A business centre in Corby which closed after the discovery of asbestos is to re-open thanks to a £262,000 grant for refurbishment.
St Mark’s Business Centre shut in December 2011 and organisations based there, including Brats Day Nursery which catered for around 50 children, were moved out.
Corby Council has received cash from the European Regional Development Fund to restore the centre in St Mark’s Road, providing offices and workshops for up to 14 businesses.
It is hoped the revamp will be completed by early next year.
Deputy leader of the borough council, Cllr Jean Addison, said: “As a town that has seen a huge growth in enterprise, it’s become plain that Corby is the place to set up or move a successful business to and it is something that we will always welcome.
“The refurbishment of St Mark’s Business Centre will provide further facilities in the town which companies need to develop and thrive. This is another exciting project for Corby and I would like to thank European Regional Development Fund for its support in allowing us to move forward with it.”
Asbestos was discovered during a routine inspection of the building at the end of 2011 and all the tenants were found alternative accommodation.
Anyone interested in renting space at the refurbished centre is asked to contact the council’s commercial property team on 01536 464653.