LOCAL businesses have made a big move into a brand new modern business centre in Enniskillen town centre.
Abbey House, better known locally as former tax office was left vacant when the Revenue Services and associated jobs were moved out of Enniskillen. The new facility has received a lot of interest and businesses are already in the process of moving into the new building as it approaches the end of the building phase.
It is believed that around 30 businesses will operate from the business centre.
The derelict office block has received a new lease of life thanks to Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd who purchased the property. The building has been extensively refurbished to provide a range of private offices and an exciting open plan co-working area.
The co-working space in Abbey House aims to provide excellent internet connectivity, flexible renting arrangements, comfortable shared breakout space all set in appropriate modern surroundings.
Fermanagh Enterprise manager John Treacy said, “This development is pioneering remote working in Fermanagh and is something which will be a key feature of our local economy going forward. People now work and do business in a new way.
“Location is less important provided connectivity is excellent. We already are attracting individuals currently located in places such as London or alternatively commuting to Belfast and Dublin. Fermanagh suits young families and the modern working environment available in Abbey House is comparable to the best in the world, reducing costs and contributing to a more environmentally acceptable way to do business.”
Aimed at ‘new economy’ businesses and individuals, co-working is a concept which is well established in the USA and in most major UK cities.
Mr Treacy continued, “we are calling the new development Abbey House Business Centre. We have retained the name that the building had during its time as the Tax Office.
“Abbey House is a resource built for, and suited to, small businesses and the jobs created by these businesses are essential to maintain employment levels in the county.”
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Posted: 9:15 am October 4, 2019