Group First unveils £5.5m development

Group First is set to unveil its new £5.5m headquarters featuring premium serviced office suites available to let in Padiham.

Group First Padiham 2It is the Hot 100 company's 21st development and is part of the group's ongoing expansion throughout the North West.

The 12,500 sq ft ground floor will be the headquarters and training centre for Group First, which encompasses Business First commercial centres and Store First self-storage facilities.

The remaining 30,000 sq ft is available for business customers to let from £12.50 per sq ft. The first floor features suites ranging from 800 to 3,000 square feet suitable for small to medium professional services, while the top floor can accommodate up to 370 people across 12,500 square feet - ideal for call centres or corporate lets.

Overlooking the Ribble Valley, next to the River Calder, the business centre will feature the highest specification CAT 6 cabling throughout with floating floors, air conditioning and comfort cooling plus battery and generator 24/7 back-up.

Located on Shuttleworth Mead, a mile and a half from Junction 8 of the M65, Business First Platinum Office Suites will also be available for commercial tenants to rent with state-of-the-art Siematic kitchens and Senator-furnished break-out areas on every floor. Centre manager Sarah Hall said: "This is the most prestigious office space in the North West and it represents a significant investment for the Business First group. We have had a huge amount of interest from businesses with a desire to elevate their reputation to the next level and present an exceptional impression to staff and customers."