Workshops & Offices
The Centre provides a managed workspace service for new and start-up businesses.
The units vary in size to accommodate both start-up situations of different types, and to provide those businesses already in the Centre with the opportunity to expand without having to leave this supportive environment.
Each unit has a sink and running cold water, and licence holder/occupiers have access to communal toilets and kitchen facilities. The units are heated by radiators. Each unit has it’s own security alarm, smoke detector, telephone connection point, and a number of 13 amp electricity sockets depending upon the size of the unit.
Whilst licence holders have access to the Centre on a 24/7 basis, subject to compliance with the security procedures, the Centre's official opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday.
Types of Use
The Centre has planning approval for a broad range of business activities including retail. The Management Committee however does not recommend the Centre for retail use due to the nature of the building.
Some business activities are not permitted in the Centre and, due to the nature of the building, some that are likely to have an adverse impact on other users are not allowed by the Management Committee. (Examples of these would be those that create smells/odours, or loud noises)
As the Centre provides heavily subsidised licence fees, it also has a general policy of not supporting businesses that directly compete with other local businesses, and specifically within the Centre itself.
Enquirers wishing to discuss this in more detail should complete the Registration of interest to obtain further assistance on this subject.