SilverDoor plans multi-million-pound refurbishment of Lancaster property

Serviced apartment specialist SilverDoor has signed a £1.5m deal to take on 7 Dalton Square, Lancaster, and will transform the vacant three-storey property into 15,000 sq ft space of Grade A offices.

Charter House, which overlooks the city's historic Dalton Square conservation area, has stood empty for nearly two years. It has previously been occupied by HMRC and the NHS.

SilverDoor has acquired the freehold and will move its existing Lancaster operation into the building by the end of the year following a multi-million pound refurbishment.

It will become home to the 40-strong Lancaster office of the international company, which has been based on Fenton Street since 2013.

Managing Director Marcus Angell, said: "This will be the most significant commercial office development the city has had in years. The scandalous dearth of large, high quality office space in Lancaster city centre has been a personal bugbear of mine in the search for a space that does justice to our brand and our people.

In Charter House, we have finally found a location that will, not only raise the bar for offices in the city, but will also demonstrate our confidence in the future of Lancaster as a great place to do  business. It is our hope that other companies will follow suit and bring further development and employment opportunities to the city and the region as a whole.

The scandalous dearth of large, high quality office space in Lancaster city centre has been a personal bugbear of mine

Following a record-breaking year of growth for SilverDoor in 2019, this new office in the city centre will enable the company to continue to expand its Lancaster team, which is home to account management, finance, HR, IT and marketing departments, and will complement the other four offices in London, Singapore, Denver and Hyderabad.

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