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Business Incubation & Offices

54 St James Street is a stunning and unique new building conveniently located between the industrious Baltic Triangle and Liverpool’s China Town and minutes’ walk from Liverpool One and Bold Street.

Completed in January 2011, the centre is designed to provide a light, modern, welcoming and distinctive addition to city life; an environment full of energy, rich in intelligence, debate and shared purpose.

Offering a prestigious L1 address to women led businesses and social enterprises, this high quality, multi-use building offers individual rooms to accommodate businesses of one to twelve people with prices starting at £210 per calendar month and £18 for virtual office services.

design

Contemporary offices are available on the first, second and third floor of the building. Of various sizes and shapes, each have interesting views of the City and are accessed through wide and airy central corridors. On each floor teapoints are located in the atrium to encourage breaks from the office and opportunities to meet other business people.

telephony

All rooms are designed with flexible integrated telecommunication options, including personal direct dial and extension numbers with caller ID, voice mail to e-mail facility; conference calling; call recording; hot desk; hunt group and mobile twinning facilities as well as bespoke services to meet individual business needs. Alternatively rooms have the capacity for tenants to bring in their own lines if more appropriate for their business model. Tenants in the building also have access to a tenants’ wireless internet network.

environment

Sustainability is integral to the building design which is in line with BREEAM Excellent standards. All rooms have opening windows for natural ventilation as well as locally controlled heating and cooling systems. Our private garden offers relaxing external space.

business services

Our aim is that our Business Services will contribute to tenants’ business success. A friendly reception team offer a professional welcome to tenants and their visitors. Post, photocopying, additional administrative support and telephone answering services are all also available.

We offer a first level of generalist ICT and telephony support through our Administration Team. For more advanced requests for support we work with our service delivery partners to meet specific tenant needs.

meeting room hire

We have a range of meeting room styles throughout the building both formal and informal available for meetings of 2 to 150 people. The rooms have a range of high specification audio visual facilities. We offer a fully flexible service offering hourly, half day or full day rental. Building tenants receive a discount on the standard rate.

parking

On street parking is available for visitors and residents free for up to 2 hours; we have limited car parking spaces which can be reserved in advance for disabled visitors. A bicycle store and shower facilities are available for cyclists using the building.

Liverpool City Council have introduced a parking scheme which allows those with a Business Parking Permit to park for unlimited time for which tenants of the building are eligible.

accessibility

Integrated hearing induction loop system fitted at reception and in the Roddick Rooms.

Level access throughout

Private parking spaces available for reservation by disabled visitors to the building

opening hours

Building access is currently 8.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Additional opening hours upon request.

café

A bright and inviting café is situated on the ground floor of the building open to building users and the public. Our catering partners are Siren@54StJamesStreet and can be followed on Twitter as @SirenLiverpool.

In addition we offer membership of our Business Club

For further information and viewings contact Laura, 0151 706 8100 or email venue@thewo.org.uk

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker

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