Wisbech Boxing Club takes up the rent free offer by property firm for Pinnacle House in Nene Parade

PUBLISHED: 09:45 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:45 17 July 2014

Pinnacle House, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Pinnacle House, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

A massive warehouse is to become the rent free home for the next 10 years to Wisbech Boxing Club thanks to the generosity of a property company.

Pinnacle House, Wisbech. Lower Floor. Picture: Steve Williams. Pinnacle House, Wisbech. Lower Floor. Picture: Steve Williams.

Snowmountain Enterprises found their new tenant after a web appeal earlier this week by the Wisbech Standard.

The March based company said they were paying £1,900 business rates on the 13,000 square ft Pinnacle House in Nene Parade and were left with few options.

Director John Skoulding said his company has owned the building for 20 years and had been extensively marketed for commercial use but had found no takers.

He was delighted a local group had taken up the offer of using the building rent free: his only alternative might have been to pull it demolish it.

Pinnacle House, Wisbech. John Skoulding on the Upper Floor. Picture: Steve Williams. Pinnacle House, Wisbech. John Skoulding on the Upper Floor. Picture: Steve Williams.

“It would be such a shame to pull it down,” he said. “It is a fantastic building. It is huge and would provide an amazing opportunity for the right organisation.”

More news stories

Armed robbers demanded customers and staff lie on the floor of a village shop yesterday before fleeing with £8,000 worth of stock and cash.

12:25

A mother of one from Littleport says seeing a devastating picture of herself in July 2015 encouraged her to take control and get help to lose weight.

Yesterday, 14:37

A car belonging to a Lithuanian family from Wisbech was set alight and another had its windows smashed and the word ‘Polish’ sprayed on the side in what police are treating as a “despicable” hate crime.

11:54

A dog charity is looking for volunteers to help train puppies to become the ears, and a best friend, for people with hearing difficulties.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter