Historic office building gets more tenants following restoration.
The previously dis-repaired Edwardian building has started to attract more tenants and is set to start filling the upper floors early this year.
A steelworkers union is set to move its headquarters into a building which was redesigned by commercial developer, Python Properties.
The union, who represent more than 2500 steelworkers in Tees Valley, is set to be the ninth company to move into the three-storey building since its £1.5m renovation, to rescue it from dilapidation. They will join a variety of other companies including JRS Consultants, Bid Management UK, DDL and Power Tech.
Campaign Administrator for Community, Nicola Wells said: “We have followed the progress of the restoration of Cargo Fleet Offices ever since Python Properties first purchased the building.
“We were drawn instantly to the building’s history and links to the industry.”
The Edwardian building was named after its builders, the Cargo Fleet Iron Company who developed it in 1916 and it was the headquarters for British Steel Teeside.
The upper floors of the building are expected to start to fill early this year, as Python Properties are said to be in talks with another ten companies with regard to office space take-up.
Partner at Python Properties, Martin Johnson said: ”We have worked hard to preserve and celebrate the building’s history and its connection to industry so we are delighted that such a renowned organisation like the Community Trade Union, which is also central to steel working in the region, can see the benefits of being based here.”
“To practically fill the whole of the ground floor within a matter of months since the regeneration project was completed is marvelous and testament to the building.”