Centre Square welcomes its first occupier – video

Two Centre Square, a three-storey 34,000 sq ft office building, was the first to be completed.  One Centre Square – which followed two months later has a floor space of 60,000 sq ft over four storeys.

The distinctive buildings have already become popular landmarks in the centre of Middlesbrough and last month, the development was named the Best Commercial Project in the North in the LABC Building Excellence Awards.

GBB CEO Steve Deutsch and Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston inside 2 Centre Square.

GBB CEO Steve Deutsch and Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston inside 2 Centre Square.

The quality of Centre Square has also played a major role in attracting businesses.  A new bank – GBB – announced it was moving its headquarters into Two Centre Square, creating up to 120 jobs.   Its chief executive Steve Deutsch said the building, its location and communication links would help attract new employees.

The XPS Pensions Group is bringing its 90 staff and hopes to create more jobs.  David Watkins, XPS Administration’s Managing Director, said: “The Centre Square development provided us with a modern and environmentally-friendly office, which is essential if we are to continue to attract and retain the high calibre workforce we need.”

Causeway, the global technology company, then announced it was moving into the top floor of One Centre Square and also said it would be taking on more staff.

And, in the last of a flurry of announcements, Firstsource – the business process management services firm – said it had signed a 10-year deal to take three floors of One Centre Square – totalling some 40,000 sq ft, ultimately creating more than 100 new jobs.

One floor of Two Centre Square and 2,000 sq ft on the top floor of One Centre Square are still available but the project team is confident these final spaces will be let in the near future.