I hope that you are well. I am pleased to advise you of some exciting news. Â Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have moved to a self-contained office at 4 Kings Park Road, Southampton, SO15 2AS.
We have had to move offices as our lease expires during November 2011 at St Maryâ€™s Stadium. Â We have not been able to agree satisfactory terms to stay at the Stadium so have no alternative but to move. The offices at St Maryâ€™s have been a good home for the charity to date but we now need more space to accommodate our existing staff ( it was not possible for all our existing staff to work in the offices at St Maryâ€™s at the same time) and also for the increasing number of our wonderful volunteers who assist in many different ways in the office.
We have been able to use the current economic climate to conclude a very satisfactory deal for 4 Kings Park Road (4KPR).The new offices have a number of benefits, which include more office space, a meeting room ( reducing the cost of room hire) adequate private parking and additional public parking nearby together with good storage facilities which have been a problem to date. Â We believe that this location is an appropriate location for the next phase of the growth of our charity, we have a 10 year lease and hopefully our tenure can go far beyond. We have been very fortunate to receive generous donations of additional office furniture, pictures, telephones and other useful items, so the costs of the move overall have been the bear essentials.Â
We have not advised you before the move, because there was no need, as our phone numbers and emails remain the same, and are all working again after the usual battles with BT for 36 hours!. We are also receiving all the mail that is sent to St Maryâ€™s Stadium so hopefully communications ongoing are unaffected. Please advise if you have any problems.
We hope that you will be able to visit us soon. We plan to have our usual Christmas â€˜Open Houseâ€™ (Wednesday 14th December â€“ timings etc to follow) and we will be delighted to welcome you to the office so you can see for yourself. Â Thank you very much for your ongoing support in so many different ways.