Pearson signs lease to move to Enterprise Zone

24 January 2017 | Local News

Pearson signs lease to move to Enterprise Zone

Harlow Enterprise Zone welcomes the multinational publishing and education company Pearson to Kao Park. They have agreed a ten-year lease and will move into the space in the summer of 2017.

Raytheon and Arrow Electronics have also taken space at Kao Park, totalling over 110,000 sq ft. Kao Park neighbours Harlow Innovation Park, in the heart of the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor.

Pearson are moving from their current location on Edinburgh Way as the owners of that building are planning a major re-development of the site. As such, Pearson had to find new accommodation by the summer of this year. It was a real possibility that they may have had to move away from Harlow altogether, but the quality of premises that Kao Park is able to provide them with has ensured that they will continue their long standing relationship with the town.

Building on its tradition of being a home to innovation and new technology, the development on the Harlow Enterprise Zone site also includes the creation of the KAO Data campus adjacent to the business park. Once fully developed, KAO Data Campus will comprise of four data centres each split into four halls designed over three floors.

Rod Bristow, Pearson’s President in the UK commented:
“Pearson has a long-standing commitment to Harlow, not just as a major local employer but as a part of the community through work like our partnership with the Sir Charles Kao University Technical College. I am therefore delighted to announce not only that Pearson is re-affirming its long-standing relationship with the town but also that we will shortly be moving into a new building better suited to our needs.”

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