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230 England | Full Member Stoneleigh Park Locati on Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LG Contact detai l s Colin Hooper Estates Director T: 02476 690035 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 Comprising over 1,050 acres of land located in the centre of England and close to Coventry, Stoneleigh Park is a unique site and the perfect location for science and technology based rural businesses. Stoneleigh Park sits firmly at the heart of England’s rural economy and is home to a growing cluster of over 85 businesses with their emphasis on agriculture, food production, sustainability, renewable energy, equine and livestock husbandry, plus the wider rural economy. Over the next ten years £50 m illion will be invested to improve the facilities and support services, to ensure the growth and prosperity of the site. On-site facilities The site is already well established with existing facilities that include extensive free car parking, a 58-bedroom hotel, a café and farm shop, a gym, children’s nursery, conference facilities, exhibition halls offering 11,100m 2 of clear span space, and three helicopter landing pads. Connectivit y Stoneleigh Park has its own fibre optic network, which provides a high-quality, fully resilient broadband service, with download speeds of 500Mbps and faster if required, at very competitive prices. Mark e t access Stoneleigh Park has amongst the existing 85 tenants on site some of the most influential associations and organisations representing the rural and land-based economy. They include the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), The National Farmers Union (NFU), and the Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board (AHBD). These bodies can assist in developing agri-knowledge as well as opening doors to UK decision and policy makers. Rese arch and de velopment The nearby universities of Warwick and Coventry are acknowledged as two of the leading educational institutions in the country. They, together with the Warwickshire College group, have research departments that specialise in agri- and bio-sciences, which can assist tenants with contract research, consultancy, training and workshops, graduate placements and apprentices, together with access to equipment and expertise. As well as helping make the right connections here, Stoneleigh Park can also effect introductions to an extensive list of other academic communities both UK-based and abroad. Commercial opportunities There is a wide choice of commercial properties to let on-site. For larger organisations, bespoke new development