New Businesses Join ADEC At Babylon Bridge

THE Babylon Bridge building on Ely’s Waterside is now home to three creative organisations. ADeC has officially taken on the lease on the building and with two commercial tenants, Isle Interactive and Mole Architects, has secured a more permanent home for ADeC and the Babylon Gallery.

Jane Wilson, director of ADeC said: “We are so pleased to be able to announce such positive news, the launch allowed us to showcase this fantastic building and the three creative organisations now based within it.”

She continued: “Formerly a Malthouse and Brewery, the Babylon building historically formed part of a busy industrial area of 17th century Ely. Today, it is a landmark building within a thriving leisure landscape. All three businesses are committed to the local environment and were very pleased to be able to sponsor planting the revamped waterfront garden area next to the building.”

Isle Interactive have moved from smaller offices nearby having outgrown the space when the business grew from three to nine employees. They plan, design and deliver web-based systems for a massively impressive client list working with large and small businesses in both public and private sectors. Their diverse clients range from chat show legend Michael Parkinson, singers Paolo Nutini and Muse and local estate agents and auctioneers Cheffins. Isle pride themselves on their creative expertise with technological excellence.

Richard Copping, director of Isle Interactive said: “We are thrilled to be working in the Babylon building. Having outgrown our previous office behind Quay House off Waterside, we started looking for a larger space to move into. We wanted to stay firstly within the city centre and secondly within an office with character - the Babylon building ticks both boxes. It’s a great place to work and our clients both local and national enjoy visiting us.”

Mole Architects, one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary architecture practises working in Britain, is the latest company to move to the Babylon Bridge building. Founded by Meredith Bowles in 1996, the practice has won a number of national awards, including the RIBA Manser Medal. Meredith said: “It’s important for us to work in an environment that stimulates creativity, and this space works well for us. To be able to re-locate to The Babylon and share this wonderful space with ADeC and Isle was an opportunity not be missed.”

INFO: for more information visit the company’s websites adec.org.uk, isleinteractive.co.uk and molearchitects.co.uk

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