Geoff Hogg, Linthorpe Developments photo

CPNE appointed to flourishing Middlesbrough business centre

Linthorpe Developments have appointed Connect Property North East as letting agents for the newly renovated Central Point Business Centre.

Linthorpe Developments has created Central Point by transforming the former Midland House building, in central Middlesbrough, to provide high specification office space ranging from 160 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft.

The development company is led by Geoff Hogg, who, with more than 20 years’ experience in the property sector has built a strong mixed portfolio of retail, office and residential schemes, having invested more than £15m across the North East.

Mr Hogg said: “While Connect Property North East is a relatively new company, its chartered surveyor directors have an established track record and a wealth of experience in the lettings market.

“Having letting agents of this calibre on board will be invaluable in attracting more tenants to Central Point and helping breath new economic life into the business heart of Middlesbrough.

The business centre already has attracted a range of businesses including offshore and engineering training provider Consulting & Training UK and independent healthy food restaurant, delivery and takeaway service Nosh Healthy Kitchen.

Central Point’s offices have high speed broadband up to 100MB and access to shared amenities including meeting rooms, a board room and kitchens and there is a private underground car park.

In addition to being fully-serviced with rents including rates and utilities, the offices are available under flexible terms with no-long term rental commitment required.

Central Point also offers flexible storage facilities with secure units of between 750 sq. ft. and 2,500 sq. ft., which are aimed at Middlesbrough-based companies looking for additional off-site storage.

Connect Property North East Director Tim Carter has joined forces with fellow Directors Jonathan Simpson and Andrew Wilkinson to create Connect Property North East, the largest specialist niche commercial agency practice to serve the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

Tim Carter said: “Central Point offers a great working environment in an excellent central Middlesbrough location “It already has started to make an impact on the local economy by increasing the commercial population of the area with a diverse range of businesses taking up occupancy.  “Central Point’s current and future occupiers will complement existing businesses in the Linthorpe Road area by creating a wider business and customer base that also will generate new employment opportunities.”