We’re over the moon to have been shortlisted for not one but two awards at the 2019 Bolton Business Awards. Thrive is a finalist in both the Regeneration Project of the Year and Innovation Project of the Year categories for Miller House in Farnworth.
Having been derelict for many years, we invested £800,000 in the renovation of Miller House, creating an innovative space that changed the scene of Farnworth town centre and brought much-needed office accommodation and investment for businesses into the local area.
Miller House brings the concept of co-working and serviced office space, which is so prevalent, popular and established in big city locations, to Farnworth and Bolton in a bid to offer the same exciting working opportunities to smaller town centre locations.
Opened in January this year, the space provides 37 brand new office suites, with state-of-the-art communal facilities including a gym. Miller House is in a prominent position on Market Street at the heart of the town centre, which is currently undergoing a regeneration programme led by Bolton Council. The programme is part of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Town Centre Challenge – the new initiative to help breathe new life into areas across the region.
Bolton Council Leader, Linda Thomas said: “I am delighted to welcome Thrive to Farnworth and to see Miller House, which has been empty for some time, being brought back to life. We are developing a new masterplan for the Farnworth area that will focus on both the place and its people. We are looking for innovative solutions from investors that will assist with regenerating the area to benefit local people. Miller House fits with this and we hope that it will encourage others to take a similar approach.”
Our ethos is designed to give Farnworth affordable office space for start-ups and more established businesses alike and, with 100% occupancy, we have done just that.
The winners of all the award categories will be announced at the Bolton Business Awards ceremony on Thursday 26th September – we’re keeping everything crossed!Category - Events