THE FIRST PHASE of works has been completed on an iconic Teesside building, leading to a flurry of bookings for the desks and office space released.

Commerce House in Middlesbrough is having life breathed back into its Grade II Listed structure by Commerce Chambers Limited.  The business community being built, thanks to the £1.2million injection, aims to provide businesses with the perfect ambience and location.

The building was originally built in 1872 and is in the heart of Middlesbrough’s soon to be thriving commercial district, right next to the train station, a stone’s throw from the A66.

The luxury setting now has a completed fully furnished ground floor office space and a 43 square meter boardroom (aptly named The Chairman’s Room), finished in a contemporary style with traditional touches, boasting the highest of standards.

The Chairman’s Room, complete with high spec technology and total luxury ideal for presentations, brainstorming or entertaining, is available for tenants to book or for visitors to hire.

Work will now start on the top floor penthouse apartment, Commerce Suite, followed by the rest of the building, with all works expected to be complete by the end of the summer.

Christine Huntington, facilities manager at the building, said:

“It is so exciting to see the first phase finished and have something to show prospective tenants. The transformation is unbelievable and the building is already proving that it will be incredibly popular.

“We are now taking enquiries and reservations and recommend anyone thinking of moving 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!”

Viewings are now being taken on a choice of offices, split over three floors. Suitable for businesses of all sizes, the offices come complete with high-class facilities and high-speed broadband included. Information and appointments can be made by calling Christine on 01642 917116. Images are available to view on Facebook @CommerceHouse1872