The Business District, a provider of physical and virtual space in Jamaica, has opened a second location in Kingston.
Citing steady demand for its services, Executive Chairman of The Business District (TBD), Maria Jones, said the new location on Cargill Avenue has more space and amenities to serve its growing clientele.
“We have a lot of interest in Cargill Avenue which is a very attractive, built for purpose location that fully addresses the needs of our clients, especially for parking which was an issue at our other location at 22 Old Hope Road”, Jones told Loop News.
The new location, called District 360, was officially opened last week. Jones dedicated the new building to her late husband, Professor Edwin Jones, who died a year ago while the site was under construction. A plaque by former Governor General Sir Kenneth Hall was also unveiled.
District 360 boasts 8,000 square footage of furnished offices, co-working space and storage pods, among its other business offerings. The purpose-built site also provides virtual offices and virtual administrative support.
According to a news release, TBD is described as “a community-centric collective of associate businesses and professionals that benefit from business cross-fertilization and derive lower costs by sharing resources and facilities.”
Jones says TBD’s clients include lawyers, accountants, microfinance companies, engineers and persons offering services to the construction industry, a work and study programme for students, and an administration office of a BPO (business process outsourcing company) based in Montego Bay.
“There’s also a business doing food delivery in the United States in addition to persons in different aspects including the medical and technology fields”, Jones disclosed.
TBD also offers storage pods for businesses of varying sizes and co-working areas where people can meet.
“We are hoping to make District 360 the centre of entrepreneurial interaction where persons will gather for events”, she added.
Jones said there was a possibility of partnering with investors in the future to develop similar office space in other parts of the country.