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BizSpace has transformed Amber Court into a hub of individual workspaces.
Jane Imrie

Newcastle SME workspace launches following £1.6m transformation

A workspace near Newcastle city centre has officially opened following a £1.6m refurbishment earlier this year.

Flexible workspace specialist BizSpace has launched Amber Court, a property close to the city centre of Newcastle comprising 55,851 sq ft of office space over three floors.

BizSpace, which already has 24 sites in the region, has transformed the building into a hub of individual workspaces ranging from 150 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft since purchasing it from WSP in a £4.11m deal earlier in the year.

Emma Long, commercial director of BizSpace, commented: “Newcastle has experienced astonishing business growth in recent years. The number of people in employment has increased by 29 per cent since the early noughties and the city is known as one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial locations.

“So it’s no surprise that we already have more than 450 customers in the North East, and our launch of Amber Court reflects the fact that demand from small businesses looking for flexible, convenient workspace is continuing to grow.

“We understand what is important to startups and aim to ease the pressure of running a small business, and look forward to helping Newcastle’s entrepreneurs and SMEs to grow.”

Amber Court was officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Cllr David Cook, and BizSpace’s marketing director Khalid Aziz.

Commenting on the launch, Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne Cllr David Cook added: “Small businesses and entrepreneurs play a vital role in the health of the North East’s economy and we’re committed to supporting them.

“Providing great spaces where they can create, collaborate and thrive is hugely important as the city’s and region’s economy diversifies.

“BizSpace is already well established in the North East and, with Amber Court, they have transformed a well-located but tired building into another exceptional and good-value workspace that is ideally suited to support the SMEs that will make such a significant contribution to the future prosperity of our area when it needs to replace the industries of the past.”

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