First tenant moves in to Newcastle's new Haylofts business centre
A NATIONAL recruitment agency has become the first tenant of Newcastle’s newest business centre.
Daniel Owen, a specialist recruitment agency for the construction, engineering, rail and property industries, has moved into Haylofts, which provides innovative office space in the old Newcastle Brewery stables on St Thomas Street, adjacent to Haymarket travel interchange.
The renovated space has 22 offices, seven meeting rooms, a lecture space for 80 and broadband speeds of up to 100Gbps, a first for business centres in Newcastle.
Daniel Owen has ten offices across the UK and opened a ‘Northern Hub’ in Newcastle last year.
“We’ve been blown away by how well the new Newcastle office has done and needed to relocate to new premises to cater for an increase in team members. We looked around, but once we visited Haylofts we knew we’d found the right place,” said David Gill, MD, of Daniel Owen North.
“We’ve also opened offices in Leeds and Glasgow as part of the company’s expansion plans. From Haylofts we’re looking to increase our presence and clients across the whole of the North and into Scotland,” he added.
HyHubs, the business centre chain that includes Hoults Yard in Byker and Hypoint in Gateshead, has worked on the former St Thomas Street stables since late last year.
Charlie Hoult, HyHubs’ Managing Director, said: “Our mission is to create ‘property with personality’ for customers – with a future-facing combination of tech and configuration. You can see that across Haylofts: we’ve retained great heritage features and built a super-modern pod in the glazed courtyard.
“Haylofts couldn’t be more central - adjacent to the Haymarket transport interchange and next to Newcastle University’s main campus. It’s perfect for full-time employees or for a shared office environment for co-working. Despite the lockdown, we’ve had huge interest.
“We’re delighted to welcome Daniel Owen as our first Haylofts tenant – people are falling in love with the place when they come through our doors,” said Charlie.
Horse-theme branding for Haylofts has been provided by renowned North-East street artist Pete Manning, aka Prefab77, who has created exclusive, bespoke equine wall art for the centre.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Hoults Yard .