Bellair chooses the easy life

Bellair chooses the easy life

The £2m Falkirk Business Hub, designed to meet the specific space needs of a wide range of businesses, has opened.

With four companies operating already and another six offices set to be occupied by mid-October, developer Bellair (Scotland) Ltd is planning to roll out its “easy in, easy out” model of simplified lease agreements throughout Scotland.

The Hub is a four-storey, 27,000 sq ft, fully-managed business centre community in the former General Post Office, where tenants can pay to work for a matter of hours or for 20 years or more, depending on needs.

A total of 45 serviced offices will occupy three upper floors with Bellair estimating that around 200 people could be based in the building, a mix of small businesses and individuals. The co-working suite is aimed at tenants from ‘external’ companies to new-starts or those based in the serviced offices. Mentoring, advice and facilities tailored to support businesses, regardless of size, are all in the package offered.

The company’s East Gateway Hub in Grangemouth provided the blueprint for Falkirk and now a site in Stirling is being considered.

“We are creating a business environment for a range of different users, from small to large businesses as well as home workers looking for a desk for a couple of hours or days,” said Alistair Campbell, Bellair managing director, who have funded the project having been involved in property development and investments throughout Central Scotland over the past 35 years.

“We are encouraged by the response and the level of interest so far. There is a demand for offices, whatever size, that can be let on short-term licences or longer leases – totally flexible as to what the tenant wants.”