Major Hull city centre building's transformation continues as nursery moves in

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 21 May 2018

A city centre building has been given a new lease of life after being converted into a new office and leisure facility.

New faces are still be welcomed at The Worx – formerly known as Blundell’s Corner – as the transformation of the building continues.

The property, on the corner of Beverley Road and Spring Bank, was bought by Allenby Commercial in 2016, and new tenants are still rolling in.

A children’s nursery is set to open in the building, which still houses the Mail, and a 24-hour gym has proved a hit since being unveiled.

The Worx building

Andy Hayton, managing director at Allenby Commercial, said: “We see the importance of creating spaces in the city for businesses to thrive and help build the local economy.

“Purchasing and refurbishing sites like Blundell’s Corner has been important in helping us achieve this and it’s great to see so many businesses grow as a result of the spaces we create for them.”

The Hull Daily Mail occupies the first floor, with the building’s new tenants arriving earlier this spring.

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Springboard Nursery, a tenant of Allenby Commercial since 2013, secured its new home after being supported by the company to expand the business.

Gail Heelas, owner of Springboard Nursery, said: “The Worx is a great new location for us, it’s very visible and being so central it’s easy for people who work in town, particularly as there is good parking.

“Allenby’s supported us with our business expansion, fully refurbishing the space, planning it with us to design an environment that was exactly what we needed.

“Our experience with them over the last four and a half years has been great. They like to keep their properties looking nice all the time, which works for us as we have the same high standards.

"If we need them for any reason they’re quick to respond and work with us to resolve any issues. I can’t fault them.”

The city has been experiencing a booming commercial market, with investors and businesses in the region buoyed by the confidence of the city.

With parking, an on-site 24-hour gym, children’s nursery, office facilities and the Mail, demand for space at The Worx is at a premium.

Mr Hayton, of Allenby’s, said: “We now have a large portfolio of diverse properties under our belt and an incredibly dedicated team.

“Unlike other developers, we design and create the space our tenants need for their business, enabling them to get the most out of their premises and focus on what they do best, their business.”

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