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Hampshire Chamber's Basingstoke team move to Absoluetly Offices, in Chineham
HAMPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has moved to an historic listed building in Chineham.
Designed and built in the early 1900s by the celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, Manor House, at Chineham Court, is now the base for the chamber’s Basingstoke team.
The great British architect had taken inspiration for the building, which is today part of the Absolutely Offices campus complex, from the Tudor ruins of Basing House
The attractive brick building will now be the hub for the chamber’s membership, events and interna-tional trade services in north Hamp-shire, replacing previous accommo-dation at the Civic Offices in Basing-stoke.
Despite its listed status, the building is fully equipped with modern office facilities and has plenty of visitor parking.
Membership manager Jill McDonagh said: “This move strengthens our already close connections with the local business community, and removes any confusion about us being in some way part of the council.
“As well as helping to improve our core services, we can offer members flexible meeting and conference rooms, dedicated space for export services and more free networking opportunities.
“The location is ideal for Basing-stoke’s business district, has easy parking, and is very close to the M3 motorway.”
Beryl Huntingdon, managing director of Absolutely Offices, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hamp-shire Chamber as the latest occupier of our serviced office accommodation at Chineham.
“Manor House is a fabulous build-ing in a traditional setting and will suit the Chamber’s membership services strategy down to the ground.”
Hampshire Chamber and Abso-lutely Offices are organising a welcome barbecue and networking event for chamber members at Manor House on Wednesday, August 15, starting at noon. Entry is free, but contributions will be collected for charity to be chosen by Absolutely Offices.