A chat with Humber Enterprise Park Estate Manager Peter Melling
Peter and Shane look after new and existing tenants on the Humber Enterprise Park
By Humber Enterprise Park | Posted: 20 Sep 2017
The Humber Enterprise Park offers modern, flexible office and industrial space in Brough with business rates exemption and some of the lowest rental rates in East Yorkshire.
We caught up with Peter Melling, site Estate Manager and Director of Black Cat Services, to find out what the Humber Enterprise Park means to him.
Peter is responsible for the estate maintenance and estate management alongside his lead Maintenance Engineer Shane Tidswell. Peter and Shane cover issues such as site security, water risk management, fire management, cleaning and general maintenance, and looking after existing and new tenants.
For Peter, the Humber Enterprise Park is much than a 9 to 5 job. Peter has been based at the site in Brough for over 24 years, having joined current tenant BAE Systems (British Aerospace as was) on 13th September 1993 as a craft apprentice. Peter left BAE Systems to set up his own business as Black Cat in 2011, again based at the Brough site.
The Humber Enterprise Park’s history is of great importance to Peter, who is still in regular contact with Jaynie Rayne, daughter of Robert Blackburn who founded the site in 1916. You can find our article on Mr Blackburn and the site’s history here.
As a tribute to Robert, Peter worked closely with local graffiti artists Spray Creative to create the murals which are featured across the site’s buildings. It was important to him that the site’s modernization, a £6m project completed in 2016, continued to remember its history.
For Peter, “The Humber Enterprise Park is more than just industrial and office space. We are trying to create a community here as well as offering high class office accommodation. We have great breakout spaces and a gym, both converted from shipping containers, and we are in the final stages of developing a running challenge for all tenants to enter.
Other than the obvious financial benefits of being part of the HEP family, the location is lovely and really well connected. On sunny days, it is pleasant to see rolling hills out of your office window, and we have Brough train station, no more than a 10-minute walk away, with its direct trains to Leeds, Manchester and London.
Being just outside of the centre of Hull means the commute is never problem – I think I’ve been stuck in one traffic jam in 24 years! The huge amount of free parking is also something you won’t find elsewhere.”
If you’re interested in joining Peter, Shane and the existing tenant community at the Humber Enterprise Park, you can view its available office space here.