UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 231

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 231 Unit Forum The 201 – a is bespoke open to 2 HQ building the public 3,430m and is a space constructed to meet, eat, during collaborate 2014 for the AHBD and network opportunities can be constructed to meet occupiers’ specific requirements. For smaller concerns there is a range of existing buildings available that can be refurbished and customised to meet customers’ specific needs. Rur al Innovation Centre The Rural Innovation Centre (RIC) is a serviced office scheme designed to house and support start-up and small businesses. It offers 35 offices, suitable for 1-10 people, plus two conference rooms which can seat up to 18 people around a boardroom table or 30 in theatre style, with projector or large digital screen, whiteboard and flipchart, and conference calling facilities. These can be rented for a half day or full day at competitive rates. Tea and coffee are provided and lunch can be arranged, at an additional cost. Hot desks can be arranged for people who need a desk just for a day, week or month at a time, and the business address can be used to provide a professional point of contact for your business for a small monthly fee. Phase 3 of the Rural Innovation Centre is due to open in September. This will offer slightly larger offices as grow-on space for businesses that are expanding. For information see Centr al Location Warwickshire is a dynamic business region, one of the fastest growing in the UK, with a rich commercial and industrial heritage. Over a “A programme of refurbishments is million people live revitalising the buildings on-site, within a 30-minute drive of Coventry, which includes further incubator units and London is just for small and medium enterprises” an hour away by train. Stoneleigh Park is set in the heart of this region, midway between Coventry and Royal Leamington Spa. There are three mainline Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s rail stations only a few miles away, with direct services to London, Birmingham, and the North-West. A number of buses link Stoneleigh Park direct to Coventry and Kenilworth. M6/M40 and close to M1 & M42. The future The vision for Stoneleigh Park builds on the site’s distinguished agricultural heritage and is set out in a fully-funded, 15-year development programme. The consented masterplan allows for an increase in space that could accommodate 1,500 new jobs and includes the construction of new offices and research facilities of superior quality, new and improved highway connections, an extension to the existing hotel, and a new larger café, restaurant and farm shop. In addition, a programme of refurbishments is revitalising the existing stock of buildings on-site, which includes further incubator units for small and medium enterprises. To date over 20 tenants have taken advantage of the refurbishment programme to obtain space that meets their business needs. ■ Three major railway stations Birmingham Int’l Airport 30 mins N e a r by Coventry, Warwick Royal Leamington Spa Kenilworth, Stratford-upon-Avon Str a te g i c n e tw o r k DEFRA/Warwicks. County Council RASE, NFU & AHBD Four major local universities