Basing View is a 65-acre business park situated in the heart of Basingstoke, a short walk from the railway station and town centre.
A programme of major redevelopment is transforming Basing View and opening up a wide choice of business space options for companies of all sizes.
One of the best connected and affordable business destinations in the south east, Basing View delivers an attractive combination of convenience, excellent road and rail links, a great working environment and access to a highly skilled workforce.
As the freeholder, the council is playing a key role in helping promote and stimulate new investment in the area and is committed to investing long term in Basing View.
The redevelopment programme includes plans to develop in excess of 700,000 square feet on various council-owned land parcels within Basing View amounting to over 15 acres. The project has also attracted significant investment from the Enterprise M3 LEP.
Basing View is a first-class destination for businesses, with a mix of new, planned and refurbished office space, a new business class hotel, a wide range of amenities and the convenience of a town centre location. Around 4,500 people currently work at the park and it is envisaged that the regeneration project has the potential to double the number over the next 15 years.
The business district is currently home to more than 180 national and international businesses as well as a growing SME community and a new state-of-the-art 5G Living Lab.
Current occupiers include Network Rail, Waitrose, ENI, The AA, Sun Life of Canada, BNP Paribas, WSP, Wates, the Ministry of Defence, Sovereign Housing Association, Reassured, RSM and Penningtons Manches Cooper.
A number of new Grade A offices are planned or under development to meet current and future demand in the Thames Valley and M3 corridor. For more information visit the Opportunities page.
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Basing View has a thriving tech community with its hub at Belvedere House, which hosts a range of networking events and tech start-up support. It is also the planned location for a 5G commercialisation Living Lab to enable start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses to trial products, services and applications and bring these to market faster. The Living Lab, together with a planned Digital Growth Factory incubator, will provide a comprehensive 5G ecosystem, supported by indoor and outdoor 5G connectivity, that will include business incubation and acceleration, technical expertise and support, networking and events, commercialisation support, access to academic research, VR and AR facilities, skills development programmes and flexible incubation space.
Basingstoke’s tech credentials were highlighted in the 2019 Tech Nation Report, which ranked Basingstoke in fourth place in its list of top UK cities for scaleup tech investment from 2015 to 2018. In the 2018 Tech Nation Report, Basingstoke was also recognised as one of 16 tech towns in the UK with above average digital density and ranked in the top five for productivity. The town was also ranked as the 9th best UK city or town for careers in IT by a CompTIA study in 2019.
A new Village Hotel opened at Basing View in early 2020, bringing new amenities to the park. The 153-bedroom hotel has a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, a group cycle studio with Les Mills workouts and a wide choice of fitness classes. There is also a Village Bar and Grill providing all-day dining, an on-site Starbucks coffee shop, conference facilities and co-working space.
Village Hotels agreed a 250-year lease with the borough council and invested £20 million in the hotel which has created more than 100 new permanent jobs. Funding for the ground levelling of the site where the Village Hotel is located, was provided by the Enterprise M3 LEP.
Find more details on the Village Hotel.
Companies based at Basing View are within easy walking distance of the town centre’s extensive retail and leisure facilities. A Waitrose store at the gateway to Basing View also offers a café, wine bar, sushi counter and juice bar as well as retail facilities.
The award-winning Eastrop Park with its boating lake, footpaths and trim trail is easily accessed via the footbridge by the Lower Basing View car park. In addition, a new pocket park in front of the Village Hotel provides outdoor seating areas and has been planted with trees, shrubs and wildflowers to increase biodiversity in this town centre location.
These amenities are important for increasing health and wellbeing opportunities and a sense of place and community for those working at the park.
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All businesses based at Basing View are invited to attend regular Business at Basing View meetings, which provide updates on developments, networking opportunities and a range of presentations on relevant business topics. To find out more about forthcoming Business at Basing View meetings and register to attend, visit the events page on the Basing View website.
For enquiries about the council’s plans for Basing View, please contact Martin Jones, Head of Property and Assets, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council by calling 01256 844844 or emailing Martin.JonesPS@basingstoke.gov.uk.