Picton has given Paramount Interiors the go ahead to carry out a £1 million major refurbishment of the five-storey Longcross office building in Cardiff city centre.

Over 28,000 sq ft of office space along with common areas in the 67,000 sq ft building on the corner of City Road and Newport Road are to be fully refurbished, with a new modern main reception created. The works will include part exposed services, new air conditioning, LED lighting, refurbished lobbies and reception, new WCs and new shower facilities. Works are expected to be completed in the summer.

Richard Jones, Managing Director at Paramount Interiors, commented: “We are delighted to be appointed to undertake the transformative works at Longcross Cardiff on behalf of Picton. Modern occupiers are looking for multi-purpose workspace and this refurbishment will allow people to work, meet, relax and collaborate, whilst new shared facilities will provide impressive entertaining space. The upgrade to this building will be a fantastic addition to the Cardiff office market.”

The announcement follows the recent signing of a new occupier for the first floor. Sales and service centre, Outsource Strategies, have taken a five year lease on a 5,600 sq ft office suite at a rent of £15.00 per sq ft.

Property consultancies Knight Frank and Lambert Smith Hampton have been appointed as joint letting agents on the development. Tom Eddolls of Knight Frank in Cardiff said: “With a range of suites up to whole floors of 10,000 sq ft available, Longcross will provide contemporary workspace suitable for a wide range of office occupiers.”

“The building is prominently located in one of Cardiff city centre’s main arterial routes and is readily accessible for commuters with excellent on-site parking, access to public transport, cycle parking, showers and changing facilities.”

Roxine Foster, Associate Director at Lambert Smith Hampton, commented: “It is great to see Picton’s commitment to improving the building. The suites will provide modern, high specification space which can meet the needs of modern occupiers and consideration has been given to the ongoing changes that the office market is facing following the COVID outbreak.”

Refurbished suites are available from 1,600 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft over the 3rd and 4th floors.

Further details are available at www.longcrosscardiff.co.uk.