Automotive insurer Slater Gordon Motor will take a 22,000 sq ft office at Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway on a 15-year lease, as it looks to double its workforce in the town in the next 18 months.
The company is currently based at Indemnity House in Squires Gate, but has agreed a move to Bickerstaffe House, the new-build office delivered by Muse as part of the first phase of Talbot Gateway.
The 125,000 sq ft office building is currently occupied by Blackpool Council, and Slater Gordon will take the entire first floor, initially moving 230 staff to the town centre office.
Slater Gordon plans to add another 70 staff after the move, and is aiming to double staff numbers to around 400 by 2020. The council is also investing in the fit-out of the office space ahead of Slater Gordon’s move.
Other options considered for the first floor of Bickerstaffe House included using the space as a health innovation office, co-locating a number of council and public sector partner organisations.
Blackpool Council’s executive is due to sign off the lease at a meeting later today.