A successful launch

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More than 100 people attended a launch for PZ360,to celebrate the completion of 18 months of hard work and planning.

The hoisting of a special flag and the launch of a panoramic rooftop webcam were two of the highlights of the launch event.

The building – once dubbed the 4th ugliest building in Britain by The Daily Telegraph – has taken more than 18 months of hard work and planning to be transformed into the largest business hub in Penzance.

Bill Radmore, director of MBT Ltd which took over the premises in 2012, said: “We, together with our tenants and funders, have so far invested some £700,000 in upgrades to both the interior and exterior and aim to further invest more over the next three years towards transforming the whole of the building.”

The six-floor building is now home to a range of businesses operating on a local and international level, employing some 170 people.

Speaking at the launch event, Bill added: “Through our commercial property investments, we hope to help drive successful and thriving town centres by providing high quality, flexible work space for larger employers, smaller companies and fledgling businesses in Cornwall.”

The ground floor and entrance is the latest aspect of PZ360 to be renovated, to accommodate the relocation of Devon and Cornwall Housing Association Ltd from St Johns Hall.

The striking new bronze entrance of PZ360 by local Architect Architecture And, together with a new colour scheme and steel panels provide a welcome uplift to the street scene.

A new flag also flies from the building with the building logo incorporated into a traditional Cornish flag.

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