Businesses are being given the chance to cast their eye over Carlisle’s newest serviced offices – created in the former headquarters of Stobart Group.

Solway House Business Centre, located between Parkhouse Road in Kingstown and the M6 motorway, has been completely revamped, offering eight high-spec offices boasting superfast broadband; guest wi-fi access; CCTV security and 24/7 access.

Tenants will also have access to kitchen facilities, two training rooms and a meeting hub.

Businesses will be able to see the offices for themselves at an open day on Wednesday, July 3, between 9.30am and 4pm.

Architectural practice Ashwood Design Associates Ltd have become the first tenant.

Kelly Brisco, operations director, said: “The idea behind Solway House Business Centre is to generate a hub of like-minded organisational cultures to enhance the economy further in and around Carlisle and Cumbria.

“We wanted to provide an environment to potential businesses where they felt they had everything under one roof as well as having an engaging and versatile network of businesses in one area.

“With easy access to the M6 north and south, close to local amenities, offices finished to a high standard and ample parking, this is only the beginning of what Solway House Business Centre has to offer.”

Offices fees are inclusive in one monthly charge and include parking. The centre also offers virtual office and registered office services.

The site had been marketed early last year with a price tag of more than £2 million as either a business centre or hotel by joint agents Edwin Thompson and Knight Frank.

Stobart Group vacated the building to move its headquarters to Carlisle Lake District Airport.