Horncastle transform City offices for local businesses

Local property developers, Horncastle Group Plc, invest in and transform Hull city centre offices with an exciting and vibrant new look to the exterior and throughout the building, giving local businesses the perfect opportunity to expand or relocate!

25, located on South Street, previously had a very traditional appearance both inside and out but has recently undergone a design transformation and following a scheme of works to replace the exterior windows, paint the exterior brick work, add new signage and also improve the interior office and communal spaces, the building now has an exciting and contemporary feel and is ready for immediate occupants.

The former Hull headquarters to the Leeds Permanent Building Society, 25, is situated right at the heart of Hull city centre and perfect for local businesses looking to grow, expand or simply looking to relocate to a new, contemporary and well serviced small office space in a central location.

David Watson, Director of the Horncastle Group said, “The city centre has its advantages for growing businesses and our objective at 25 is to stimulate more property owners in the vicinity to think about what they can achieve with their buildings and so bring a fresh new life and prosperity to this part of the city. We are looking to officially launch the building and welcome local businesses to come and have a look around the newly refurbished offices so look out for your invitation in the post!

David added, “It is fantastic that we have been able to complete the works at 25 to such a high standard that has been achieved by working with two local agencies, Den and Fred, and using local craftsmen to undertake the work.”

The major investment at 25, comes as part of a wider campaign launched by Horncastle, to support and encourage local businesses to expand and develop. Gro with Horncastle is about being much more than a landlord or a developer, instead it is a campaign to push, encourage and support businesses, giving them a proactively managed property solution along with a package of support services to help them grow and develop. Horncastle can offer a host of different services to support local businesses including helping businesses plan for growth, provide support and guidance on funding, assist with asset purchase and also provide access to new business contacts and marketing support if required.

Horncastle commissioned Fred Marketing to deliver the concept and branding for 25, along with designing the exterior of the building. Horncastle also commissioned Den to carry out the interior works and design contemporary office space to suit a range of different small businesses, along with designing new kitchen and toilet facilities and also communal areas, giving the whole building an improved look and feel.

Dominic Frary, Creative Director of Fred Marketing said, “Initially we were commissioned to create a new brand identity and communication strategy for what was formerly Permanent House but immediately saw a greater opportunity to extend the brand through a bold renovation and facelift to the exterior of the building and signage throughout. The former drab exterior has been transformed into an iconic office building of great quality office space. The design was influenced by the street scene or painted townhouse to be found in Holland. Our brand lead approach to this scheme proves that your office or building can really communicate a lot about your brand and its values. I hope that this bold design approach is the catalyst for a number of buildings throughout the city.”

Emma Fearn, Creative Director of Den said, “Having worked with Horncastle on previous occasions we were thrilled to be asked to reinvent the interior of 25. Instantly we could see the potential to create a boutique office space like nothing else in the city. The project centres round a fantastically detailed stairwell, the core of the design layered with personality and inspiration. We also created quirky messages for each floor such “Don’t Fancy the Stairs? Going Up?” and “Going My Way? Hop In”, designing a space that strikingly grabs your attention, electrified with a little bit of humour. We want to inspire new and existing businesses through the design of their working environment and it is the simplicity and originality of the design that isn’t trying too hard to be the coolest office space in the city. It just is.”

As part of the wider Gro with Horncastle campaign, Horncastle has recently invested in other sites across the Hull and East Yorkshire area to ensure that all sites offer a high standard working environment and capacity for businesses to grow and develop. Sites include Tom Thumb Industrial Estate, Unit 5 on Spring Bank West and St John’s located on Southcoates Lane. Horncastle also have a number of development sites with fantastic space available for a host of different businesses requirements, sites include Green Park, Ozone and The Beacon.

For more information on all sites available please visit: www.growithhorncastle.co.uk