Abstract Securities is developing “The Florence Building” in Basing View, Basingstoke a brand new 60,535 sq. ft. land mark speculative office development providing uncompromising value, the first in 15 years in the Town Centre. The building is fully available and completion is due on 23rd July 2018. The company is a sponsor of Basingstoke’s Sitting With Jane arts initiative that has put the Town on the Jane Austen tourism map. Sitting with Jane is a public art trail made up of 24 ‘BookBenches’ in and around Basingstoke, each uniquely designed and painted by a professional artist with their personal interpretation of a Jane Austen theme.
Mark Glatman Chief Executive of Abstract Securities, said:
“As a new investor in the Town, we are delighted to sponsor ‘Sitting with Jane’, that celebrates the legacy of Jane Austen and puts Basingstoke on the Jane Austen tourism map. Our business will bring new employment growth to Basingstoke and alongside Sitting with Jane, will play a role in sustaining the well-being of the community.
“We chose ‘Hearts’ by the Hampshire artist Deven Bhurke, because it is inspired by Jane Austen’s most iconic book Pride & Prejudice. It interprets Hugh Thomson’s peacock edition cover beautifully and brings the book’s characters to life in a memorable way. Deven’s abstract design also resonates with our company name - Abstract - and our ethos, to think differently. With the BookBench arts trail finished, ‘Hearts’ will be auctioned in the Sitting With Jane BookBench Auction on 15 September 2017 to raise funds for The Ark Cancer Centre Charity. The project is a wonderful opportunity for Abstract Securities to connect with people in Basingstoke and to be part of a heritage project.”