Why We Moved

Author: Huw Jones
Published: 20th March 2015
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Why we movedYou might be wondering why we moved. It’s a bit of a long story – here’s the abridged version…

In January 2014 Sir James Dyson announced his plans to significantly expand his operation in Malmesbury. Creating 3,000 new jobs and doubling in size, his £250M investment has already sent ripples throughout the town. We had no idea that those ripples would start a chain of events that would eventually force us to find a new home 12 months later.

Malmesbury is an ancient town – the first capital of all England in fact. At its heart it has not changed much in past few centuries. Most of the available space for building new houses has already been built on. It’s infrastructure is creaking with a road layout designed for bygone era. Some of the new Dyson employees will choose to live in the town rather than sit in traffic daily on the already overcrowded roads. The cost of existing housing stock in the area has already increased.

Unfortunately our former landlords were also aware of these developments. They viewed the Dyson development through the lens of a one-off opportunity. Unfortunately for us they declined to renew our lease. A homeless Proposito was just unavoidable collateral damage in their eyes.  Having been granted “permitted development” they grasped the opportunity to convert their business buildings into residential accommodation with both hands.

So we were told that we wouldn’t have our lease renewed – hence the need to find the new home. But everything happens for a reason and we jumped at the opportunity to embrace change and propel Proposito into the future.

Now that we’ve settled in here’s a few pics.

Breakout corner
Breakout corner
Modelling suite
Modelling suite
Boardroom
Boardroom