THE owners of the building where the Webhelp call centre is based have put up a 'To let' sign - sparking concerns over the future for its 200 staff.

Workers from the contact centre at Cartsburn told the Tele they feared the worst after the large board was placed over the front door, signalling that the landlords were looking for new tenants.

The premises belong to the Easdale brothers Sandy and James, who own McGill's Buses.

They confirmed when contacted by the Tele that the sign was put up while negotiations continue over a new lease.

One concerned member of staff said: "The signs have gone up and we have no idea what is going on.

"Are we going to lose our jobs?

"It is a worry.

"A couple of hundred people work here and we have not been told anything at all."

The Easdale brothers bought Holt Court and the building next door, Victory Court, back in 2013.

It is part of an expanding property portfolio which also now includes part of the former IBM Spango Valley site in Greenock, which they snapped up for £1.5m at auction last year.

They also own businesses throughout Inverclyde including Inverclyde Taxis and local pubs the Wherry Tavern and Monteith's in Gourock.

Webhelp bosses have told staff that there is 'nothing to worry about' as negotiations continue for the tenancy.

It's understood the current deal has a couple of months to run.

Webhelp hope to renegotiate and renew the lease and say they have 'no plans' to leave the property

A spokesman for Arranglen, the investment firm owned by James and Sandy Easdale, said: “The current let is nearing completion and as yet, the existing tenant has yet to finalise a new lease with our agents.

"However, discussions will continue with the tenant.”