A scheme to revitalise two central Taunton office buildings into flexible, modern work space is set to boost the town’s rapidly growing appeal as a business base.
Called Tangier Central, the two buildings, which are located in Castle Street with views over the River Tone, are undergoing extensive modernisation and upgrading that will see new office space ranging from 2,500 sq ft to 60,000 sq ft released onto the market starting from summer 2016.
With secure car parking available for up to 200 vehicles, Tangier Central will offer open plan work space with views across the tree-lined river, along with the convenience of a central position in Taunton. Tangier Central is a 15-minute walk from Taunton railway station, and a 10-minute drive from Junction 25 on the M5.
Both the interior and exterior of the Castle Street buildings are being revamped as part of the Tangier Central scheme, with a focus on providing open plan work space to a high specification for a wide range of businesses.
Nigel Hatfield, Director at Hatfield White, commented: “Taunton is Somerset’s fastest growing town for good reason – it boasts a strategic location close to the M5 and an existing pool of top quality businesses, services and talent.
“Tangier Central will see the release of 60,000 sq ft of modern offices to the market which can accommodate expanding businesses. The space is ideal for companies wanting to provide staff with a comfortable, light and productive environment in which to work – and ample parking.
“Located next to the banks of the River Tone, Tangier Central enjoys a wonderful, quiet setting yet is a stone’s throw from the town centre and its railway, with Junction 26 a short drive away.”
Cllr Mark Edwards, Deputy Leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council, holds the business development brief. He said: “The creation of much-needed, quality office space with Tangier Central is a further boon to Taunton’s ‘Growing Success’ strategy.
“Tangier Central is another signal to businesses that Taunton supports business growth. Furthermore, the scheme is helping to realise the potential of Taunton’s river setting, putting a formerly overlooked part of the town’s centre firmly back on the map.”