NHS move into St Nicholas Court under Barbara Henson’s Supervision.

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St Nicholas Court
Following the recent Government spending review the NHS have been ordered to reorganise and streamline their services  and find space for the NHS ‘Rethink Project’, Nottinghamshire Healthcare have been looking for a new site that met these  new requirements. The space needed to be  DDA compliant, modern and comfortable office space, whilst remaining within the financial budgetary restraints set by the review. A tall order  you might think, not with Exeid’s experience. In difficult economic  times many organisations  tend to migrate to the suburbs in a bid save on property prices, however, with travel economics as they are today there really isn’t much to be gained in this aproach.  In addition, organisations need to take into account the fact that the city centre  is the most socially inclusive area for businesses, their staff, and their customers. Central Nottingham, for example, is easily accessible by public transport and well serviced by affordable parking. Exeid managed to provide subsidised parling for the NHS via their preferred parking provider ParkingNottingham.com The NHS quickly realised the benefits once they’d seen Exeid’s property St Nicholas Court, on Castle Gate. The Project Manager who put the deal together is established Property Advisor Barbara Henson, who has worked for the NHS for 28 years. Barbara’s story is one of determination, she moved into property in 1992 and by 2000 became advisor for the whole of the Nottingham. “I met a lot of people along the way who have been very good to me, I found I became a sponge and started enjoying my work, finding it much easier to learn than when I was younger.” It wasn’t all plain sailing, however, Barbara has had to fight to get to the position she is in today. After being told she wouldn’t be able to progress pass her male peers without further qualifications, Barbara went back to College to study Construction and Surveying. She managed to pass with a Distinction whilst balancing this against her day job. When asked what she puts this success down to, Barbara said, “I’ve always volunteered and always absorbed information and knowledge, I have very good memory, good organisational skills and that’s why I’m able to do what I do.” After over 10 years at the top of her game Barbara is now looking to retire to the golf course, but not after she completes the many other contracts she is currently managing throughout Nottingham. “I’ve been on about retiring for a few years, but they just ignore me really, there aren’t many trusts that have someone like me.” The deal with Exeid was the final part of a contract that was won by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust two years ago. “We looked at 7 properties before we looked at St Nicholas Court, I knew they [the commissioners] would like this one because the accommodation is excellent, it meets our needs, but most of all it was the personal touch [from the Exeid team] that comes with it.” The NHS is one of many other major institutions that are moving their operations back into Nottingham City centre, against the trend of the 1980s and 90s when many moved to the business parks. For example, Eon have just agreed terms on 120,000sq ft of office space in Nottingham’s central business district. Exeid prides itself on the personal service that it offers its clients and would be delighted to help find the office to suit your needs, whether its 150 sq ft (14 sq m) or 50,000 sq ft (5,000 sq m).If you’re thinking of moving, please contact us. We promise to Exeid where others can’t.
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