Developed by Sea Change Sussex, Pacific House is a contemporary, three-floor business centre. The low-energy building incorporates a light-filled atrium, conference facilities and break-out areas for informal meetings.
Helping Hands, which has moved into an office on the first floor of the building, is a highly respected, fast-growing provider of in-home support services.
With 160 regional branches nationwide, the firm has moved its Eastbourne team from a town centre office to Pacific House for “better quality offices and the flexibility to expand”.
The company has office-based staff in the building plus a large team of carers who come and go for meetings and training.
Samantha Gauci, Eastbourne branch manager, said: “Helping Hands is growing rapidly and our ‘hyper-local’ branch approach is vital to ensuring we maintain highly personalised care for people in the community.
“We’re excited about our office move, which enables us to care for more people in the Eastbourne area.
“We chose Pacific House because of its convenient location, parking, value for money and the high-quality facilities on offer, and we’re now keen to welcome more driven, empathetic staff to join our expanding team here – with roles to suit people from experienced carers to those wanting to start in the profession.”
Path Global UK Ltd has also moved into an office on the first floor of Pacific House. The company is a new UK subsidiary of Path Network Inc, which – based in Phoenix, Arizona, with another office in Dubai – provides tools to enable companies to protect their computer networks.
Eastbourne resident Lee Stubbs has set up the UK business. He is selling the company’s services and will also, within Pacific House, be building specialised computer hardware for its global locations.
Lee said: “It’s exciting to be launching the UK subsidiary of Path Network. We needed a professional base for our staff, and we decided on Pacific House as it was the lightest, most modern building around. It has plenty of space to do what we need with great neighbours and communal areas.”
In addition to Pacific House, the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park has sites that can accommodate further premises up to 80,000 sq ft.
The park has been designed to provide an economic boost to the area by providing high-quality premises and sites on previously disused land.
It is three miles from Eastbourne town centre and five minutes’ walk to the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Sovereign Harbour’s marina and retail park.