Work is already under way to complete a base for BT’s Local Government UK operations centre in South Shields. It is expected that a recruitment drive to gain new staff is not far off to ensure that all the desk are filled on the grand opening of the centre.
It is expected that the building will house around 500 staff and best of all it gives a boost to the community that wasn’t expected two years ago when the recession first started to come into action. This is welcomed along with the investment into the Harton Staithes Riverside development which is slated for completion for the new year.
The new centre will boast four floors and will provide over 58,000 square feet of office space. The expected cost to complete this project ranges at around £10.5 million.
A long term leasing agreement has been made by BT and it will see them take up a good chunk of the office space being offered. First indications show that there will be 43,000 square feet occupied by the telecommunications giant.
BT are expected to move in next summer and with their name carrying so much weight, it is expected to create some much needed buzz in the area.