Lying at the heart of the North East and within easy reach of Durham, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle and Teesside, this flag ship building offers an opportunity for ambitious businesses hungry for growth to be at the heart of Sunderland’s transformation.
The Beam provides flexible office space in the centre of an emerging cluster creating links and opportunities with business big and small through new technologies and data-driven growth. These opportunities exist for tech and none-tech businesses alike:
CASE STUDY: Coatsink is an award-winning games development company and digital innovator, created in 2009 by Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb.
Having originally set up in Teesside, the business relocated to Sunderland in order to take advantage of its central location – giving access to a larger talent pool - and the competitive rates that allow the business to offer exceptional value for money to customers.
Coatsink has quadrupled its workforce since the move to Sunderland, now employing more than 60 people in the Software Centre, and with ongoing plans for expansion, this is a company that is flying the flag for the city’s tech talent.
Tom said: “We are minutes from the Metro and rail station, which allows our team from across the North East to commute here easily. And we have fantastic universities close by who are producing the talented people we are looking for to further the expansion of our business.”
The Beam’s location means you can make the most of the city’s leisure and cultural offer, not least an extensive events programme, without worrying about how to get home. Metro, train and bus links are within easy walking distance. It’s also exciting for your clients – just imagine what they’ll say about that great view of the river. And you’ve made it easy to reach you.
Importantly, Sunderland is not just any city – it’s a leading digital city. The talent that’s emerging from here is just amazing – and you’ll be right on hand to tap into it, in the middle of the University of Sunderland’s two main campuses and within walking distance of Sunderland College’s new City Campus. Added to this, is the support from Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team and organisations such as Sunderland Software City, both of which have supported many businesses to grow successfully here.
The Beam will accommodate businesses looking for contemporary working environments from as little as 2,500 sq.ft up to 61,670 sq.ft. Whether you are a young business looking to find a home to grow or an established player wanting to take your office address to another level, find out more about The Beam.