Construction & Property

Published: August 2, 2022 | Updated: August 3, 2022

Expanding civil, structural, and environmental engineering firm relocates to larger premises

Waterloo House, Fleets Corner Business Park, Poole.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A Poole company which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year has relocated to larger premises.

Civil, structural, and environmental engineering firm, Calcinotto, selected Fleets Corner Business Park for its new headquarters.

The move was announced by Federated Hermes, a leading global investment manager with $634.1 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2021.

Calcinotto has signed for 4,000 sq ft of newly refurbished office space at Fleets Corner’s Waterloo House.

The unit is two and a half times larger than the company’s previous office in Poole.

Fronting onto the A349 Waterloo Road, Waterloo House has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment.

It included replacement of all windows and ceilings, and a redecoration throughout the building.

Calcinotto’s upsized office also features a large open-plan kitchen, multiple breakout spaces and meeting rooms.

It has the capacity to seat 50-60 technical staff.

Stephen Ellis, pictured left, Senior Investment Manager, Federated Hermes, said: “We are committed to upgrading Fleets Corner to ensure that every element, whether an office, warehouse or retail showroom, is suitable for the successful running of the next generation of businesses.

“This commitment to the longevity of the business park is reflected in Calcinotto’s selection of Fleets Corner, and we are proud to welcome another established local business to our community.”

Calcinotto’s Directors, Julian Calcinotto, pictured right, Matthew Singleton and Alex Wait, added: “Following our continued growth and success over the last few years, we have been eager to find the ideal office to enable the next step in our company’s expansion.

“With a fairly long list of non-negotiables, we wanted an office close to the major regional routes where we could proudly welcome our clients, enjoy an abundance of on-site amenities, and benefit from extensive car parking.

“Our brand-new office at Waterloo House fitted our brief perfectly, and we even have extra space for a couple of all-important pool tables!”

Calcinotto now joins CityFibre as the latest occupier to take space at Waterloo House.

Galena Real Estate, JLL, Goadsby and CBRE acted for Federated Hermes on the deal.