Pattern Store office development at Marshall’s Yard enjoys lettings ‘boom

Demand for commercial office space at Gainsborough’s award winning Marshall’s Yard has stepped up in recent months – a sure sign that the region is starting to see the signs of recovery.

Demand for commercial office space at Gainsborough’s award winning Marshall’s Yard has stepped up in recent months – a sure sign that the region is starting to see the signs of recovery.

Improvements in the economic climate are showing signs in the Lincolnshire market town – with a number of commercial units at the Marshall’s Yard’s Pattern Store development being let in the last month.

A&C Cycles Ltd and ACE Studio have both confirmed they’re taking space at the Pattern Store – showing that there can be alternative uses made out of office units and the benefit of running a thriving business from the town centre’s shopping centre. Further announcements are due to be made later this month.

Marshall’s Yard’s Centre Manager, Jackie Helliwell, said: “We have been fortunate through the difficult economic climate to keep an excellent occupation rate within the office sector at Marshall’s Yard and rarely having anything other than 100% occupancy in the retail units.

“It’s fair to say however that we did see the number of enquiries dip in the last couple of years but since we’ve gone into 2014 there has definitely been a shift and we are getting more inquiries about our commercial and office space.

“We now only have two office units left available for the first time since the centre opened. We are also fully let still on the centre itself with a waiting list in place for retailers eager to come on and additional space recently created especially for new tenants Mountain Warehouse and Poundland.”

The award winning multi-channel menswear retailer Fallen Hero opened at the centre last month – expanding alongside the company’s Scunthorpe store.

The team at Marshall’s Yard maintain that continuing to invest throughout the recession and maintaining a good retail mix has put the centre in a good position.

Jackie added: “We would like to think that the high level of confidence from investors in Marshall’s Yard is due largely to the fact that the centre offer is not only a pleasant environment for shoppers but also for workers.”

ACE Studio – Allsorts Children Entertainment – will offer a range of services for children aged from 0-early teens when it opens on May 1st. Children’s parties are the speciality for business owner, Rebecca Cross, who has had five years working in the field from her Scunthorpe base and over 20 years working in childcare.

Children’s party packages range from £150 for a basic party to £200 which includes a party ready room, character visits from either a Disney princess or cartoon superhero, disco, games, candy buffet and pampering area including temporary glitter tattoos for the girls. A celeb inspired dress up ‘disco-diva’ party is also offered for the VIP’s aged nine plus.

ACE Studio will also aim to offer pre prom parties, baby disco, baby gym and toddler stay and play groups. There will also be karaoke and disco afternoons held at the venue for children with learning difficulties. Baby massage classes and a host of other services for parents, children and babies will be announced soon.

A&C Cycles Ltd will open to the public in time for Easter. Co-owners, Andrea Cook and Chris Taylor, are excited about their new venture into the business premises. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the cycle trade as a mechanic and can offer services specialising in classic restoration, bespoke builds and build your own. All aspects of repair and maintenance are offered here including hydraulic brakes, Shimano and Capagnolo gears and much more.

Further announcements about new lettings at the Pattern store are expected later this month.

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