Archant Community Media has taken 8,500 sq ft on a new 15- year lease at £14 per sq ft. Archant is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK, with a portfolio of more than 50 news brands and 1,600 employees.
North East London NHS Foundation has also taken a 15-year lease on 5,265 sq ft at £16.50 per sq ft.
David Cuthbert of Hanover Green said: “Barking is only 15 minutes from the City of London by train and rents are competitive in comparison with other locations as well connected. There is a further 35,000 sq ft of office accommodation available at Maritime House and the building has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard.”
CEG’s Rachel FitzGerald added: “Barking is in the midst of an exciting period of regeneration. Redrow delivered Barking Central, a multi award winning mixed use quarter, in 2010 and more recently, Bouygues has partnered with Grainger, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Asda on their London Road scheme bringing much needed affordable rented housing, supermarket and Technical Skills College into the town centre.
“The community has embraced the new facilities and the enthusiasm of Council Leader, Cllr Darren Rodwell, for further development, is infectious. New residents and businesses are being drawn to the transformed town and this is reflected in the take up of office space at Maritime House.”
Maritime House is located on Linton Road in Barking, close to Barking train station. Office suites are available between 2,090 and 34,221 sq ft.
CEG was advised by Hanover Green.