Urban Splash has completed the first phase of refurbishments at its Tea Factory scheme in Liverpool.
The news comes as the regeneration company has announced 20,000 sq ft of new deals across its North West portfolio.
Originally completed in 2002, the Tea Factory, located in the city’s Ropewalks area, is currently undergoing a full refurbishment.
The first phase of work includes the creation of a branded ‘Tea Break’ kitchen, relaxation and breakout spaces.
Emily Handslip, Urban Splash associate director, says: “There’s been a huge shift in demand from businesses who want radically different physical environments to those desired just a decade ago.
“The changes have been really well received and our tenants attended an advanced opening event late in the summer at which they were given branded merchandise to help extend the sense of ownership and community we want to evoke here.”
New tenants at the Tea Factory include Spaces, a sub-brand of Regus, which offers flexible workspaces for start-ups and SMEs.
The organisation will offer serviced offices across two floors at the building having signed up for 10,000 sq ft of space.
Other lettings include 1,507 sq ft at the neighbouring Vanilla Factory to V Media as well as additional lets at the Matchworks in Speke where tenants including Beautiful Brows, Mobile Distribution and Stuart Gelling International have all relocated.
Urban Splash is working with architects shedkm to develop further design improvements to the building including plans for the exterior and units inside.