Dakota takes off

Prestigious tenants Robert Half and Yooserv secured and two complete floors now let in RO building in Weybridge 

We are pleased to announce that two highly regarded companies, Robert Half and Yoooserv, have taken space in one of the RO’s flagship properties, the Dakota building in Weybridge.  The Dakota building is the first multi-tenanted building in Europe to achieve Fitwel certification, a simple, easy to apply healthy building measure that is quickly gaining traction in the UK and Europe.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) is the world’s second largest recruitment company and pioneered specialised recruitment services helping companies hire accounting, finance, banking, technology, marketing and administrative professionals on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.  The firm has taken the entire third floor equating to 3,131 sq. ft.

Yoooserv, which has taken 9,397 sq. ft. on the ground floor, is a premium office space company offering virtual, serviced or co-working spaces, desk hire and meeting rooms, with high-end options to fit any budget.  Yoooserv has already let over 50% of its space to a variety of companies and individuals wishing to benefit from its flexible working serviced office space.

Dakota is an impressive contemporary office building with imposing scale and prominence situated in a prime location, with great parking and transport links. It comprises around 39,461 sq. ft. of office space across three floors and is a Grade A, multi-let workplace prominently positioned at the entrance to the internationally renowned Brooklands, which is rich in history and offers a modern business environment.  Brooklands has already attracted major national and multinational companies including Sony, Proctor & Gamble, Mercedes-Benz, Royal Caribbean International and Samsung.  A David Lloyds fitness centre, three cafes, Marks & Spencer and Tesco are all reachable within a five minute walk.

David Kershaw, Group Real Estate Director, commented:

Dakota was the first building to secure Fitwel certification for a multi-tenanted building in Europe, and was specifically designed to exacting standards with wellbeing in mind.  The result is an office environment that can positively contribute to the employee feel good factor, lift productivity and aid staff retention.  Robert Half and Yoooserv were attracted by this and we are delighted to welcome such high quality blue chip tenants to our building.
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RO Real Estate and its various sister companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the RO which is a family owned group of companies established in 1932.  The RO has always invested in a diverse range of interests which today embraces commercial property, housebuilding, holiday lodges and financial services.

RO Real Estate, the commercial property division, has built over 1.1 million sq ft to date and currently manages c700,000 sq ft of office, industrial, retail and hotel accommodation.  All acquisitions are funded through its existing cash resources, meaning that it is able to move quickly if the appropriate investment criteria are met.

RO’s housebuilder, Metis Homes, builds modern homes with traditional values and has created a diverse portfolio of bespoke, high quality homes in prime locations – from traditional properties in rural settings to contemporary town centre schemes. 

In 2017, Metis’ achievements were recognised at the What House Awards, acknowledged by the industry as ’the housebuilding Oscars’, where they were presented with the Gold Award for Best Small Housebuilder.

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