Landmark building acquired by flexible workspace provider

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The Royal House, in central Harrogate, has been acquired by flexible workspace specialist Wizu Workspace in a deal that will see the property undergo a six-figure revamp to create 15,000 sq ft of workspace.

Wizu, which already has six workspaces across Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford, acquired the new Royal House site on Station Road and plans to use it to accommodate it’s membership model with a coworking space, flexible all-inclusive serviced offices and meeting rooms.

Tom Almas, CEO of Wizu, said: “We’re excited to bring something truly unique to Harrogate, creating a blend of sleek modern interiors mixed with historic period features to provide an impressive place to work.

“We chose Harrogate due to the undersupply of modern, flexible office space in the town and saw an opportunity to bring our popular, all-inclusive model to businesses.

“The building itself is incredible. It’s in a prominent central location with stunning views of The Stray and just a few minutes from the railway station and major road links – making it an attractive, accessible space to run a successful business from.”

John Guggenheim, chairman of Wizu, added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming some fantastic business to the new space and expect it to be a talent magnet for companies due to its location and impressive design.”

The new workspace will host a range of serviced office space, meeting rooms, coworking and a brand new event space. Work on the Royal House workspace is set to be completed this December 2021 and is already 25% pre-let, with local businesses already signing up to take advantage of the exciting new offering.

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