The work/life balance of staff at Wire Regeneration’s St James Business Centre in Warrington is about to get somewhat easier with news of the busy centre’s latest letting.

The Little Day Nursery has taken a 3 year lease on more than 3,000 sq ft of ground floor space to provide nursery facilities to occupiers and nearby parents.  The facility will have room for 60 children and will be open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Jayne Furnival, group property director for Wire Regeneration, said the deal was further evidence of Warrington’s booming economy.

“We are delighted to welcome The Little Day Nursery to St James Business Centre, which is at its highest ever occupancy level, having seen nearly a 20 per cent increase in tenants over the last year.  Figures out recently showed that Warrington has the sixth highest level of new company formation outside London and that’s been reflected in our experience.  Our flexible space has proven a real draw and having a nursery will merely strengthen the centre’s appeal,” said Jayne.

Nursery managing director Anita Curbishley said:

“St James has a lovely feel to it and the space lent itself perfectly to a day nursery.  There’s lots of room for the children to play and enjoy themselves, plus some lovely quiet corners when they need a nap.  There are lots of parents with young children here so we’re already ahead of our forecasts with regards to occupancy.

“We can offer free early years entitlement for 2 and 3 year olds and from the number of baby seats I’ve seen in the car park I think that might be quite popular!,” added Anita, who provides the administrative back up to her daughter Sally, who is the nursery manager and a fully-qualified nursery nurse.

St James Business Centre comprises 80,000 sq ft of serviced and conventional office space ranging in size from 130 to 6,500 sq ft.