Plans for Burtons Chambers to transform into a Shared Workspace, providing a wide range of accommodation for entrepreneurs and businesses in Accrington, are moving on, with procurement of the operator who will run the space underway.
Originally a workplace, Burtons Chambers an important Art Deco heritage asset in the Town Square opposite the Town Hall has become increasingly unoccupied. LUF funding is allowing for the building to be sympathetically restored and repurposed.
The project will reimagine the space as a multifunctional hub, providing flexible working spaces. A key focus will be on nurturing and supporting the growth of new businesses and SMEs.
The successful operator will be tasked with multiple critical responsibilities, including the opportunity to contribute to the design of the building’s refurbishment, developing and launching the pricing model, managing memberships, recruitment of new teams, marketing, and develop plans to attract and retain users, members, and partners.
Bidders are being asked to express their interest in the tender by emailing ALUF@CBRE.com by the 8th of January.
Burton’s Chambers is one of the Levelling Up Funded projects being delivered as part of the Accrington Town Square scheme, which also includes:
Market Hall: The Market Hall in Accrington will be extensively refurbished to become a vibrant retail, leisure, and food and drink destination for residents and attracting visitors from across the country.
Market Chambers: Market Chambers will be refurbished, and restored, with the goal of transforming it into a cultural, arts, and heritage venue.
The renovation and repurposing of these buildings are set to act as catalysts for regeneration and investment in Accrington’s town centre. The initiatives will boost footfall, provide support to existing businesses, and attract a diverse array of new enterprises and activities, thereby breathing new life into the town.