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Gloucestershire council looking to raise funds by letting office space to county companies

Office space for rent in Stroud District Council's Ebley Mill offices is helping to provide extra funds towards the authority's bid for self-sufficiency.

The council's Corporate Delivery Plan set out to create opportunities for income generation to help the council achieve their self-sufficiency aim.

As a result a number of office suites are now available to rent by external organisations and are being marketed by county-based chartered surveyors Ash and Co.

Stroud-based firm Catalyst Finance have already taken advantage of the opportunity and have moved its head office into Ebley Mill.Martine Catton, CEO of Catalyst Finance said:

"We are a proud member of the Stroud business community and finding such fantastic premises in the area enables us to provide our employees with a professional and conducive work environ-ment.

"I'm delighted to have made our new home at Ebley Mill, the space we have taken will allow us to grow the business and accommodate our plans for the foreseeable future."

A 393 square metre self-contained open plan office suite at Stroud District Council's offices at Ebley Mill with a private entrance, toilets, kitchenette, allocated parking and canal view is available now.

Ebley Mill was once the largest mill in the south west of England.

The 200-year-old Grade II listed building was bought by Stroud District Council in 1986 and convert-ed to office accommodation for its staff.

The historic building has good access to the M5 and lies between the recently restored Stroudwa-ter Navigation Canal and the River Frome.

The immediate area is predominantly residential, and is close to a number of small businesses in-cluding a gym and café bar.

Further office suites within Ebley Mill are also available for rent from approximately 308 to 487 square metres.

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