Two digital firms sign up for space at The Base technology hub

A computer games developer and and online marketing agency have both taken space at the 50,000 sq ft facility in Dallam Lane in Warrington. Tony McDonough reports

The Base
The Base, an SME technology hub in Dallam Lane in Warrington


Technology hub The Base has secured two new digital sector tenants.

Computer games developer Sumo Digital and online marketing agency Feel Digital have both taken space at the 50,000 sq ft facility in Dallam Lane in Warrington. The businesses are taking a combined 2,000 sq ft.

The moves bring the total number of digital businesses in the building to 15, accounting for 65% of all occupiers and 130 of the building’s 248 workers. It also means that digital firms now account for 61% of the occupied space in the building.

Operated by Warrington & Co and managed by Langtree, The Base was developed specifically to help attract new digital and engineering businesses, a move considered a success, says Stephen Fitzsimons, responsible for business growth and investment at Warrington & Co.

“These are high-value, high-skill jobs and there’s a real critical mass of such companies here.  They’re not just passive users of existing technology. Each one is innovating within their space and investing heavily in product development and skills,” said Mr Fitzsimons.

Scott Kirkland, studio director at Sumo Warrington, added: “As the latest addition to Sumo Digital’s award-winning family of game development studios working in partnership with some of the world’s biggest publishers and developers, we needed to find a home that would help us to attract and inspire a world-class team of talented game technologists.

“The Base’s modern facilities, spacious accommodation and central location with great connections to Liverpool and Manchester was exactly what we were looking for.”

And Adi Palmer, director of Feel Digital, also said: “Our approach to online marketing is a simple one. We build brands together with clients through a long-lasting relationship that’s built on trust, passion and honesty.

“As a growing company, we needed an office that had the necessary facilities to allow us to expand, where we could invite our clients on a regular basis and be in a prime location.”

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