Mountjoy, a building maintenance company which provides services to local authorities, universities, housing associations, schools and the NHS, is relocating its headquarters within Portsmouth.
In a deal through property consultancy Vail Williams, Mountjoy is moving into Fairfield House, Kingston Crescent, close to the ferry port just off the M275. The company will be vacating leased units in Farlington with the aim of having staff in the HQ in the next two months. Employing more than 300 staff, the company specialises in high-quality construction, refurbishment, building maintenance and facilities management across the south of England.
In a 10-year lease, the annual rent for 6,890 sq ft over three floors is £110,240 plus vat, equivalent to £16 per sq ft plus vat.
Simon Ingram, Managing Director of Mountjoy, said:
“We are delighted to agree the lease at Fairfield House. It was really important for us to find a new office in Portsmouth and this new lease confirms our commitment to investing in the city. It’s great to have the keys and crack on with the refit. We are aiming to move staff in during January.
“The new office will provide an improved working environment for 70 head-office staff including our maintenance helpdesk teams, our building projects team and our central support functions including HR, IT, Finance and Business Development.”
Oliver Hockley, surveyor from Vail Williams said:
“This is thought to be the largest letting of its kind in the city centre since the pandemic and a fit-out is underway by Mountjoy, which has leased part of the ground floor and the entire first and second floors.”
In total Mountjoy employs more than 300 staff, ranging from professional project managers, estimators and quantity surveyors through to skilled tradespeople including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and roofers.
Mountjoy have satellite offices in Southampton, Woking, the Isle of Wight and Horsham.