Monday, December 11, 2023

Grimsby office building welcomes social housing provider as new tenant

Grimsby office building, Cartergate House, is welcoming a new tenant as social housing provider Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP) moves in.

As his team are preparing to settle into the new home, LHP Chief Executive Murray Macdonald was greeted by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources and Assets, Cllr Stephen Harness whose authority is the landlord.

Cllr Harness said the decision by LHP to move brought with it various benefits – a main one being the influx of professional workers close to Grimsby town centre.

“This is further good news, and we are delighted to welcome Murray and his team to this modern office building.

“If we look at what is being planned in our town centre in the coming months and years, we see an area that will be transformed – offering more opportunity for work, and leisure for all ages and enforcing our ambition to build a stronger economy and stronger communities.

“Work on St James’ House has started in what is now a lovely St James’ Square, the council’s Market Hall and Leisure Scheme is progressing, the redevelopment of Riverhead Square has started, and there is the new Garth Lane area and bridge.

“Then there is the forthcoming Onside Horizon Youth Zone which will regenerate the West Haven Maltings and this week Cabinet approval was given to take forward plans to develop good quality new homes on brownfield land at Alexandra Dock – a scheme identified in the Grimsby Masterplan. This is all part of a vision now being realised to bring about massive and positive change for the town centre. These are exciting times,” added Cllr Harness.

The move by LHP means the building now has two leading tenants, having been occupied by regional law firm Wilkin Chapman since its construction and opening in 2018. LHP will be occupying the ground floor office suite with just under 5,000 sq ft of space.

Mr Macdonald said: “We have recently launched our 2022-2027 Corporate Plan, Great Homes… Strong Communities, which outlines our commitment to a more sustainable future, and working more closely with our customers in their neighbourhoods.

“As an organisation we are embracing modern ways of working and providing our colleagues with both flexibility and the most appropriate facilities for them to undertake their role.”

Mr Macdonald explained how the organisation, formed by the merger of Shoreline and Boston Mayflower in 2018, has seen customers’ habits change and was responding to that.

He added: “We work best when we are engaging with customers and other agencies to deliver housing solutions. Such engagements can work better in the community and, sometimes, in people’s homes. Having a large office with rows of desks is not particularly efficient and so we have taken the view that a smaller office base and increased technology and flexibility will enable us to invest further into the business.”

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