A new development of eleven Grade A self-contained serviced business offices within a refurbished 19th Century workshop in the heart of the East Midlands, has been unveiled on the Buckminster Estate in Buckminster village, in north-east Leicestershire.
Buckminster Yard features a comprehensive portfolio of office suites, with each of the units available to let with ‘easy-in, easy-out’ fixed, all-inclusive, tenant-friendly terms from only £15 per sq ft, which includes rent, service charge, heating, power and all the usual ‘extras’ that are normally charged on top of the rent.
The state-of-the-art, serviced office units range in size from 400 to 1160 square feet, making them ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, start-ups or as regional locations for national organisations. Unique in the area is Buckminster Yard’s fibre-optic broadband speeds of up to 100MB, one of the highest rates available in the UK.
Situated between Melton Mowbray, Grantham, Stamford and Oakham, Buckminster Yard is just five minutes drive from the A1. It is within easy reach of major road links to Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough, York, London and the rest of the UK, as well as East Midlands and Stansted Airports, and national and regional train links from Grantham, with trains to London taking just over an hour.
The Buckminster Yard project has been supported through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.
Buckminster Estate’s Property Manager Stuart Coleman explains: “Buckminster Yard provides the perfect modern working environment and location for businesses with between two and 15 employees. The units will be completed early March 2012.
“Our all-inclusive licence terms have been constructed to empathise with the demands of established, small or start-up businesses, providing highly competitive fixed overheads, and incorporating the service and maintenance charge, power, heating and lighting. The all-inclusive monthly package includes a range of up to 100MB broadband and telephony packages to choose from, starting at £45 per calendar month. All the units are pre-wired on a ‘plug and play’ basis.
“Through this, tenants know the running and leasing costs for their business premises from one month to the next. Additionally, all rentals are structured on the basis of easy-in, easy-out terms, requiring just one month’s notice.
“Each unit comes with the added benefit of low carbon usage through the specification of advanced insulation, rainwater harvesting, bright-light natural lighting and bio-mass heating.
“Furthermore, Buckminster Yard is designed to combine a traditional rural location with the modern needs of the environment in a contemporary open plan workspace. With an EPC average A rating, each unit is fully Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant, with its own kitchen and WC. In addition, the development has a shower for those wishing to cycle to work.”
Buckminster Yard’s distinctive interior design features both brick set and feature timber flooring to entrance lobbies, oak staircase, retained feature fireplaces, access lift, generous floor to ceiling heights with exposed rafters and beams. All units are fitted with double-glazed conservation windows and doors, and a centralised, locally-sourced, wood-chip fuel system which provides under-floor heating to all offices.
The office development has parking for over forty cars and provision for cyclists with covered spaces available. The landscaping is finished to a very high standard, with retained mature trees, all of which combine to offer an ideal blend of modern working within a rural setting.
Stuart adds: “The support of the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, which has been invaluable in realising this project.
“Buckminster Yard has been conceived as part of the Buckminster Estate’s long term programme to ensure the vibrancy and on-going sustainability of the local area and Buckminster village. Based at its heart, Buckminster Yard tenants can take full advantage of local amenities, including the Tollemache Arms public house and the village shop. There is also the Estate Shoot Lodge and new village hall, which can accommodate larger meetings and seminars.”