Commercial property

Global tech firm moves to Chippenham

Written by Peter Davison.

Bewley HouseLogistics technology firm Descartes Systems Group is moving into office space at Bewley House in Chippenham, coinciding with their UK team expansion.

The multinational technology company, headquartered in Canada, specialises in software and services to improve the operational efficiency and regulatory compliance of logistics and transportation operations with customers including John Lewis Partnership, Maersk Group and The Coca-Cola Company.

Employing over 1,300 people globally, they operate from 72 offices, three of which are in the UK.

Descartes Systems UK Ltd will be moving to the third floor of Bewley House, occupying 2,695 sq ft of office space joining global technology giant, Siemens PLC, and international engineering, design and consultancy company, Ramboll.

The Chippenham team will also be expanded having recently added a number of new hires in software development, customer support and marketing.

Andrew Tavener, head of marketing at Descartes, said: “Descartes is making this investment in the UK in order to continue to grow and attract the best talent in software development, support and sales and marketing.

“The new office is required to accommodate this and future growth. It will also provide us with first class facilities for staff, meetings and training with our customers.

"The central location and direct transport routes to London, Bristol and Bath makes it an ideal location for our employees and for business connections.”

HPH Commercial Property owns and manage the landmark Chippenham building in addition to many other office, industrial and retail space across the region.

HPH has invested heavily in Bewley House in recent years and the office building offers occupiers, shower facilities, superfast fibre to premises broadband, LED energy efficient lighting, electric vehicle charging points, intelligent lighting in stairwells, boasting strong sustainable and environmental credentials.

Lindsay Holdoway, managing director of HPH Commercial Property, said: “Descartes is a global leader in their sector and we look forward to welcoming them to Bewley House.

"HPH is delighted that another blue chip international company has decided to relocate to Bewley House. Our decision to undertake a significant investment in environmental technologies and facilities to promote greater health and well-being, as well as providing outstanding connectivity for the building is proving a compelling offer for modern businesses.”