Kings Hill Secures New Letting

Rapid growth in business has led to leading electronic fire and security company, Longcross Security, relocating to Kings Hill. Currently based in Sidcup, the company will be moving into 4,661 sq ft in 2 Kings Hill Avenue in April. Fourteen staff, some of them field based, will work in the new offices and there are plans to recruit more staff, including a receptionist, cost manager and engineers. Longcross Security is a national provider for the installation and maintenance of electronic fire and security systems for commercial, retail and public sector clients – which include Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, IKEA, Ministry of Justice, prisons, courts, hospitals and schools, including Passmores School, recently featured in the TV series ‘Educating Essex’. “Despite the tough economic climate, our business is going from strength to strength,” said director Richard Harte. “As a result of our increased workload we are expanding our southern region operation and need new premises. “We decided to move to Kings Hill because it is the type of location to which we will feel proud to bring our existing and potential clients. We need to be based in an environment that reflects our position within our sector and Kings Hill fulfils that. We also needed a location that is convenient for our staff and is pleasant to work in.” Hanover Green acted for the landlord. Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, said that he was delighted Longcross Security had decided to move to the park. ‘It is refreshing to accommodate a company relocation driven by expansion,” he said. “Kings Hill is one of the few business parks in the UK which offers a range of building types and the US-inspired Flex building chosen by Longcross provides both office and ancillary storage ideal for its operation.” Kings Hill is set in 800 acres near the county town of Maidstone and is just two miles from junction 4 of the M20. It was a former airfield and is now home to around 6,500 residents and more than 100 businesses employing some 5,000 people. There is an 18 hole golf course; cricket pitch; David Lloyd Leisure centre; further recreation and sports amenities; schools and a village centre with shops including Waitrose; Costa Coffee; Domino’s and restaurants as well as a surgery, dry cleaners, shoe repairers, pharmacy and opticians.


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