A FORMER chairman of Luton Town Football Club has taken over the running of a block of town centre serviced offices.
David Kohler, 52, pictured, was chairman and MD of the Hatters for nine years from 1990, has created a new company called Midland House 41 King Street to run the three-storey block.
Mr Kohler has been the building’s owner since 2006 . The most recent development has been a parting of the ways with former managers, serviced office giant Regus.
“Regus were the face in front of the building but they also have a place in Capability Green. We amicably parted company,” said Mr Kohler.
The building, which used to be the HQ of nightclub operator Luminar Leisure, has 28,000 sq-ft of gross office space, and there is space available on its third floor.
In total the building has 280 workstations which office managers can alter to adapt to a variety of operators.
Mr Kohler said: “I think it is one of the nicest buildings in Luton.” And when asked why businesses should consider basing themselves there he added: “We have a smile; we’re nice people.”
Mr Kohler added: “I am the only former Luton Town chairman still taking an interest in the town.”
But that doesn’t mean he’s interested in getting involved in football again.
“When I had a petrol bomb through my letterbox I had three children, I now have five,” said Mr Kohler.
“My wife would divorce me if I said I was going to get involved in football again.”
But he added if he were to write a book about his experiences at Kenilworth Road, it would make good material for a film. “Brad Pitt could play my role,” he joked.
“I used to love walking through the door and owning a football club but then the reality struck about how to pay the bills. It’s 11 years ago now; things have changed and I’ve moved on.”
> For details of Midland House, visit www.midlandhouse.co.uk