More details revealed about Intelligent Ultrasound’s new HQ

Intelligent Ultrasound Group moving its group headquarters to the newly refurbished Hodge House in Cardiff city centre.

Insider Media reports owner Legal & General has undertaken a refurbishment and rebrand at the 110,000 sq ft, eight storey grade II listed office building.

The ornately detailed Portland stone façade with sash windows, originally inspired by the architecture of London’s Regent Street, has been cleaned, repaired and redecorated.

Internally, the nineties refurbishment has been stripped back to reveal original cast iron decorative columns from the 1915 construction, riveted steel structure from the thirties and a variety of exposed brick and plasterwork.

Ultrasound software and simulation specialist Intelligent Ultrasound, which announced its head office move to the stock exchange last month, has taken 7,188 sq ft of fully furnished and work ready office space on the sixth floor as part of Legal & General’s Capsule offer, which moves away from the traditional category A fit out and longer lease length, to fully fitted space let on a more flexible basis.

Intelligent Ultrasound, which produces advanced ultrasound training simulators and AI image analysis software for medical practitioners and universities worldwide, has outgrown its previous headquarters in the Cardiff Medicentre.

The move, which also includes relocating its distribution and manufacturing facilities to a new base in Caerphilly, will help to accommodate Intelligent Ultrasound’s continued growth. Intelligent Ultrasound currently employs fifty two people, with a sales office in Atlanta and thirty resellers across the world.

Helen Jones, chief financial officer of Intelligent Ultrasound Group, said “We looked at a number of office premises but found the Capsule office at Hodge House really attractive as we could move in rapidly and cut out a big front-end cost by taking offices which are already fully fitted out.

“The space we have leased also enables us to bring our growing R&D teams together in an effective way and create a showcase space for our range of simulator and AI products.

“Hodge House gives us large open-plan working spaces where we can work safely under Covid in a very prestigious building close to rail links, bars, restaurants and shops. It fits our requirements perfectly.”

Matt Phillips, head of the Cardiff office of global property consultancy Knight Frank, said “Like many businesses in the new Covid-19 era, Intelligent Ultrasound has identified that it needs to house its staff in a building that they will actively want to come to work in – and that means high quality, flexible space in an excellent location that they can travel to, and work in, safely.”

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