“This is an extremely exciting project for us as it is the first
project developed with the assistance of English Partnerships,” said
Evans Easyspace MD Tom Stokes. “We’ll be providing much needed space
for the small business sector, which needs the intensively managed,
easy-in, easy-out terms we offer throughout the UK.
“Evans Easyspace is a proactive
company with plans for rapid growth throughout the UK. We are unique
in this sector, giving small and growing businesses the chance to
access high quality offices and workshops at competitive rates and
with a rolling two-month licence deal, so our clients have tremendous
flexibility and no long term commitment. We’ve found this is an
irresistible offer for most small businesses.”
Evans Easyspace operates 28 business
centres around the UK and, thanks to a £100 million funding package
with Kodak Pension Plan, is set to triple in size over the next five
years. The company continues to expand by a mix of new build projects,
refurbishment and purchase of existing centres throughout the Midlands
and North. Easyspace centres are all strategically located to offer
businesses access to excellent road and rail links while being near
centres of population.
Phase 1 of the Peterborough project
will total 21,075 sq ft in two blocks, providing 10 offices and 12
workshops. Construction begins in February, with completion scheduled
for September. Phase 2, totalling 28,850 sq ft, is also over two
blocks and will provide 11 offices and 13 workshops. Construction will
begin immediately after completion of Phase 1. Local company Bernard
Shaw will be carrying out the work.
“Based on our experiences around the
UK, we will expect around 40 businesses to locate in the new centre,
providing around 155 jobs and making a significant contribution to the
local economy,” said Tom Stokes.
Richard Harrington, area director at
English Partnerships, said: "The development will provide essential
facilities to help new and small businesses grow and become
established in the city.
"English Partnerships is committed to
helping Peterborough expand and develop and is pleased to have worked
with Evans Easyspace on such a high quality speculative development."
Evans Easyspace offers a national
network of Evans Business Centres. Details of Evans Easyspace, its
centres and service are on the web at
or information is available on Freephone 0800 039 3900.