Hemel’s the one for a host of new firms

Hemel One development in Hemel Hempstead
Hemel One development in Hemel Hempstead

Two new tenants have helped fill a development while a third has expanded in the building.

IT firm Certus Technology Group has taken an an eight year lease on 2,100 sq-ft in the four-storey Hemel One building in Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead.

Certus, which has immediate plans to more than double its workforce, has Kodak, Ericsson and BP as neighbours. Also signing up is communication services provider Kcom Group, which has leased 13,625 sq ft of the third floor for 10 years at a rent of £16 per sq ft. Five Go Live, an IT and professional services firm, has expanded and taken a new 10 year lease for a rent of £33,600 per annum or £16 per sq ft.

Hemel One owner RO Developments says the block’s amenities, including a restaurant, 24 hour security and “very generous car parking”, has attracted multiple blue chip tenants. It is also close to the M1.

RO Developments director Richard Bourne added: “In the last three months we have secured 100 per cent occupancy at Hemel One. The list of tenants demonstrates the quality of the space and our flexibility with terms. It is also testament to Hemel Hempstead as a business destination with excellent access to the M1 and to London.”

Paul Brown, chief executve of Certus Technology Group, said: “We hope to grow and expand over the next few months with plans to recruit up to seven new staff. We are liaising with local universities about setting up a graduate training scheme and are in discussions with Dacorum Borough Council.”