Award Wins Lead to More Success for Python

Award Wins Lead to More Success for Python

January 2010 North East-based property developer Python Properties is celebrating after completing even more lettings in its award-winning redevelopment, The Cooperative Building.

Since being named Best Commercial Property at Middlesbrough Council’s Urban Design Awards 2009 and then winning the Evening Gazette’s readers’ choice award, Python Properties has enjoyed substantially increased interest in the property located on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough.

Martin Johnson, Partner at Python Properties, said of the building’s success: “After completing the redevelopment of The Cooperative Building we had a lot of interest in this property, however since winning the Urban Design Awards interest has sky-rocketed. We are pleased to announce that the building has secured new lettings to the tune of 17,000 sq ft – thanks to the support we have received as a result of the awards.

“We have a number of great new tenants, two of which are new to the area, that we’re delighted to welcome. We are now concentrating on the letting of the last two available floors, which are available as brand new bespoke suites ranging in size from 1,000 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft.”

Python completed the letting of the restored building’s ground and first floors by signing a contract with Tees: Time to Talk, alongside recent agreements with A4E and Vision for Education.

Python Properties offers smart and stylish commercial properties with a professional, first class service from a full-time centrally located office in Middlesbrough.

Mark Joyce, Service Manager at Tees: Time to Talk, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to move into the renovated Cooperative Building. The property offers an extremely friendly yet professional feel which is exactly what we were looking for. The Cooperative Building also offers an outstanding central location with ideal transport links, and the bespoke suite allowed us to tailor the space to meet our exact requirements.”

The Cooperative Building was transformed in 2008/09 by Python Properties from a disused department store to a contemporary office and retail building. Following the extensive refurbishment the property now boasts new granite facing to the ground floor, large new picture windows to the upper floors, a prestigious manned reception, spacious and light office accommodation and secure underground parking. Rents at The Cooperative Building remain at £8.50 sq ft with a low service charge and include parking.

Councillor David Budd, Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development at Middlesbrough Council, said: “The refurbishment of The Cooperative building has seen the property completely transformed back to its original Art Deco style. This has been wonderful news for Middlesbrough.”

Python Properties offers smart and stylish commercial properties with a professional, first class service from a full-time centrally located office in Middlesbrough.


     One of the points that were of main interest to us was the fact that we could plan the workspace and Martin & Peter really helped us through the process of planning the office. Since moving in we have been very impressed with their responsive and very proactive of working with us, if we have had any problems they have dealt with them straight away. They have monthly meetings where we meet up with all of the other tenants in the building and we talk through the issues we may have

Steve Taggart (North West Regional Manager)
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