offer.”

The refurbishment of the whole building is underway to create vibrant business spaces and meeting rooms. The building is due to open late 2019. For more information, email Jo Hart, Group Development & Marketing Manager, Mantle: or call on 01279 874300.

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