Bassetlaw District Council’s plans to invest in its town centres, support new businesses and boost job creation have taken another step forward with the announcement of a £3.96 million state of the art business hub in Worksop Town Centre part-funded by D2N2.
The Middletons Project is transforming a number of derelict and dilapidated buildings into a modern and multipurpose business hub that will create employment opportunities, offer new start-ups and small businesses with a place to grow and thrive, and bring increased footfall into the town centre to support existing retail businesses.
The Council purchased the Middletons buildings – located at the top of Bridge Street, Worksop – in August 2015 and planning permission for the business hub was granted in October 2019. Site preparation began in November 2019 and complex demolition work began in February 2020.
Although progress on the project had been halted by the recent Coronavirus Lockdown, building work on the final phase of the project is expected to commence in the coming weeks with a proposed completion date in autumn 2021.