Global relocation specialist relocates to Guildford

GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS: International relocation specialist K2 Corporate Mobility has moved its HQ to the 7,464 sq ft entire top floor of the newly reconstructed and refurbished 42,500 sq ft Connaught House office block in Guildford High Street in a deal negotiated by property consultancy Vail Williams

Global relocation specialist K2 Corporate Mobility has moved its headquarters to new hi-spec offices in Guildford town centre in a deal brokered by property consultancy Vail Williams.

K2 has taken the entire 7,464 sq ft (693.4 sq m) fifth floor at Connaught House following reconstruction and remodelling of 42,500 sq ft of new office space at the 255 High Street location by Beltane Asset Management.

The sector-leading independent global mobility, immigration, HR and advisory services provider relocated from Weybridge 11 miles away to the modern new base, which includes 700 sq ft of newly created terrace.

ROOF TERRACE: The newly created roof terrace at Connaught House with views across Guildford

Vail Williams Surveyor Elliot McNish said: “K2 were seeking a new headquarters commensurate with its standing as an international concern and to house an expanding workforce meeting growing business demand.

“Connaught House proved ideal, especially with its high spec finish which was fitted out by FSL Interiors in an outstanding manner. It was pleasing to match this go-ahead company with this sustainable base at the heart of Guildford and with strong transport links.”

K2, founded in 2002 by Chief Executive Officer Nick Plummer now has 11 offices across four continents and 400 partners worldwide.

Nick said: “Our entire ethos as a company is to provide service excellence for clients and take away the stress and distraction for relocating employees moving and changing jobs – and Vail Williams has certainly delivered that for us on this occasion in securing Connaught House.

“Moving to larger offices in Guildford enables us to continue strategic growth and accommodate our dedicated, experienced and hard-working team in a suitable and invigorating environment.”

Savills, Lambert Smith Hampton and Hanover Green acted for City-based Beltane Asset Management.

Vail Williams’ full-service property advice includes property valuation, planning and lease advice, investment and development expertise, property asset management and occupier consultancy.

MATTER OF DEGREE: The planted wall in the K2 headquarters sits at an angle and leads to the social space. This is the first angle of many within the floor. Each wall, floor transition and ceiling details are built at 12 degrees. The same 12 degrees that is part of the K2 logo slant




Notes to reporters


Vail Williams LLP is one of the largest independent providers of commercial and residential property advice in the UK.


Holder of the Gold accreditation from Investors in People, the firm provides property advice for landlords, occupiers, investors, developers and landowners in both the public and private sector, across the UK.


A full-service property consultancy, Vail Williams advises on a broad range of property issues – from lease advice, property valuation and planning, to asset management and property acquisition and disposal.


The firm is a specialist provider of business rates advice, having expanded its business rates team with the acquisition of business rate specialists Bisset Moffatt Hill (2016), and the general rating division of Ruddle Merz (2017).


Further acquisitions have included Hughes Ellard (2018), New Ballerino (2018), Trilogie CRE (2019) and Cowling & West (2021).


Vail Williams employs 170 people, of which 50 are partners, based across its ten offices in the Midlands and south of England (Birmingham, Crawley, Woking, Heathrow, Leeds, London, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth).




Twitter: @vailwilliams




For more information contact:


Cliff Moore


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