The Mandale Group, the property developer that was behind the regeneration of Hartlepool Marina, is set to complete work on five refurbished commercial units within the Marina’s established entertainment quarter.
Two of the units have already been snapped up, with Mandale looking to lease or sell three further units as part of a marina development already bustling with restaurants and bars.
The £500,000 project on Navigation Point has seen the Mandale Group convert the former headquarters of civil engineering firm Seymour’s, who have moved to purpose-built offices at the nearby Mandale House.
Mandale has invested around £100,000 on each unit to provide air conditioning, lighting systems, kitchen areas and external seating areas, with refurbishment work due for completion before the end of September.
Deals have already been agreed for the development’s two larger units. Owners of neighbouring café wine bar, How Do You Do?, have agreed a long-term lease of a 2,000 sq ft unit for a new bar and bistro, Oh This is Us, while prosecco bar Hello Goodbye is set to open next door.
Mandale believe the three remaining units of various sizes would be an ideal location for a micro bar, restaurant, takeaway, bakery, sandwich shop, amusements, office or betting shop.
Joe Darragh, head of property development for the Mandale Group, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a new commercial venture right at the centre of Hartlepool Marina, one of the North-East’s key tourist attractions.
“The 21 existing units within Navigation Point already combine high quality cuisine and a bustling night life. In fact, the Marina offers the highest concentration of restaurants anywhere in Hartlepool.
“Thanks to hosting a number of popular restaurant operators and licensed bars, the Marina is becoming a destination venue, so this is an opportunity to become part of a successful commercial zone.
“Such has been the success of How Do you Do? that the owners have committed to another exciting venture within one of the units.
“We’ve carefully refurbished each unit to an extremely high standard to enable businesses to move in with a minimum cost and time.
“There is still time to have a new business up and running in time for the busy Christmas period, so we’d strongly recommend booking an appointment to take a closer look.”
Stockton-based Mandale was responsible for regenerating Hartlepool Marina, converting 75 acres of wasteland into one of the North-East’s most visited locations.
The construction of the Marina provides up to 600 berths for boats together with over 400 apartments and 400,000 sq ft of office and retail space.
Originally built by Mandale in 2000, the Navigation Point development also features 84 residential flats.
The Mandale Group is an established property developer and investor, with more than 30 years’ experience in building accommodation from residential to offices, shops, leisure facilities and warehouses.
Prestigious builds include Mandale Park, the former LG Philips site in Durham and Teesdale Business Park on the former site of Head Wrightson’s works in Thornaby, with further developments in Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Stockton and Middlesbrough.