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Hays moves to new office in Southampton

The workforce solutions and recruitment experts take space at One Dorset Street.


The RO Group is delighted to announce that it has signed a new 10 year lease with Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd at the Group's One Dorset Street property in Southampton.


Office for rent, One Dorset Street Southampton

Hays identified the modern property, which has been substantially refurbished, as their preferred long term re-location option in the city as it best serves their practical needs as well as conforming with their wider ESG policies. The property benefits from a number of carbon reduction measures including; EV charging points, a new VRF air conditioning system, regular reviews of on-site energy use through the CUBE competition and a 2-star Fitwel rating.


Hays plc is the world's leading specialist in workforce solutions and recruitment. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK, Germany and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe, Latin America and Asia. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


Ed Davidson, Asset Management Director, RO Real Estate:

"We are excited to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Hays, who are already a tenant at GNRB, Watford. We are committed to working together to see where we can drive efficiencies on ESG matters and it is this partnership approach that is critical to the long-term success of both companies in achieving their ESG targets.

"Their commitment to this building is not only testament to our relationship, but also the quality of the building and its location."


David Kershaw, Group Real Estate Director, the RO commented:

"We are very pleased to welcome another high-quality services company to our architecturally striking One Dorset Street property in Southampton.

"We wish Hays well in their new office, and trust that their staff will be happy and productive in One Dorset Street, which has been fully upgraded in line with best in class employee wellbeing standards."


One Dorset Street is located in one of the most prominent parts of Southampton's main business district. It has been fully refurbished to a very high standard to meet the requirements of the modern office occupier. The office space has a barriered car park and secure, enclosed cycle storage and separate shower and changing facilities.


One Dorset Street was the first Fitwel certified building in Hampshire. The Fitwel scheme is the world's leading certification system that optimises buildings to support health and well being. Everything in the office space has been designed to create an inviting environment that improves occupant health and productivity. Employee wellness is an increasingly high priority for all modern businesses and this office certification not only puts employees' health and wellbeing at the heart of the workplace, but also provides employers with formal recognition of these benefits.


The RO was advised by Vail Williams and Osborne Clarke. Hays was advised by Wallace LLP.

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