A trio of companies dedicated to helping others run smart, clean and smooth-running workplaces has moved into its own new premises. Acerta, Logic 360 and Chemisure, all subsidiaries of Assured Group Ltd, have taken on a shared workspace at Platinum Park in Doncaster.

Assured Group has purchased the new-build 2,250 square foot unit to provide the three UK-wide enterprises with their first northern base. Acerta delivers facilities management, property maintenance, small projects and contract services to clients. Logic 360 provides recruitment and workforce management support and services. And, Chemisure supplies chemicals, consumables and equipment to businesses for vehicle and property cleaning.

The aim is to strengthen their presence in the north. Existing Assured Group bases are in Warwick, Shrewsbury and Colnbrook, near Heathrow Airport.

Managing director of Acerta Richard George, who has led on the property purchase and fit-out, said: “We wanted to establish a base in Doncaster to give us representation in the north and provide a quality working environment for our dedicated teams who mostly work remotely across 200-plus clients’ sites.

“We’re very pleased with our investment and have already seen the benefit of bringing everyone together, in terms of improved interaction and development. The team love it and we only anticipate expansion here in Doncaster.”

The Platinum Park unit combines an office facility for training, development and meetings; and a warehouse hub which will improve efficiency - and reduce the carbon footprint - of deliveries across the region.

Acerta has designed and built every aspect of the unit’s interior, from creative concept and planning through to electrical and plumbing details. This means, the office and warehouse facility also acts as a showcase for Acerta’s skills in the fitting-out of workspaces.

Richard said: “We’d welcome anyone to come and have a look at what we’ve done here. We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure our workplace is quite quirky, stylish and meets our needs. When existing and potential clients come to see us, it shows what we can offer to others.”

Richard also stressed that it was important for Assured to buy the premises rather than rent so that they could take full ownership of the space.

Richard said: “We always like to do this in The Assured Group. We feel it is a good investment and shows commitment to the business and the local economies we’re working in.

“We chose Platinum Park because it provided us with the opportunity to buy a brand-new empty unit which we could make our own.

“It also offers us great visibility and excellent motorway links, in a city where there’s a lot of interesting things happening in the business community. We’re very pleased to be here.”

Platinum Park and neighbouring Jubilee Park are new developments by Priority Space, partnered with H.G. Sites, bringing 16 new industrial and warehousing units to the region’s commercial property market.

Director of Priority Space Lee Buchanan said: “It’s great a to see Assured Group investing in the purchase of one of our Doncaster units to strengthen its portfolio of workplaces across the UK.

“Opportunities for owner-occupiers are still quite rare in the commercial property market, and it remains a USP for us, as an independent developer of speculative new-builds, that we’re committed to giving businesses the option to buy, rather than let, premises. In our experience, we often see that owning their own premises enables many businesses to more confidently and quickly invest in growth.”

Located six miles from the city centre and close to the M1 and M18, the new units at Platinum Park and Jubilee Park have proved popular with more than 50 per cent under offer, let or sold, leaving seven units remaining, ranging in size from 1,759 sq ft to 29,790 sq ft. Enquiries are handled by Commercial Property Partners and Knight Frank.

Priority Space is based in Sheffield and works closely with partners, local authorities and government agencies to develop modern, sustainable and secure spaces across the UK which meet the requirements of local businesses and communities.