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Engineering business success

Engineering projects delivered by Capital Space office customer
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Engineering projects delivered by Capital Space office customer
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

Ardent Consulting  know a thing or two about design. With a growing client base across the South East, and a team of engineers with from 10 to 30+ years’ experience, they know how to make best use of space to support client needs.  So we were delighted that they chose a unit at our Churchill Square Business Centre in Kings Hill, near West Malling, for their Kent office.  We’ve been finding out how our business accommodation matched their brief, and how it’s supporting their plans for continuing growth.

Building a reputation

A multi-disciplinary civil engineering consultancy, Ardent Consulting was formed in 2005, initially to provide transport, infrastructure planning and flood risk management advice to the land development and property sector. David Milligan, principal engineer at Ardent, said: ‘We have particular expertise in residential developments, on both greenfield and brownfield sites. Our teams work with clients throughout the whole development process, taking schemes from site pre-purchase and due diligence, through the planning application submission to secure consent, and on to detailed design and site supervision during construction. As a growing company, Ardent has built on previous success and expanded into new sectors.’ 

This has seen them take on prestigious projects, including flood alleviation at Southwell Racecourse in Nottinghamshire, the strategic infrastructure for 11,800 homes on the site of a former power station in Barking and civil engineering support for a 2,500-home development in West Sussex.

More than just an office

David originally came down to look at a few offices in Kings Hill as the location he was most interested in in the South East: ‘We found Capital Space Business Centre through the internet and noticed there was space available. We looked at others, but it was obvious that Capital Space was the best office space for us in terms of pricing, size, space and other services provided here. Everyone was really helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

‘We’ve had a great experience whilst we’ve been at Churchill Square, Kings Hill. The team have been excellent and are always available if we have any problems or if we need a new key or something else. We can just walk up to the desk and someone is able to help us straight away.’

Scaling up

A benefit that a lot of our customers enjoy is the ability to scale up offices whilst at our sites. Due to Ardent’s success, based on their collaborative approach for creating and delivering innovative solutions, this is something David is keen to do: ‘We measure our success by the performance we give, and always give our best so that our clients get the best possible service. At the moment there’s seven of us and we’re looking to expand. We want to move into a larger office here at Churchill Square as it’s the ideal location for us.’

Ardent’s slogan is ‘Engineering for today. Designing for tomorrow.’  They could be talking as much about their business development plans as the designs they deliver for clients!

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