Hedon’s economy could receive a major boost if a new anchor tenant can be found for St Augustine’s Park – one of the town’s most prestigious office complexes.
The development, on the southside of Hull Road, was most recently used as the regional headquarters for gas storage firm Centrica but is now available and being marketed by PPH Commercial.
Boasting 10,010 sqft of high-quality office space, the two-storey purpose-built complex has 70 private car parking spaces and can comfortably accommodate 110 people.
Benefiting from lift access, state-of the-art CCTV, a back-up mains electricity supply, air conditioning and a superb central entrance leading into a main reception; the would be perfect for anyone operating in the office, healthcare or service sectors.
Although its long-term future is still up in the air, owner Mike Bryan is determined to find a tenant who will benefit the local economy and its community.
Mr Bryan said: “In my opinion, the site is ideal for an occupant who needs everything to be under one roof – like a doctor’s surgery, health centre or office-based business.
“Renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in this area and this office is in a perfect location for the back-office administration which is often associated with production.
“Hopefully, it won’t be too long before its future is assured because it’s a bit of a hidden gem with a lot of untapped potential.”
Located opposite 453 acres of land owned by Associated British Ports, which has previously been allocated outline planning permission, the development is currently being marketed for rent by PPH Commercial and is available as a whole or in two individual floors.
The landowner would also be prepared to consider a sale of the freehold interest, but only if a suitable occupier comes to the fore.
Mr Bryan said: “I’m fairly open minded about the future of St Augustine’s Gate and I’m obviously open to any interesting offers.
“Although I’m keen to see the building occupied and in use, I want it to be a deal that’s in the best interests of Hedon and its economic future.
“I’m confident that will happen, it’s just a case of waiting for the right deal to come along.”