UK-Based HB Leisure Expands In Winter Haven

UK-Based HB Leisure recently brought its business to the Winter Haven area in Polk County east of Tampa.

Opening its new office in downtown Winter Haven's the Beymer Building in Fall 2011, the expansion coincided with the opening of Legoland, one of HB Leisure's clients. HB Leisure currently assists in the supply, operation and solutions of amusement and theme parks.

Built in 1923, the three-story, 22,000-square-foot Beymer Building, at 280 Central Ave. W., is owned by Winter Haven's 6/10 Corporation. Leasing arrangements for HB Leisure's move to Central Florida were facilitated by 6/10 Commercial Real Estate.

“The 6/10 Corporation purchased the building in September 2010 and spent a year on renovations and improvements,” says Angela Harwell, broker, realtor and director of sales and leasing for 6/10 Corporation. “At the time the first tenants were ready to take occupancy in September 2011, the building was already 70 percent leased.”

Located in close proximity to Interstate 4 and the Polk Parkway, the Beymer Building includes a conference room, break area, copy/print/scan services and multiple common areas, and is equipped with the latest technology including fiber optic and WiFi services.

“The property is ideal for a wide array of businesses,” says Harwell. “The building was chosen by HB Leisure because of its downtown location and amenities such as restaurants and service providers within a short walk.”

As downtown Winter Haven's business landscape continues to expand, the city is currently in the process of constructing a new three-story parking garage slated to open in early 2012 and plans to construct a roundabout north of downtown on Third Street. In addition, a number of older buildings in the downtown area are undergoing renovations.

“Winter Haven strives to offer both its residents and visitors plenty of destinations for professional, leisure and recreational activities to appeal to a wide variety of interests,” says Harwell.

Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Angela Harwell, 6/10 Corporation
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