The owners of part of North East business park, Quorum Park, is investing a significant sum into transforming vacant offices into a collaborative workspace.
Work has started on a 10-week project that will see Shelborn Asset Management invest a six-figure sum into empty offices at Quorum Park, North Tyneside, as organisations start planning a return to work places.
Q11 is the latest building at Quorum Park to be given a revamp, to help meet evolving needs of office occupiers, after Shelborn enlisted Killingworth architects FaulknerBrowns to design the changes.
The project will include relaxed pod areas and a large communal space which can be used by Q11 ground floor tenants.
Two large new boardroom style meeting rooms will also be created that can be combined into one large seminar room, available for Quorum tenants and the general public.
New and existing ground floor tenants, which includes property and construction consultancy Gleeds and managed IT provider Technology Services Group (TSG), will also benefit from improvements.
The project is being managed by NEBS Projects Ltd, and will complement the building’s existing features, which include water saving WCs, shower facilities and high-speed internet.
Jonathan Ryder, director at NEBS, said: “Over the past few years we’ve seen changes to the way people wish to use their office space, and the Covid-19 pandemic will see further changes to the working environment and our desire for flexibility.
“The office buildings at Quorum are well-placed to accommodate this ongoing evolution, with large, open plan floorplates that can be customised and adapted to the working ethos and lifestyles of those using it.”
Mark Rabinowitz, director of Shelborn Asset Management, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the changes we’ve made at Quorum Park, which saw 100,000 sq.ft. of lettings completed last year as new tenants embraced the park’s facilities and support services.
“We’re committed to making ongoing investments to improve the working lives of all members of the Quorum Park community, and to provide the flexibility and appeal that modern organisations are looking for when choosing where to base themselves.”
The Q11 suites range in size from 1,000sqft to 3,000sqft and there are five spaces currently available.
Darren Purvis, associate at FaulknerBrowns Architects added: “There has been a real shift in the expectations of office workers and Q11 is being adapted to offer tenants greater opportunities in the way they work & meet with the creation of collaborative space, flexible presentation areas, as well as two social zones encouraging informal space to interact.
“As we come out of the pandemic, the way in which we work will continue to adapt with office space required to be flexible to adapt to change.”
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