Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay set to open for business

The landmark building forms part of a wider scheme at Commissioners Quay being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company

A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed
A CGI of how the Blyth Workspace will look when completed

A multi-million pound development set to regenerate a Northumberland town and attract jobs and investment will open for business in the new year.

Businesses can move into the landmark Blyth Workspace from March 2015, and development company Arch is encouraging firms to book reservations and tours around the site with Arch, The Northumberland Development Company.

It has been 15 months since the building got the go-ahead following the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s award of £2.6m from its North East Investment Fund.

The seven-figure sum was the final piece in the funding jigsaw, finally allowing work to begin on the scheme, which is set to attract businesses connected to the offshore, subsea and marine sector.

Arch has appointed Amy Doonan, former manager at The Quadrus Centre in South Tyneside, as the new Blyth Workspace manager.

She said: “It’s a superb opportunity to work for a company as experienced in this field as Arch and one I’m very excited about.

“I’ve been involved in facilities management for six years and I see the creation of the Blyth Workspace as a major positive step for the town and the surrounding area.”

Arch is also looking to recruit customer service advisors for the workspace and further details of the posts can be found at Arch’s website.

Blyth Workspace consists of 30,000sqft of contemporary managed offices in four-storey block with a quayside location and offers facilities, a professional reception, dedicated ultra-fast broadband, free parking, electric car charging points, and 24/7 security services including CCTV.

Businesses can also benefit from five years free business rates, subject to meeting criteria, as the building is located on an Enterprise Zone.

Blyth Workspace is the centrepiece of a wider mixed use scheme at the Commissioners Quay site being developed by Arch, the Northumberland development company, and construction will begin this year and be completed in 2015.


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