In the last year over 800 companies have been set up in Teesside. Many others have grown, meaning they need larger offices. The hardest thing these businesses experience is finding affordable office accommodation right in the city center… one company is stepping forward to offer office space for free!

The management team at Commerce House have decided that as a tranche of their office space is due to be completed in the next five weeks that they will offer up free opportunities to a limited number of companies to support entrepreneurialism in the area. This is partly to stop talented people and businesses leaving the city center.

Commerce House is a stunning Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Middlesbrough, which is undergoing a transformation into a business community complete with boardroom, meeting rooms, office space, hot desking and virtual office membership.


Works are due to be completed on phase two in just five weeks so over that time, there will be a sliding scale of how many months free you may receive. Christine Huntington, facilities manager on site explains:

“This week with five weeks to go, you will have a massive five months free. That’s five months in a fully furnished office with broadband included with nothing to pay!

“Next week this will drop to four, the week after three and so on until the office space is officially opened and tenants can move in.

“We are keen to support business in the area, and this is part of our commitment to the local community. It is important that business grows and survives in Teesside and we want to show support to those determined to succeed!”

Although terms and conditions will apply, you don’t have to be a new business to qualify. You just need to show determination to succeed. Office space is available from  two desks  up to rooms that hold fourteen desks.  More information is available at

In the first instance, as we expect enquiries to be busy, please email Christine on, with your name, company details, size and contact number. She will then phone back to move onto the next stage.