A Tameside-born entrepreneur has chosen Dukinfield as the place to launch his next business venture.
Jason Dixon, the group CEO of Office Tech Holdings, has invested £2million in the former Bardsley building on Globe Industrial Estate.
It’s relaunching as an ‘out-of-town workspace’ and will provide a hybrid office space to various companies.
The offices will have on-site parking and be equipped with super-fast Wi-Fi and broadband. There will be PO box facilities with digital inbound and outbound mail services, printing services and conference space, as well as a bistro and coffee shop with the focus on healthy, nutritional meals.
It is the company’s first site, with plans to target fringe areas of other cities in the UK – such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield – in the next two years.
The Dukinfield building is now undergoing a stylish £600k renovation, using local suppliers whenever possible, to provide companies with an alternative to the city centre office.
First customers will include Unilever-owned Walls Refrigeration Units who will be moving its team of 16 staff into the space, from their current Trafford Park base.
The cohab workspaces are backed up with all the services, tech solutions and support required to help companies operate seamlessly, efficiently and compliantly. There will be 25 plug and play tech ‘pods’ as well as more traditional office space. A Members Bar will host regular events to help build a strong, in-house business community, sharing services and driving business opportunities for tenants.
It’s designed for companies that want to downsize permanent office space, as well as small businesses and individuals that want to benefit from local office facilities and up-to-date technology at an affordable pay-as-you go price, without committing to larger long term fixed overheads.
Jason said: “The pandemic has fundamentally changed how, when and where we work, and we know that not everyone is working from home as productively and compliantly as they could. Many just don’t have the luxury of a dining table or a spare room that they can turn into an office five days a week.
“Our new shared office space concept is a perfect combination of convenience, cost effectiveness and professionalism. We’re providing workspace for those many regional businesses that are switching to a hybrid work model – cutting down on lengthy commutes and expensive parking - as well as those younger, smaller businesses that want to enjoy working in a more professional and secure environment.”