4Com, the Bournemouth based telecommunications provider, have today completed their move into the newly built 9-story One Lansdowne Plaza, adjacent to St. Swithun’s Roundabout in Bournemouth. The new building, built by Watkin Jones, has seen the company leave their former premises at Loewy House to locate their nearly 300-strong team in the new 55,000sq ft office.
Commenting on the move, 4Com’s Chairman, Daron Hutt said, “This is another extremely proud day for all of us. Throughout our history we’ve moved offices to facilitate our future growth and Lansdowne Plaza will allow us to realise our ambitious plans for the coming years.”
While the company was started in Salisbury in 1999, it had relocated to Lowey House near to Bournemouth Airport in 2010 to boost growth and attract a larger number of staff. The company continued to prosper and made the decision to relocate to the new building over a year ago, long before the building was completed.
Daron continued, “When I saw the plans for One Lansdowne Plaza I knew immediately that this was the right building for our future growth. It will give us the space to expand while also affording us a greater presence in the Bournemouth area.”
Each floor of One Lansdowne Plaza has a unique theme, ranging from retro computer games, to music, to travel, with the team invited to contribute to the themes. The music floor, for example, features a CD collage of the team’s favourite albums. The seventh floor, where the canteen is located, features panoramic views across Bournemouth and Poole, as well as Pool, Snooker and Table Tennis tables.
Daron added, “I wanted our new building to be somewhere that our team look forward to coming to, so having people involved as much as possible was important. With so many floors and the team more spread out, it’s important to have a place where people can socialise and meet. It’s been a fantastic effort by the team to create such an exciting workplace and I’m looking forward to seeing all that we achieve here.”
4Com’s new registered address is:
One Lansdowne Plaza
24 Christchurch Road