Washington’s Hub business centre is a wheel success story

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A Washington business centre is celebrating its first year with plans for a massive expansion.

Bosses at The Hub in Washington are drawing up plans to develop a new centre four times the size of the current building to cater for growing demand.

This is great news for businesses wishing to locate in the Washington area and it is expected that the new building will accommodate a range of businesses of all sizes, providing first class meeting and conference facilities, a café and crèche.

Jillian Coleman

The Hub, part of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) portfolio, is situated in three acres of development land and offers 17 modern, air-conditioned offices with meeting and conference facilities.

The centre also offers help and advice to start-ups and established businesses. Offices range from 150 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft.

Since opening its doors in July last year, the 10,000sqft centre is already at full capacity and plans are now being drawn up to develop a new 40,000 sq ft state-of-the-art centre.

Business centre manager, Jillian Coleman said: “Due to the success and demand for managed office space in this area, we have already outgrown our facility less than a year since we first opened.

“We are part of the North East Business and Innovation Centre, so all tenants have the reassurance they can access the same level and quality of service as those businesses located at Sunderland and Business Central in Darlington.

“This is great news for businesses wishing to locate in the Washington area, and it is expected that the new building will accommodate a range of businesses of all sizes, providing first-class meeting and conference facilities, a café and crèche.”

Chief executive at the North East BIC Paul McEldon added: “It is fantastic that The Hub is already full in just 12 months.

“This demonstrates not only the quality of space but also the benefits of tapping into BIC Business Solutions to help businesses flourish and grow.

“We look forward to the next development and are excited for the future.”

The Hub is in an ideal location for access to the region’s transport network , less than two minutes’ drive from the A1 and A19, providing businesses with excellent road links to major regional towns and cities including Gateshead and Newcastle in the North to Durham, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and further afield in the south, and has free parking on site.

For more information about flexible managed office space, contact The Hub on 0191 338 5166 or visit www.thehubwashington.co.uk