Thrive co-working space to open in Farnworth town centre
Thrive announced it has started building work to convert Miller House, 47-49 Market Street, Farnworth into a new co-working space which will feature 37 office suites and will be open in autumn this year.
The £500,000 investment will see Miller House transformed into a contemporary, stylish Thrive office centre, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, including meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, break-out areas and an on-site gym.
Miller House is located close to Farnworth the town centre, which is included in the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Town Centre Challenge – the new initiative to help breathe new life into areas across the region.
Bolton Council Leader, Linda Thomas said: “I am delighted to welcome Thrive to Farnworth and to see Miller House, which has been empty for a long time, being brought back to use. We are developing a new masterplan for the Farnworth area that will focus on both the place and its people. We are looking for innovative solutions from investors that will assist with regenerating the area to benefit local people. The proposals for Miller House fit with this and we hope that it will encourage others to take a similar approach.”
Miller House has excellent transport links, connecting it to key destinations in the North West; the M60 is nearby, Farnworth train station is within walking distance and Bolton train station is less than three miles away.
The new office space will form part of the Thrive network, which currently has operations in Wigan, Warrington and Newton-le-Willows.
Matthew Settle, managing director, Thrive said: “Miller House will not only offer fantastic office suites, but it will also provide modern and vibrant communal areas and facilities, enhancing the working experience and giving our tenants an impressive space to host their clients.
“Our occupiers benefit from automatic membership to Club Thrive, which allows them to use our facilities at other locations as well as connecting to other Club Thrive members. We aim to grow Thrive considerably over the next six months, in addition to the Miller House we have plans to open at Burnley, Blackburn, Oldham, Cheadle and Widnes as well as having operations in Blackpool, South Yorkshire and the North East in the pipeline.”
Office suites at Miller House will range from 160 sq ft for 2-3 people to 460 sq ft for 10-12 people. Prices start at just £475+VAT PCM for a 2-3 person suite, including access to all communal areas and facilities, free high-speed fibre broadband and Wi-Fi, cleaning and a concierge service. A show suite will be opening at Miller House later in the summer.