UP to 90 new jobs are to be created in Southampton, it has been revealed.

It comes as one firm plans to relocate its headquarters to the city from London while an IT firm is looking to expand its operations.

Water services firm MOSL is looking to create 50 new posts when it moves its HQ into the landmark White Building in Cumberland Place.

Funded by the water companies MOSL provides infrastructure and services to enable the new business water market which allows 1.2 million small businesses and other organisations to choose who supplies their water services.

The firm will take over the fourth and fifth floor of the building, formerly inland revenue offices, which is recognised as one of the best working office environments in the South after picking up a string of industry awards.

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and JLL, sole joint agents for the refurbished 50,000 sq ft building, working with White Building’s Asset Managers Ashville, have now let 95% of the office space.

Andy Hodgkinson, director - office advisory for the south coast team of LSH, said: “MOSL rightly identified Southampton as a great place to live and work, with fantastic universities, access to labour and transport connectivity to London at a significant discount when compared to other cities a similar distance from the capital.

“It is a pleasure to be welcoming MOSL to the White Building, a development that has set a new precedent in the South for modern, design-led office space.

"We now have just two suites remaining and are confident they will be acquired very soon to bring the building up to 100% occupancy. It is a real success story for Southampton and a vote of confidence in the city as a great place to do business.”

Steve Lyon, chief finance officer of MOSL, said: “We are excited to have officially made the move to Southampton, following a considered and concerted search for a great location for our teams to live and work in.

"The White Building provides a fantastic new work environment in a prime location with great facilities and modern, contemporary design.

"We are delighted to make it our home.”

Meanwhile a further 40 news jobs are to be created by an expanding Hampshire IT firm.

IT services provider Aura Technology has expanded into new offices and has launched a recruitment drive following a series of client wins.

The firm has created a new workspace at Southampton’s Ocean Village as it looks to create 40 jobs for account managers, technical engineers and support staff over the next two years.

Tim Walker, managing director of Aura, said: “Our move to Ocean Village reflects our success so far and we’ve worked hard to create an environment that meets our needs as we continue to grow.

“The Southampton office complements our London operation, giving us two strategic locations from which to service our existing clients and continue our expansion.”

Backed by a team of technology professionals with decades of experience, Aura has won a number of new clients including Vail Williams, Spinlock, Inspiration Marine Group, law firm Humphries Kerstetter, and more.

Aura works at senior level with businesses with between 50 and 500 IT users to develop and implement IT strategies that are aligned to business goals.