Stafford’s Enterprise Enterprise Centre has already welcomed its first tenants who’ve signed as much as the versatile licence and any companies are being urged to get in contact.
Stafford Chambers of Commerce are among the many first occupants to maneuver into the brand new enterprise centre which is an attention-grabbing mixture of historic constructing and trendy workplace area.
The Shire Corridor Enterprise Centre in Stafford’s Market Sq. has benefitted from a £2 million match out.
A complete of £1.6 million was allotted to the undertaking from the nationwide Getting Constructing Fund, by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Native Enterprise Partnership. Each the county council and Stafford Borough Council have additionally invested within the centre. It’s within the space on the rear of the constructing which used to accommodate the city’s major library.
Just like the county council’s different enterprise centres, it affords workplace area, reception amenities, assembly areas, networking alternatives and enterprise recommendation and help. The items vary from 97 sq ft to 323 sq ft and there are versatile working choices together with sizzling desking and the choice to lease a PO Field.
Centre administration is predicated within the constructing and there may also be out-of-hours safety patrols. The centre affords a city centre location, near facilities just like the railway station and cafes.
Any companies wanting to search out out extra about unit prices and availability, or that wish to guide a viewing, ought to contact Samantha Neal, centre administrator, at [email protected]
Bringing a part of the Shire Corridor again into productive use will assist revitalise Stafford city centre by bringing in new companies. This undertaking will kind a part of the broader long-term regeneration of the Shire Corridor. It can additionally complement plans to repurpose and redevelop land occupied by vacant buildings – together with the previous magistrates courtroom and county council’s personal Wedgwood Constructing, off Eastgate Avenue.
Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief and cupboard member for financial system and expertise, Councillor Philip White, mentioned: “It’s improbable to see the Shire Corridor open for enterprise and with the primary tenants able to profit from the very good amenities.
“Having the Shire Corridor open once more as a thriving enterprise centre is thrilling for Stafford and can play an vital half within the wider regeneration of the city. It’s an iconic landmark within the coronary heart of Stafford city centre and we’re happy to have introduced it again into productive use for the group.
“A lot consideration has gone into the planning of the corridor’s use as a enterprise centre and our proof and analysis has proven there’s a want for provision within the city for small and start-up firms. It follows the mannequin of our different enterprise centres with versatile tenancies and a help workforce on website.
“This undertaking has been an actual success story and we’ve labored carefully with colleagues on the LEP and borough council to make it occur. The renovation of the Shire Corridor will complement different tasks throughout Stafford together with the Eastgate plans, Market Sq. refurbishment, Gateway undertaking and excessive avenue regeneration.”