Flexibility and reliable superfast Broadband are encouraging new tenants to sign up at Stockton’s Surtees Business Centre, says letting agent Richard Wilson of Teesside commercial property consultancy Dodds Brown.
Premier Accommodation Services and Stuart Hall & Co Chartered Accountants have both recently leased office space at the serviced offices at Bowesfield Lane, Preston Farm, Stockton-on-Tees, where suites from 100 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft are available.
“Start-up and growing businesses like the flexibility to expand within the same building, while they are also a good base for company representatives with a key client in the region. Companies like the location which is right on the A66/Bowesfield Lane junction,” explains Mr Wilson. “A good example of this is Home Instead Senior Care which specialises in providing high quality, companionship, home help and personal care to the elderly, which has already expanded twice since moving into the building in 2014.”
Home Instead Senior Care owner, Michelle Fairless says: “Surtees Business Centre has proved the ideal facility for our business as we have grown. It is centrally located in the Cleveland area that we cover, provides easy road access for all our employees and visitors and has plenty of free parking for everyone. As we have outgrown our offices and expanded into other areas of the building, Richard Wilson has been very accommodating at ensuring the new facilities met all our requirements and that our steady, future growth can be assured within the same serviced office building.”
Mr Wilson continues: “We’ve seen new lettings and an upsurge in enquiries following the installation of a dedicated 100mb broadband and telephone lines for tenants at Surtees Business Centre. This makes the telephone service cheaper than a typical business telephone line and provides fast internet upload and download speeds. This service is being managed by our preferred local telecommunications company Main-Tel (N.E) Ltd, based in Teesside. Main-Tel has many years of experience in this sector and pride themselves on being customer service and support orientated which was why we chose them to manage our services.
“The serviced office sector has taken off in London with serviced office and co-working companies accounting for the largest share of space leased in the capital for the first time during the first six months of this year. This is not yet the case in Teesside and the North East, but many more office occupiers are moving to enjoy the benefits that serviced offices can provide them.”
From its offices in Middlesbrough, Dodds Brown LLP is the largest independent commercial property surveying practice headquartered on Teesside. It offers a comprehensive commercial property service and unrivalled local market knowledge across Teesside and throughout the Tees Valley. Dodds Brown has been trading for more than 125 years and its senior management team has in excess of 100 years combined experience.