A VACANT former company headquarters is set to have new life breathed into it around half a year after its previous occupiers went bust. 

The former headquarters of J M Scully, a construction and refurbishment business which went into administration in April, could soon have a new tenant. 

The landlord for the 10,778 sq ft premises just outside of Wimborne has instructed property consultant Vail Williams to find a new occupier for the building in Wimborne Road. 

Bryony Thompson, an associate at Vail Williams, working out of the firm’s Bournemouth office, said: “We anticipate keen interest because the building is suitable for a variety of uses and there is little suitable office/commercial space available for larger companies in and around Wimborne, which is a picturesque market town to live and work in. 

“On a gated site, with car parking, the commercial premises was built in 2009, with a steel-clad sedum green roof, a ground source heat pump and LED lighting supporting sustainability as the building is EPC A rated. 

“The office accommodation itself is arranged over two floors and provides a number of meeting rooms, offices, stores, a board room and open plan working space; quoting rent is £185,000 per annum. 

“It would be great to see new life breathed into the building, which is located on the B3078 which connects with the A31, providing road communications throughout Dorset and ultimately connecting with the M27 network.” 

The building is around half a mile away from Wimborne Square, with retail, banking and restaurant facilities. 

Family-owned J M Scully ceased trading earlier this year, making 54 members of staff redundant. 

It is understood the company’s finances came under pressure due to the pandemic, with work delayed and inflation pushing up material costs. 

The most recent documents filed on Companies House for the 12 months to March 31, 2022, showed a £23m turnover with a pre-tax loss of £2.3m. 

A J M Scully director sent a company-wide email in late March which said: “We are all devastated at the outcome and all we can do now is to thank you so very much for your help and support during your time with J M Scully.”