Posted 12 August 2022
Grimsby office move announced
We are delighted to announce our new Grimsby home.
From Spring 2023, we will move our North East Lincolnshire office to Cartergate House, on Chantry Lane in the town.
Previously, we announced the end of our lease on Westgate House, and our desire to look for a new Grimsby base.
The ground floor office suite, extending to just under 5,000 square feet has been empty since North East Lincolnshire Council constructed the building and occupied in the main by Wilkin Chapman Solicitors.
Murray MacDonald, Chief Executive said:
“We launched our 2022-2027 Corporate Plan, Great Homes…Strong Communities recently. This outlines our commitment to a more sustainable future, working more closely with our customers in their neighbourhoods.
“We are embracing modern ways of working. This means providing our colleagues with both flexibility and the most appropriate facilities to undertake their roles.”
Customer habits change
Our customers’ habits have changed, moving away from traditionally visiting our offices. Customers now want to see our teams working in their communities, along with more ways to contact us through digital channels.
Murray continued: “We work best when we engage with customers and other agencies to deliver housing solutions.
“Such engagements can work better in the community and, sometimes, in people’s homes.
“Having a large office with rows of desks is not particularly efficient. Our view is that a smaller office base, increased technology and flexibility will enable us to invest further into the business.”
Scotts Property LLP have advised us and their representative Lawrence Brown said:
“LHP worked with us to help shape and create their brief. The proposal is to fit out the premises in a modern staff focused way rather than straightforward corporate office.”
He continued: “We undertook a wide search across Grimsby and the surrounding area and settled on Cartergate House. It met a number of criteria including flexibility of accommodation, proximity to other services together with sustainable issues such as public transport links and energy efficiency.”
The area is currently in a shell state. Contractors will spend the next few months fitting out the premises. Occupation is anticipated to take place in spring next year.