Endsleigh secures 160 jobs with Burnley move

Insurance firm Endsleigh has agreed a move into new Burnley premises which will protect 160 existing jobs and has the potential to create a further 100 jobs over the next few years.

Endsleigh BurnleyEndsleigh will shortly occupy 24,972 sq ft of new office accommodation with Kingsway House at the edge of the town centre after terms were agreed for a letting.

The office building was purchased a few years ago from receivership by East Lancashire Regeneration. Since its acquisition, Fuel Cards has renewed its leasehold interest and a letting was completed 18 months to Xercise4Less for approximately 30,000 sq ft.

Endsleigh have agreed terms to take occupation of the whole of the top floor for a new call centre in the town and is relocating from their existing premises on Manchester Road.

A refurbishment programme is currently under way with occupation scheduled for early 2016.

Alan Kinder of East Lancashire Regeneration said: “Our investment in Kingsway House has already brought rewards with companies such as Fuel Cards and Xercise4Less in occupation. The letting to Endsleigh is good news for both Kingsway House and Burnley. Endsleigh’s commitment to the town will both protect and create new job opportunities." Michael Cavannagh of the Burnley office of Trevor Dawson and Richard Wharton of JLL’s Machester office acted for the landlord and tenant respectively.