29 October 2014

New start-up space for Leeds businesses

We have created new small offices and workshops at Photon House business centre in Leeds, aimed at start-ups and small businesses in the Wortley area.

We have created extra business space aimed specifically at start-ups and small businesses in and around Wortley.

By splitting up a large vacant office, we have created 16 new small offices and workshops at our Photon House Business Centre on Percy Street. These range from 121 to 488 square feet.

We are inviting interested businesses to view the space on a series of drop-in days:

  • Tuesdays 11th and 18th November
  • Wednesdays 12th and 19th November.

Reflecting the needs of the community

The development is in response to an increasing number of enquiries from start-ups looking for small offices and units. Business centre manager Hayley Waudby explains,

Small office for start-ups

“Over the past year we have had over 120 enquiries from companies with between one and four staff and Photon House in particular has been attracting 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.”

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, commented: “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.”

For more information on the units or drop-in days, please call Hayley on 01132 775 200.