New business space has been created to help start-ups and small businesses around Wortley.
National provider of flexible business accommodation, Bizspace, has created 16 new small offices and workshops at its Photon House centre on Percy Street.
These will be available to view on a drop-in basis between 10am and 5pm on 11, 12, 18 and 19 November.
The development is in response to an increasing number of enquiries from start-ups looking for small offices and business units.
Business centre manager Hayley Waudby explained: “Over the past year we have had more than 120 enquiries from companies with between one and four members of staff.
“Of all Bizspace sites across Leeds and Yorkshire, Photon House in particular has been attracting a lot of interest for smaller workspace.
“We had a limited number of small offices, so decided to split a large, 6,000 square foot open plan office to create a community for small and start-up businesses.
“Although there are similar spaces available in the city centre, these naturally come with higher associated costs, so we believe our new start-up spaces will really fill a gap in the market and help people in Wortley get their ventures up and running.”
The new offices range from 121 to 488 square feet. There is free on-site parking and a meeting room, which can be hired on an hourly basis.
Bizspace’s Photon House is currently home to a mix of industries including a housing charity, training provider, utility company and several start-up businesses.
Sales and marketing director at Bizspace, Emma Long, said: “We are really pleased with the new workspace.
“We are hoping that Wortley will become known as a great location for businesses to launch and flourish and that we will see some leading businesses of the future get off the ground at Photon House.”