Office move creates ‘major regional hub’ for Carter Jonas
Date of Article
Nov 10 2011

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Carter Jonas, one of Oxford’s leading property firms, is undergoing a major expansion in the city as the firm moves several professional services teams into a 7,000sq ft-plus suite of offices at Mayfield House in the heart of Summertown. More than 50 staff are moving into the new building on Monday 31st October, many from the firm’s existing base on Banbury Road, while some are relocating from other regions, including part of the firm’s national Infrastructures team.

Carter Jonas is keeping its existing office at 269 Banbury Road, where the firm has been based for more than 14 years. This will continue to house the ten-strong residential property sales and lettings teams, who will benefit from a much more spacious showroom and retail facility from which to service its substantial client base across the county.

The new office at Mayfield House will accommodate the firm’s rural, planning, building consultancy and commercial divisions, which are moving from 269 Banbury Road. In addition, eight consultants from Carter Jonas’ national Infrastructures Team are moving in, together with the team’s head, Carter Jonas Partner Mark Hall-Digweed. The team, relocating from its current base in Swindon, is part of a national network of 24 consultants delivering professional project management services for large scale developments such as railway and major construction projects. Mark Hall-Digweed is also bringing the recently formed Public Sector Group to Oxford, which combine the firm’s core service teams, enhancing its cohesive offering to central and local government, infrastructure and institutional clients.

In the coming months a Sustainability/Energy team will also be formed to strengthen the base for central/southern UK within the Carter Jonas national network for this sector, as well as a Valuation Team.

Mark Charter, Carter Jonas Partner who heads the Oxford office, sees the move as a major boost to the firm’s presence in Oxfordshire and the surrounding regions: “The range of services we offer has grown considerably in recent years, and we now have expert teams in almost every property discipline.

“This expansion brings our teams together and strengthens our ability to service client needs across the complete range of requirements, from rural to residential to planning and commercial. Importantly, it also creates a major regional hub from which we can cover our expanding client base across the south.”

The four-storey Mayfield House was fully refurbished less than two years ago, which Carter Jonas project-managed. While the exterior was upgraded to incorporate glass-fronted retail units and new street furniture, the office suites were completely refitted to create a total of more than 20,000 sq ft of contemporary, spacious accommodation.