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• Stonemartin achieves full occupancy for its fitted out space at its Reading building, Davidson House

Reading, UK, xx January 2008: Stonemartin, premier provider of managed space offices, has signed leases with IT and engineering recruitment consultancy, Austin Fraser, and defence, nuclear and allied industries professional risk and safety management experts, IJS Consultants - both of whom have recently moved into Davidson House, Reading, bringing occupancy levels in the building to 73 per cent.

With growth targets of 100 per cent for the first half of 2008 both in staff and turnover, Austin Fraser was looking to relocate to a town centre location that would attract the right staff to grow and sustain the business. Davidson House was chosen due to its professional and well thought out facilities, flexible leasing terms and the attractive surrounding area and amenities including Forbury Square, Forbury Hotel, Carluccios and Forbury Gardens – all of which create an appealing environment for current and future staff.

Peter Hart, Joint MD for Austin Fraser, comments: “When starting a new business market conditions can be variable. Flexible leasing terms allow us to make business decisions based on our current requirements yet we also have the ability to grow as fast as we need. Davidson House also offers the modern, friendly working environment we were looking for to encourage a healthy work/life balance promoting staff retention which is important the ongoing success of our business. We appreciate the well thought out facilities including secure bike storage and a convenient lunch delivery service which enables staff to use their lunch break to go to the gym or take care of other personal business.”

IJS Consultants has also taken occupancy in Davidson House. The company is headquartered in Manchester and is setting up a new satellite office in Reading to target the M4 corridor and the Thames Valley area. IJS will be the ninth client to move into the building in the past six months. Other signings have included: Exponential-e, Hansaworld, The ABC Connection, Systematix, Avocent, LANDesk and ACQSYS.

Davidson House is situated in the thriving Forbury district in the centre of Reading. It offers accommodation over five floors with large, flexible floorplates and a first class IoD hub conferencing suite.

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