More than 100 people attended the grand opening of the Mulligan Community’s new premises at Central Park, Bridgend. 

The non-profit organisation has taken up 4,000ft2 on a five-year lease from site owners Robert Hitchins Ltd.

MC is sub-letting the first floor offices in Unit 1100 to other charities: the first to move in are Barnardo’s Cymru and Home-Start Bridgend. 

Six more offices are available. There is also a meeting room, training room and three family assessment rooms for hire by charities and non-profit organisations.

The premises provide a new head office for Mulligan Community which was set up by husband and wife Amanda and Ed Kirk in 2014 to support families and individuals in Bridgend who are at risk of living in poverty.

“The grand opening was a huge success. We have been overwhelmed by support. It’s a very exciting time for Bridgend,” she said. 

“Mulligan Community understands that a lot of charities and non-profit organisations face cuts in their funding, and that one big expense is rent. We are  showing our support by providing Third Sector organisations with affordable office space,” said Amanda.

“The MC Third Sector Office is a charity hub, fantastically well-serviced with easy access and good parking.”

Asset and Development Manager for Robert Hitchins, John Jones, said: “Central Park has an exciting mix of new and existing buildings which provide a first-rate business environment. It has a prominent position on the Bridgend Industrial Estate, with excellent access to J35 of the M4 and copious parking.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Mulligan Community. Central Park has become a thriving industrial estate, offering quality accommodation and good services.  Demand has grown significantly in the last three years and we’re actively looking to develop further properties in Bridgend.”

Robert Hitchins Ltd, based in Gloucestershire, acquired Central Park in 2005 when it was a 185,000ft2 production facility for Kimball Electronics, with an adjoining 20-acre vacant plot.

It now boasts a Trade Counter development of 18 units extending to approximately 70,000ft2 which are fully let. The main facility is part let and the vacant space is undergoing refurbishment to offer business and office space suitable for the large floor plate call centre industry. 

Existing tenants at Central Park include Clarke Transport, PCI Pharma Services, Edmundson Electrical, Plumbase and Cooke and Arkwright. 

The official opening of the Third Sector offices was attended by the Mayor of Bridgend Cllr Richard Young, and Assembly Member Carwyn Jones.