First tenants move in at park’s new offices

Debbie Bannister of Connect, Quorum development director Fergus Trim, and Damian Stevenson, Connect.
Debbie Bannister of Connect, Quorum development director Fergus Trim, and Damian Stevenson, Connect.

A new office building has been opened to support small and medium businesses.

Quorum Business Park, in Longbenton, has launched the Lightbox, a 60,000sq ft building which spreads across four floors.

We’re excited to be launching the Lightbox, and to do so on the back of a major letting to Connect is a great vote of confidence

Quorum director Fergus Trim

And the first tenants to move in have been physiotherapy business Connect, following their move from Cramlington.

Connect Physiotherapy’s Damian Stevenson said: “Moving into The Lightbox is an exciting milestone.

“We have been looking for new premises for some time and the space at Quorum it ticked all the boxes.”

Quorum director Fergus Trim added: “We’re excited to be launching the Lightbox, and to do so on the back of a major letting to Connect is a great vote of confidence.”

“The Lightbox will appeal to the North East SME audience.

“We have recognised a market need for greater flexibility with office space amongst the region’s businesses for some time now, so it was the next natural step for the park.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Connect to Quorum and hope they will enjoy becoming part of life at Quorum.”

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I’m delighted to welcome Connect Physiotherapy to the borough.

“This is yet another example of the diverse range of businesses North Tyneside is able to attract due to our excellent workforce and first-class office accommodation such as Quorum Business Park.

“We are pleased to have been able to support the company with its move to the area and would like to wish Connect every success with their future growth plans.”