Businesses battling for space at thriving centre

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Aug 2018

THE business “buzz” at a thriving Beverley shopping centre is louder than ever as companies battle to get a piece of the action.

The arrival of two new businesses at Flemingate has seen the final spaces at office development Armstrong House filled.

Financial advisor Ashley Phillips and software developer Garage Data Systems have joined the array of businesses, cafés, restaurants and shops on the site, which is going from strength to strength.

Phillip Trevarrow, director and principal financial adviser at Ashley Phillips, said the move would help the business to grow.

He said: “We wanted to be in a modern environment with a bigger office space to enable us to grow and Flemingate fits the bill for our business.

“We’re right in the centre of where it’s all happening – we have facilities all around us and there is easy parking for our clients and staff.

“There’s a buzz around Flemingate. We’re above Starbucks, opposite Costa Coffee and there are restaurants and the cinema, so it’s a hive of activity. It’s a very fresh and vibrant area.”

The Flemingate development is Beverley’s largest-ever regeneration scheme, and includes big-name brands such as Debenhams and H&M as well as being home to the East Riding College campus, an 80-bed Premier Inn hotel and a six-screen digital cinema.

Three years have passed since the flagship shopping centre opened its doors, on the site of a former chemical works.
Since then, spaces have become increasingly short, as Flemingate continues to gather momentum.

Ashley Phillips is joined in Armstrong House by Garage Data Systems, a software company which has its roots firmly planted in Beverley.

John Gouldthorp, asset manager at Wykeland Group,  which led the Flemingate regeneration,  said: “Armstrong House brings an important element to the mix of uses at Flemingate and has introduced much-needed high- quality, modern and fit-for-purpose office accommodation to Beverley. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Ashley Phillips and Garage Data Systems to Armstrong House and that the building is now fully let to forward-looking local businesses.”

The pair of businesses join the likes of international toy and games manufacturer Deluxe- base and traffic engineering and highway design specialists Local Transport Projects in the building.

Hull-based Wykeland is now conducting a refurbishment of Minster House, which is adjacent to Flemingate centre. 

Once completed, the building will provide extensive office accommodation over three floors, in a wide range of suites from single rooms to full floors. 

To enquire about this space, email John Gouldthorp at

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