Mediaworks on the Move to Accommodate Expansion

Posted on the 10 October 2018

Mediaworks on the Move to Accommodate Expansion

One of the largest digital marketing agencies in the North East is moving offices to accommodate its recent increase in numbers.

Mediaworks, which has operated in Team Valley since it was founded in 2007, will relocate its team of over 100 colleagues to Honeycomb at The Watermark in Gateshead as it continues to expand. The move offers Mediaworks the capacity to expand into office space of up to 20,000sq ft and the agency has signed a 10-year lease as it continues to go from strength to strength.

In 2018, Mediaworks has welcomed over 30 new faces to its ranks as it continues to grow, supporting an ever-increasing number of clients to enhance their digital visibility via channels including Paid Search (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Online Reputation Management (ORM), Web Development and Content Marketing.

Mediaworks’ managing director, Brett Jacobson, acknowledges that the move is necessary if the business is to continue its rapid growth. “Having greatly increased our head count in the last 12 months, we really needed a move to facilitate our ongoing expansion. As we continue our growth and keep looking for new business to help us reach our existing targets, it’s important to have a space that accommodates this and enable us to continue our development. The move to Honeycomb at The Watermark gives us that and it’s certainly exciting times ahead for everyone involved with Mediaworks.”

The building, which was acquired by the Jersey-based Palladium Group in 2017, is also home to ITV Tyne Tees and has recently undergone an impressive refurbishment.

The Group’s chairman, Spencer Bourne, added: "We are delighted to have Mediaworks as our new tenant at Honeycomb Gateshead. The building will provide them with a fantastic platform to attract and retain talented people and will allow them to build on their success to date.”

Jessica Ross, associate director at Naylors, the property agency based in Newcastle who secured the letting on behalf of Palladium, added: “Over the last 12 months, we have seen a significant transformation take place at Honeycomb and this work has culminated in the letting to Mediaworks.

“Naylors has been heavily involved in the project, acting as managing agent, building consultant and joint letting agent, so we are very pleased to welcome an established regional business such as Mediaworks.”

Mediaworks new offices have been designed by Design North and construction is being undertaken by APTUS. Contract administration support on the project is being delivered by Mableson Hall.

In recent months, Mediaworks has acquired more big-name clients, including Lookers Group and River Island, as well as developing interactive apps for Wild in Art, including Manchester’s Bee in the City.

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