Businesses and commercial property agents are being invited to a special behind the scenes look at Centre Square – Middlesbrough’s new showpiece office development.

From 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday 24 July they will be able to meet the developer and architects behind a project which has created a “21st Century Business Destination”.

Work on the two buildings in the first phase of the Centre Square project began 12 months ago and the Grade A offices are nearly ready.

They are the only the offices of that standard currently available in Middlesbrough.

The 210,000 sq ft scheme is expected to bring thousands of jobs into the city centre and transform the local economy. It will create the best office accommodation between Leeds and Newcastle.

Mark Ashall, director of the developer Ashall Projects, said: “Centre Square provides an unrivalled opportunity to locate a business at the hub of a vibrant city with big ideas and aspirations…a city already undergoing a huge positive transformation.”

Richard Wilson, senior associate with Middlesbrough-based chartered surveyors and property consultants Dodds Brown, said: “The stunning civic space combines old and new buildings such as the Town Hall, MIMA – the leading arts space in the Tees Valley – and the recently developed Holiday Inn Express

“The Square represents an unrivalled opportunity to base a business at the epicentre of a vibrant city in the midst of a huge positive transformation – it’s the chance to get in at an influential stage and reap the advantages this represents.”

On 24 July guests will be given building tours and meet the developer and architects, letting agents and representatives of Middlesbrough Council. They will also discover some of the benefits of moving to Centre Square which, in addition to the high quality offices, will have ground floor restaurants and coffee bars.  There are other benefits as well, including discount cards for all employees.

Any visitor wanting to book a 1:1 appointment during the evening with an agent is asked to contact Mark.Winter@Ashallproperty.com

Guests will be welcomed with “fizz” and canapes and there will be live entertainment. Anybody planning to attend is asked to confirm by e-mailing RSVP@rdpr.co.uk