Norwich City Council depot to become business centre

A redundant site that housed Norwich City Council's own maintenance department is to be turned into a business centre.

The 10.5 acre (3.5 hectare) Mile Cross depot, which is no longer needed as services are outsourced, is to be converted into workshops or storage.

The council aims to recruit small to medium sized businesses with tenants on agreements of up to five years.

The council said it would refurbish the depot and subdivide larger buildings.

Alan Waters, deputy leader of the council, said: "The overall use of this site will not change, but making sure it is fully occupied provides an opportunity for start up and existing businesses."

The premises were last occupied by contractors providing repair, building and street cleaning services for the council.

The authority said it now wants to meet local demand for commercial accommodation and also generate income.

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