Work has started on an iconic Teesside building that aims to provide businesses with the perfect ambience and business community, thanks to a £1.2m injection from a local investor.
Commerce House in Middlesbrough is having life breathed back into its Grade II Listed structure by Commerce Chambers.
The building, which was originally built in 1872, is in the centre of the city’s soon to be thriving commercial district and is right next to the train station, a stone’s throw from the A66.
Available is a choice of business rooms, of all sizes, split over three floors.
Suitable for one-man operations and small start-ups, up to medium sized call centres and organisations, the offices come complete with high-class facilities and high-speed broadband included.
The luxury setting will boast a contemporary feel with traditional touches, all finished to the highest of standards. Fully furnished, the office space starts at exceptionally reasonable rates and will make a huge impact on any visiting client.
There is also a 43sqm boardroom (pictured above) available for use by tenants or to hire out, which comes complete with high spec technology and total luxury, ideal for presentations, brainstorming or entertaining.
Work has now started on the ground floor, which is split into a choice of rooms. It is expected this level will be completed in April 2017.
Renovation will then begin from the top down, starting with the penthouse apartment and working its way through the rest of the building, which in total will accommodate well over 100 desks.
Christine Huntington, facilities manager at the building, which was purchased from the North East Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is amazing to see the transformation starting to take place.
“The building is going to be incredibly popular once completed and we have already begun taking enquiries and reservations, with two tenants already in place.
“We recommend anyone thinking of moving to office space in the next year to get in touch and have a look around as soon as possible.
“We can accommodate immediately or reserve the space until completion of works.
“As well as the permanent office space, we will also be offering a business lounge and hot desk facilities alongside a virtual office service.
“There are also plans underway to open a coffee shop meaning Commerce House really will be a one stop business shop!”