Development Securities began work today on the first phase of its West Quay III development in Southampton to create headquarters for Carnival UK.

The scheme includes 150,000 sq ft of flexible office space over five floors, including a full height atrium and Wintergarden break out area.

Carnival UK is currently housed in a number of offices and buildings in the local area and the new office will consolidate its operations.

Development Securities is working in partnership with Southampton City Council and Miller Construction

It is intended that the first phase will be completed by late summer 2008.