A Birkenhead based company has acquired the former offices of failed construction company Felton with the help of a grant from Wirral Council.
Expanding call centre operator The Contact Company has bought the 29,500 sq ft Queensgate office building in Birkenhead for its second base in the town. The company bought the building with the assistance of a Wirral Council Think Big grant of £250,000 which will be used to pay for fit-out of the building.
The building was developed by Felton before it collapsed in the recession and has been empty for more than two years. The Contact Company acquired it from receivers Parkin S Booth, acting for NatWest.
The company already has a Birkenhead office on Europa Boulevard and clients of the company include the Jewellery Channel, Eaga, Liverpool FC, The Great Little Trading Company, and Lighter Life. The company has grown from 15 employees four years ago to 120 and now wants to create a further 244 jobs in Wirral.
Asif Hamid, chief executive of the Contact Company, said: “The purchase of Queensgate will enable us to keep growing at pace whilst continuing to provide our clients with the best quality service available. We are installing a state of the art telephony system and will continue to invest in our IT infrastructure and our brilliant staff to make sure this investment leads to further growth.”
The Contact Company will move into Queensgate in November.