Hub has something to please everyone

MSPs visit the new Business Hub
MSPs visit the new Business Hub

Providing business premises to suit tenants with a wide range of different needs is the aim of a new development in the heart of Falkirk.

Whether firms and individuals require premises for a few hours or 20 years, the Business Hub has been launched to provide the solution.

Alistair Campbell, managing director of developer Bellair (Scotland) Ltd, said he hopes to roll out his visionary “easy in, easy out” model of simplified lease agreements across Scotland, while playing a part in Falkirk’s regeneration.

The Hub is in the former General Post Office building in Vicar Street and is a four-storey, fully-managed business centre.

Mr Campbell said: “We are creating a business environment for a range of different users, from small to large businesses as well as home workers looking for a desk for a couple of hours or days. Offices, whatever size, can be let on short term licences or longer leases – totally flexible to what the tenant wants.

“We will be providing facilities and services to support networking and the potential for co-working in an atmosphere where small businesses will not only locate but also meet to operate, to be creative and to grow.”

The Hub will offer 45 serviced offices on three upper floors with a target of having 12 businesses moving in before the end of the year. Bellair estimates around 200 people could eventually be based in the building, a mix of small businesses and individuals.

Mr Campbell added: “We’ve had a lot of interest as we’re offering something that’s so different – and we are already looking at the possibility of rolling out this new-style model to other locations.”

Last week, MSPs Angus MacDonald and Michael Matheson visited the new-look premises and both were enthusiastic about the services it offered.