A COFFEE shop is the latest addition to a new retail development at Cobalt Business Park, which is set to create more than 100 jobs.
Navaho Coffee joins fellow retailers Tesco Express, Greggs and Chisholm Bookmakers at Cobalt Central, which was opened by North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley back in November.
Commercial director of Navaho, Asam Salim, said: “My inspiration for bringing Navaho Coffee to Cobalt came from our vision to offer quality and great tasting coffee and welcome coffee lovers to an environment where they can escape, relax and enjoy a warm and comfortable setting.
“With a workforce of around 11,000 and growing, Cobalt really has the mass to make this venture work – we could not find this elsewhere within a business location.”
Five out of six of the units at Cobalt Central have already been snapped up. The final unit of 2,850 sq ft is available to rent through agents Sanderson Weatherall.
Cobalt communications and events manager, Amy Carroll, said: “We are delighted to welcome Navaho Coffee onto the site and are really pleased they have chosen Cobalt. They understand the importance of providing a personalised service for our workforce and a place where they can feel welcome and comfortable.”
Cobalt is the largest office park in the UK; from end to end the development spans the equivalent distance from the Tyne Bridge to the Town Moor in Newcastle.
Over 11,000 people work at Cobalt, and it is anticipated that the number of employees will increase to 18,000 on completion of the development.