The Cruise arm of Saga, the dedicated over-50s travel and insurance giant, has become the latest in a line of South East businesses to take space at FigFlex Southampton, a move that will facilitate a new location strategy.

With the rise of hybrid working, Saga has adapted its business model to accommodate colleagues across the country, setting up smaller operational hubs after the closure of its Folkestone headquarters earlier this year.

Saga Cruise will host 15 colleagues at FigFlex Southampton, primarily encompassing its Marine Operation function.

FigFlex Southampton, located at The Bulb, provides newly refurbished Grade A office space with the ability to accommodate 1-100+ workstations customised to each individual client’s needs.

FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) recently completed a £4m transformation of The Bulb development, which is ideally-situated in front of the city’s railway station and is home to the UK’s largest clean air mural, set to absorb 65 kg of CO2 annually.

As the dedicated serviced office provider for FIREM, FigFlex launched in 2020 and has eight centres across the country, each bringing a new era of working, facilitating flexibility, collaboration and wellbeing.

Jana Harrison, People Director at Saga Cruise, commented: “FigFlex provides the perfect blend of professionalism and personalisation; we’ve been able to make the space our own in a location that suits us, with ships regularly docking in Portsmouth and Dover, placing us at the heart of our business operations. I’m really looking forward to our future at FigFlex Southampton.”

Charlie Cudworth, Managing Director at FigFlex, added: “At FigFlex, we’re proud to help our customers grow for the lifetime of their business, providing certainty that their chosen workspace will always be there to support them, with flexible arrangements that give them the best of both worlds. It has been a pleasure working with Saga and welcoming the Cruise team to FigFlex, configuring their office space to suit their needs and requirements and I look forward to seeing the team thrive.”