THE UK's biggest business park has attracted a bookmakers to offer a new type of recreation to its 11,000 workers.
Ashington-based Chisholm has opened its first branch on a business park at Cobalt in North Tyneside and it will welcome staff from the likes of P&G, Santander and Hewlett Packard in to take a flutter.
Adrian Hill, director of the site’s developer Highbridge Business Park, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chisholm bookmakers to Cobalt Central thereby extending the retail offer already available to the thriving business community at Cobalt.
“The fact Chisholms have chosen Cobalt is testament to the scale and vitality of the business community accommodated within Cobalt and I am sure their new venture will be a great success.”
The bookies joins six other retailers to the site, covering more than 10,000sqft. There are also meeting places and free parking.
Chisholm director Neil Chisholm said: “We are delighted to be adding to the diversity of retailers at Cobalt Central. The shop is an exciting new venture for the company, the design incorporating the latest sports information display systems and touchscreen terminals. We are looking forward to providing a friendly and welcoming service.”