The Old Foundry in Walsall Prepares for Official Opening
Walsall’s ┬ú1m refurbishment of a 200 year-old former industrial property is beginning to pay off, as the new business centre receives its first tenant and prepares for the official opening.
The Old Foundry in Caldmore has been redeveloped in conjunction with conservation officers from Walsall Borough Council, and now provides a supportive environment for start-ups and SMEs, complete with flexible terms and low deposits. There is also planning for an on-site media centre which tenants will be able to make use of.
Although the centre will not officially be opened until the end of June, it has already welcomed its first tenant – steel plate distributor and processor Brown McFarlane. There has also been a high volume of interest from other local businesses looking to take up space within the property.
“We are delighted to be the first tenants on this site,” commented Andrew Webster of Brown McFarlane, speaking to TheBusinessDesk.
He added: “Halcyon, the project managers have bent over backwards to accommodate our requirements – and we now have a super new suite of offices and meeting rooms that meet our needs and those of our clients.”
The centre, which has been funded by the Queen Anne Trust, will be officially opening on Wednesday 30th June in an event that will promote business support for the new Walsall Hospice.
Professor Carl Chinn, local historian, writer and broadcaster, will perform the official opening alongside the Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Gary Clarke and Cheryl Bradburne, director of fundraising for Walsall Hospice.
Image courtesy of Halcyon Services