Work on the £5 million redevelopment of the historic Globe Mills in Slaithwaite has been completed.
Globe Innovation Centre Ltd, a partnership between Hartley Property Trust Ltd, 3M, the University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Council, has invested more than £5 million to transform The Globe in Slaithwaite. Up to 80,000 sq ft of space available from May.
A renovation has been completed of all five floors in the first of two significant buildings that were originally built in 1887 for textiles production.
The site now provides a state-of-the-art innovation centre, laboratory space, medical suites, offices and retail space complete with an Artisan Hall.
Chris Smith, spokesman for The Hartley Group, said: “We are delighted to bring to market this exciting new development which has already attracted significant interest with terms out to three major occupiers.
“Kirklees is home to 14,000+ businesses with core sectors including advanced manufacturing and precision engineering, textiles, pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, and creative and digital industries. It was recently named the second best place in the UK to set up and run a business and we believe that The Globe is offering the right space at the right time.”
Last year, Hartley Property Trust agreed a 15-year lease with Colne Valley Group Practice and a pharmacy to occupy 6,000 sq ft of ground floor space in the building.
Triton Construction is currently fitting out the medical facility, on behalf of Globe Developments Ltd, to provide consultation rooms, a minor operations room, nurse treatment rooms, administration space and a large multi use training room as well as the adjacent pharmacy. When it opens in May, the medical centre is set to support more than 10,000 patients.
The remaining medical space on the first floor is being targeted at ancillary health services such as dentist, optician, physiotherapist and holistic services with suites available from 500 to 7,500 sq ft.
Larger floor plates are offered for office occupation from 1,000 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft.
The Innovation Centre offers incubator office and laboratory accommodation from 150 sq ft upwards with business support available from the University of Huddersfield, 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and Kirklees Council.
The Artisan Hall provides ‘shell specification ready’ opportunities for specialist food, drink and other local producers from 1,000 sq ft up to 7,500 sq ft.