Our first business centre opened in 2010 on Manor Row in Bradford after a period of extensive renovation and careful restoration. The vision was to develop the area’s magnificent buildings which had been neglected over the years, and to transform them into business centres that could offer high quality serviced offices, meeting rooms and conferencing facilities equipped with the latest technology – whilst still retaining all original features and charm. We also launched the Yorkshire Enterprise Network (YEN) to facilitate business networking in Yorkshire. This is now one of the largest business networks in Yorkshire.
Since 2010, we have expanded to acquire two larger business centres in Bradford and Leeds. The second Bradford business centre ‘Oakwood Court’ on City Road, opened in 2013. The former mill building offers over 28,000 sq ft of serviced office space, large-scale hot-desking area, meeting rooms and on-site parking.
The new site has created many new jobs, including five apprenticeships through a local agency.
A couple of months after the opening of the second business centre, we acquired Crown House Business Centre in Leeds. The former Crown Paints head office building offers 35,000 sq. ft. of space including serviced offices, meeting rooms and onsite car parking. This landmark building is situated in a prominent position, close to the Inner Ring Road and Leeds city centre.
The Malik House team have already upgraded many aspects of the infrastructure of the building including telecoms, security, biometric entry, creating additional parking facilities and a Biomass boiler to improve energy efficiency.
We are delighted with the progress we have made over the past few years and are keen to maintain the current rate of expansion for the foreseeable future and to create oportunities for enterprise expansion in Yorkshire.