Portsmouth’s leading workspace, Lakeside North Harbour, has been named Workplace of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2023. The campus scooped the major award in recognition of its property strategy at the prestigious awards.
This is the second year in a row that Lakeside has been honoured at the ceremony after being named Business Park of the Year in 2022. Along with the Workplace of the Year accolade, Portsmouth City Council, which owns Lakeside, was also a finalist in the Commercial Landlord category.
The Workplace of the Year award recognised organisations that have used their property strategy to create quality working styles, increase productivity, innovative working environments and give rise to open, inclusive work cultures, something that has been a huge focus for Lakeside North Harbour and Portsmouth City Council.
Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, said:
“We are constantly seeking new opportunities to improve the working environment for all and are thrilled that our team’s hard work has been recognised at the South Coast Property Awards once again.
‘Lakeside continues to be more than just a place where people come and work. It is a collaborative space that is changing the face of what a place of work should look like’.
‘We offer an inspiring and relaxing environment that helps provide a unique experience for all, this includes our environmental and sustainability endeavours, providing a 130-acre site that stands out from the crowd and modern facilities for all.”
Lakeside is home to world-class brands and vibrant SMEs located in superb, flexible grade A office space. Portsmouth City Council acquired the facility in 2019 and strategic real estate advisor Avison Young was appointed managing agent of the park to provide a comprehensive property management service.
The Lakeside campus is known for its rural surroundings, including pockets of rugged woodland and a large lake. It boasts wildlife walks and plenty of outdoor space, while its management delivers a range of occupier-led events designed around interacting with nature – supporting employee wellbeing and productivity.
Tom Southall, Assistant Director Regeneration – Property & Investment at Portsmouth City Council, said:
“It’s absolutely wonderful to see that Lakeside has received recognition for its market leading workplace environment. The award is testament to the dedication, vision and investment by the team and the Council in continuing to evolve the fantastic work environment and setting the tone for the Solent Region. Lakeside truly is the premier office campus for the region”.