Work is underway to transform a Grade II listed building in Hull as part of a further expansion of 360 Chartered Accountants, with the help of grant funding from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Four years ago the firm bought and renovated number 19 Albion Street as its new headquarters. The Georgian townhouse was fully restored, while the interior of the property now features modern office space. But with 360’s ever increasing client base and work force the need to expand was paramount. When the beautiful Georgian house next door went up for sale, the timing was perfect – and they’re currently nearing completion of extensive restoration work to bring it back to its former glory.
Andy Steele, MD and Founder of 360 said:
“It couldn’t have come at a better time for us. 360 is continuing to grow and more and more people are coming to us for our advice, accounting and financial expertise. It’s a really exciting time to do business in Hull, especially given the ongoing multi-million pound plans to transform the city centre with new homes, shopping and leisure facilities coming on the back of our successful year as City of Culture – and it’s all happening a stone’s throw away from Albion Street. To work in the hustle and bustle of the city centre was always the masterplan when I founded the firm 9 years ago with just 3 members of staff. Now we have 30, with plans to recruit more in the near future.
”The new townhouse is as beautiful as our current headquarters and we are knocking through in order to join the two together.
It means we will have more meeting rooms, an area for client seminars and staff training, more office space for the team and more car parking outside. It will be a better all-round experience for everyone.
“As a firm we always try to buy locally and / or with clients and this was the case with both the original refurbishment of 19 Albion Street and the ongoing works at 18 Albion Street. As proud ambassadors of Hull we like to keep money in the local economy and we look forward to doing this for many years to come.”