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Brighton-based company Phlorum Ltd has purchased a 1,730 sq ft (161 sq m) office unit at the Woodingdean Business Park, Brighton’s premier out-of-centre business location. Phlorum – a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy – has purchased the unit from the UK’s leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen.

Established in 2003 at the Sussex University Innovation Centre, Phlorum, has become one of the UK’s leading environmental and ecological consultants. It is an expert in the eradication of Japanese Knotweed and also boasts extensive expertise in providing Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments as well as land contamination, sustainable buildings, air quality, noise and vibration surveys. The company’s success has forced it to look for new premises in a highly accessible location to service its national client base.

Woodingdean Business Park is located approximately three miles from Brighton and boasts easy access to major routes including the A27 and A23. St. Modwen has developed the park in phases since 2005. Phlorum’s unit is one of sixteen new offices on phase three of the park, which benefits from private access and substantial parking in a landscape setting with stunning views of the South Downs National Park and the English Channel.

Nick Kay, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “Woodingdean Business Park has been a continuing success story. Phlorum is a great example of a thriving local business for whom these self contained offices are ideally suited. We now only have three units left and we have a great deal of interest in these and we expect to welcome further companies to the park shortly.”

Richard Schofield, Director of Phlorum, added: “Our company out-grew our previous offices and we were looking for somewhere that allowed us to expand while also providing the additional security of owning our premises. Our strong local links also mean that space, connectivity and atmosphere are crucial. In Woodingdean we’ve found a base that delivers on all these fronts and we look forward to growing our business to fill the new space.”

Oakley acted for St. Modwen and Gardner Leader Solicitors and the Tierney Group represented Phlorum.