A UNIQUE location on Teesside has seen an upturn in demand for its bespoke office space over the past 12 months.
The Wilton Centre, located between Middlesbrough and Redcar, has an international reputation as a first-rate business and science park and has a long heritage of accommodating many household-name tenants.
Since it broadened its scope to provide affordable, high-quality office space the centre is also proving to be popular with a wider range of businesses.
Steve Duffield took over the running of what is described as the Home of Business & Science last April and has ambitious plans to promote the centre as widely as possible.
He explained: “We are in the fortunate position of being a well-known address in a fantastic location, with first-rate facilities that we can offer on very good-value terms.”
Recent office lettings figures indicate that there is certainly a demand for what the centre offers and the competitive rates that are available.
In 2012, the Wilton Centre let 51,000sq ft of additional space to new and existing companies and secured another 16,000sq ft in renewed long-term leases.
Situated in outstanding landscaped grounds, the Wilton Centre provides a wide range of business space on flexible terms and tailor-made to meet the needs of the modern occupier.
Office sizes from 100sq ft to 5000sq ft and above are supported by a service package including reception, cafe and restaurant, as well as retail and presentation space and 1,600 free car parking spaces.
The inclusive office package is offered on flexible lease terms with immediate occupancy and includes rent, rates, building insurance, utilities, maintenance, cleaning and waste disposal, porterage and security, voice and data services and washrooms and shower facilities in centrally heated, carpeted, fully decorated accommodation in a choice of flexible open-plan and modular space.
In addition, the centre is able to offer tailor-made self-contained office solutions on a design and build basis, to suit a company’s specific requirements. The centre goes to every effort to make sure what is on offer to tenants is of the highest quality, even down to the quality of tea and coffee on sale in the restaurant.
Following a unique deal with Taylors of Harrogate, centre tenants are now able to enjoy the some of the best quality coffee and tea available.
Steve added: “It is crucial to get everything right for those who work here, and great tasting tea and coffee is, unsurprisingly, very important.
“The deal is the first time that Taylors has worked with a partner to place its products in the workplace and it means we can support a local supplier and family business rather than team up with a national high street chain.”
“We are working hard to move the whole estate forward so that as wide an audience as possible knows about the fantastic facilities we have here and the lettings figures indicate that the message is getting through.”
For more information about the Wilton Centre visit: www.wiltoncentre.com