Centrix@Newton offers 15,000 sq ft of quality business accommodation spread over two storeys.
The acquisition of the site from the local authority was contested against a number of housebuilders, and a loss of further employment land to housing seemed to be an inevitable disposal outcome.
A compelling case was put forward to demonstrate that through a joint venture arrangement a ‘best value’ solution could be produced for St Helens Council by delivering an innovative employment reuse for the site with a state-of-the-art, technology based complex for start up businesses in a managed environment.
The services and features incorporated within Centrix result from a close dialogue with St Helens Chamber of Commerce in identifying the needs of small businesses. This research revealed a lack of high quality, fully serviced office accommodation with conference and meeting room facilities designed for small business needs.
Completed in 2004 at a value of £2.7million, the development was supported by the North West Development Agency,. Network Space is the developer, owner and manager of the property.