Bassetlaw District Council has officially opened its thriving new business hub in Worksop town centre that provides facilities and support for up to 30 small and micro businesses.
Middletons Yard, which saw a number of buildings with historical significance sympathetically regenerated into a modern and contemporary business hub, was officially opened by the Council’s Chair, Cllr Deborah Merryweather, along with other dignitaries and partners who were integral to the project.
After welcoming its first tenants in December 2022, it has since become a base for 22 businesses. This includes companies in a diverse number of sectors including finance, transport, green technology and fostering services. In addition to an independent café called Secret Garden.
Middletons Yard provides managed office space over two floors in its main building, three floors in second building, and additional self-contained offices in the historic Brewers Yard section. The buildings have been designed to offer flexible spaces and include two dedicated meeting rooms and break-out areas to encourage networking between businesses. The hub also accommodates a co-working space and virtual tenancies, for start-ups and micro businesses.
In addition to office space, the Council’s Economic Development Team provide occupants with a wrap-around business support service that includes access to start-up Enterprise Grants, pre-start up advice and training, links to supply chains, and skills and recruitment support.
In addition to supporting local businesses, Middleton’s Yard is also supporting the high street by bringing additional footfall to Worksop Town centre. Public spaces are an integral part of the site to increase accessibility in the town centre and provide easy access to the high street and public transport hubs.
With such strong links to local businesses and the high street, the official opening also saw Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy, Jonathan Reynolds MP invited by Cllr Jo White to support the opening of the building.
If you would like to know more about Middletons Yard, or enquire about the four remaining available office spaces, or other opportunities, please visit www.middletonsyard.co.uk or call 01909 384 811.