A design consultancy has moved to new offices at a mixed-use canalside development in Coventry and is looking to recruit more staff.

2C Design Consultants has bought an 861 sq ft unit at Electric Wharf in Radford, which was created by Complex Development Projects.

Chris Hewitt, who launched 2C Design from his garage in Radford Semele in 2004, said: “When we first started, it coincided with the smoking ban and I knew pubs would want planning applications for their smoking shelters.

“We started with Young’s pub chain and Enterprise Inns and I thought we could do the whole package from planning applications to fit-outs and we have gradually grown relationships with our clients.

“We work with major clients all over the UK and our latest contract win is with The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury which is doubling their space to 400 seats in a £2m project.

“It has taken a number of years but we have really established ourselves with companies such as Mitchells & Butlers and DFS because we can look after the whole design and surveying package including fit-outs.

“This is a new chapter in our history and this is the perfect opportunity to build on the success we have enjoyed in recent years. When I decided to buy our own premises, I wanted to stay in Coventry and I was immediately impressed with the setting of Electric Wharf and all the growth going on around here and from my point of view, it oozes creative and design flair.”

Brian Harrabin, of Complex Development Projects, added: “We wanted to create the right environment for creative businesses as well as a place to live and work when we launched Electric Wharf.

“The scheme has won many plaudits and awards but It is always great to welcome a new businesss.

“2C Design Consultants is an expanding company that fits-in with the ethos and culture of Electric Wharf and we wish them the best of luck in their new home.”

James Brookes, Associate Partner at Bromwich Hardy commented ” 2C Design are exactly the type of business that suit Electric Wharf. We are delighted that this sale has taken place and continue to work with CDP on other projects.”