Centre North EastEdit profile
Centre North East, formerly Corporation House as of its construction in 1974, is at 19 storeys and 70.7 m (231.9 ft), the tallest building in the North East of England. Sometimes labelled merely ' CNE', it is based in the town of Middlesbrough, in the borough of Middlesbrough in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. In 1996, Centre North East was purchased by The Marchday Group Plc. Apart from the ground floor and basement (which hold a Public house and Nightclub), the building's primary purpose is office space; the total amount of which is 125,000 sq ft (11,600 m 2). The main two leases, British Telecom and the Secretary of State, had under four years to expiry as of their purchase by Marchday. When they had vacated, an extensive refurbishment took place in the which the building was modernised both internally and externally including new exterior lighting. In 2004, Centre North East was fully-let and sold to the Kenmore Property who went into administration late 2009. In 2009, companies using the building include Erimus Housing and the COPC registered Garlands Call Centres. In May 2010 Garlands Call Centres went into administration and employee numbers within the building dropped to just over 50. In the Summer of 2010 the building was sold to Commercial Estates Group. Current tenants include, Walkabout, Blu Bar, Basement Nightclub, Youdidn'tdidyou photography, The Tribunal Service, Fabrick Housing and Siemens Enterprise Communications Ltd.