Into the Spotlight, sponsored by Huddersfield-based Scriba PR, is a weekly feature which highlights some great businesses. Here, we look inside The Media Centre in Huddersfield which has just undergone a major refurbishment.

The Media Centre in Huddersfield has recently undergone a dramatic makeover to support ambitious growth plans, attract talent and signify a new era for the creative hub.

The organisation – spread across two town centre buildings – has undergone a transformation in a bid to provide an adaptable environment for almost 170 companies, as well as numerous flexible workers who visit the space on a day-to-day basis.

Work has included a new breakout area, reimagined meeting rooms and the launch of a new ‘flex space’ with individual desks available for monthly rent.

Significant attention has been paid to the design aesthetics of the surroundings including new wall murals, furnishings and a more vibrant reception area.

Located across Northumberland Street and Lord Street in the heart of Huddersfield town centre, the refurbished spaces will foster further collaboration with community groups and institutions such as the University of Huddersfield with a calendar of networking events due to resume.

Media Centre CEO Vernon O’Reilly said: “We’re immensely proud of the work The Media Centre does, and we wanted a place that reflected the creative spirit that many of our tenants and visitors hold.

“The refreshed reception, relaunch of the cafe space to create a breakout area for clients, a new conference space which utilises video conferencing technology, premium offices and reimagined external branding all signify the start of an exciting new chapter for us as an organisation.

“Huddersfield is a town made up of lots of unique, forward-thinking businesses, so I’m happy to present the new look to the community, which I hope will facilitate further collaboration and innovative thinking.

“Our duo of buildings gives us the presence and environment we need and I hope it will benefit our colleagues, tenants and visitors for years to come.”

Providing a hybrid of serviced offices, co-working areas, and meeting spaces, as well as support for digital and creative businesses in Huddersfield, The Media Centre has seen significant growth in recent months, with brands eager to find a home that encourages collaboration and networking between tenants and the wider region.

Currently boasting 70% occupancy, the centre still has a number of office spaces available for small and large organisations and is running a series of offers including discounted room hire and a ‘refer a friend’ scheme.

The Media Centre is a 25-year-old social enterprise that reinvests all profits into nurturing start-ups and young people, as well as the region’s arts and culture scene.

It began trading as a workspace when it re-developed an old plumber’s merchants. Today, it is made up of two distinctive buildings with their own history and identity.

More than 500 people work within The Media Centre each day with many more using it for meetings and events.