Building company BMR Construction has moved into a second-floor office in Pacific House, on Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park, to manage its portfolio of public and community projects in Sussex and expand into social housing.

Established in Tonbridge in Kent in 2013, BMR – which stands for ‘build, maintain, renew’ – creates school, residential, community and commercial buildings across London and the southeast.

The company currently has three senior managers, four project managers and two supporting staff managing their site teams across the southeast. It has found a particular demand for its services in Sussex, with recent projects including assisted living contracts for East Sussex County Council, residential work, and a health centre for the Mayfield independent girls school.

As a central part of its growth strategy, BMR has also formed a strategic partnership with Eastbourne-based affordable and modular housing specialist Goscombe. The companies are collaborating to deliver social housing schemes, with Goscombe manufacturing homes offsite and BMR providing the construction services to install them.

In searching for a new office to support its Sussex business, BMR looked at premises in Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings before opting for Pacific House.

Tom McDowell, BMR’s Managing Director, said: “With our increasing number of projects in the county and our new partnership with Goscombe, a Sussex office was the next logical step for our business. The only question was: ‘where?’

“We carefully considered a range of options and felt Eastbourne provided an ideal set of advantages. It’s convenient for our employees and partners, with good amenities and walks nearby. Pacific house itself is a great, well-designed building. It’s particularly appealing internally with an inspiring, airy feel and a tangible sense of headspace to think clearly on a day-to-day basis.”

BMR’s new office provides room for the company to expand, and it is currently recruiting for quantity surveyor and estimator positions.

About Pacific House:  Developed by Sea Change Sussex, Pacific House is a contemporary, three-floor business centre. It is largely occupied but has a small number of offices available for small and medium companies.

The low-energy building incorporates a light-filled atrium, conference facilities and break-out areas for informal meetings.

In addition, the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park has sites which can accommodate further premises up to 80,000 sq ft. Companies can commission Sea Change to develop bespoke properties for them or can buy serviced sites to create their own.

The Innovation Park is designed to provide an economic boost to the area by providing high-quality premises and sites on previously disused land. It is three miles from Eastbourne town centre and five minutes’ walk to the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Sovereign Harbour’s marina and retail park.

Anyone interested in offices in Pacific House or sites on the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park should contact one of Sea Change’s agents:

·        Alex Hobbis, Dyer & Hobbis: ahobbis@dyerandhobbis.com, 01424 423626, or

·        Simon Hunt, Hunt Commercial: simon@huntcommercial.co.uk, 01323 700 100

They can also visit www.sovereigninnovationpark.co.uk for more information and to download a brochure.