A Feel Good place to work

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A new co-working space has opened its doors in Newquay.

Created by local entrepreneurs, Tom Stringer and Johnny Pearce, The Feel Good Building is a collaborative business hub “where work and social lives come together”.

It is the new home for a variety of businesses including men’s hairstylist, Mr Shilton; marketing agency, Voice Communications; resin bound driveway company, Oltco; electrical repairs shop, Fix Box; cranial sacral therapy from Newquay Craniosacral; eco-friendly store, Lore of Nature as well as a café and food outlet which are coming soon.

The co-working space boasts two communal office spaces on the ground floor which can be hired out as hot desks, with the added option of boardroom hire. Additional facilities include a members’ bar and lounge space with a pool table, darts board and sofas. There’s a kitchen space with tea and coffee refreshments. The building also features smart entry, smart heating and lighting.

With its close proximity to Great Western beach, Stringer and Pearce wanted The Feel Good Building to play a positive role in helping to keep the local beaches and seas clean from waste plastic.

The Feel Good Building is a drop off point for Odyssey Innovation’s Marine Regeneration Scheme. As part of the scheme, plastic collected from Exeter City Council and beach cleans from Odyssey Innovation is given to Oltco to be used in its Recycle Base product, contributing to the circular economy.

Stringer said: “We are extremely passionate about creating a great work life balance and we are proud to have created a space in our local town where people can achieve this by having somewhere to work, relax and socialise. When coming to work it doesn’t feel like going into the office, it feels like we’re with friends and family and this is exactly what we were hoping to achieve.”

Pearce added: “Tom and I have been involved in every stage of the development of The Feel Good Building from the initial concepts through to the finishing touches. We both had a vision of what we wanted to achieve with the space and to see this vision come to life has been amazing. I can’t wait to see the community within the hub evolve and be the place to be for other like-minded people and businesses across Newquay.”

Back in 1965, the plot which now hosts The Feel Good Building, was the production base for The European Surfing Co. It was here that the company made the first fibreglass surfboards and resins on an industrial scale. Now, Oltco, the a leading sustainable resin bound specialist, has returned to the very same space.

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