Business development continues to create a buzz

Eckland Lodge, a growing business park situated between Desborough and Market Harborough, has welcomed two new tenants. Elecosoft and Warner’s Distillery have both taken up residence at the business park’s luxury office complex, the Lincoln Building. Elecosoft, is a provider of market-leading software applications and related services to the global Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Owner/Operator (AECO) industries and Warner’s Distillery, famous for producing a range of gins from Falls Farm in Northamptonshire, has taken on three office spaces in the building and has even moved some of its bees to an outside space on site too! The bees play an integral part in producing Warners’ popular Honeybee Gin, which is crafted using 28 botanicals, including lavender and rose, and honey from the brand’s own beehives. Now that the bees have settled into their new home at Eckland Lodge Business Park, they will pollinate the countryside around it. These new buzzy residents are another string to an already present green and environmentally-friendly bow at Eckland Lodge Business Park. The site also houses a variety of green spaces and picnic areas for tenants to enjoy and wildlife is encouraged through ponds, bird houses and nesting boxes. The business park also makes a conscious effort to minimise its carbon footprint where it can and boasts its own on-site recycling facility and solar park. The new tenants take the number of businesses housed in the Lincoln Building up to seven, occupying ten offices between them. This brings the total number of tenants across the whole business park up to more than 30, with plans to welcome even more companies in the near future. Plans have already been approved to create another suite of offices at Eckland Lodge Business Park. The Hereford Building will be built to match the Lincoln Building, following the same specifications and high-end finish. Even though construction has not yet started, pre-let interest has been substantial already.

The Lincoln  Building built by Eckland Lodge Developments Ltd
The Lincoln Building built by Eckland Lodge Developments Ltd

These latest expansion plans follow the recent announcement that construction has started on a new factory development at Eckland Lodge Business Park, which is due to be completed by Summer 2020. The Courtyard Factory development will include a mixture of factory and warehouse spaces ranging in size, with a central service yard and large electric overhead composite doors to accommodate wide load Class 3 vehicles. Daniel Howes, Managing Director of Eckland Lodge Business Park, said: “Eckland Lodge Business Park is going through a continued phase of growth. We want to extend a warm welcome to Elecosoft and Warner’s Distillery as they join our on-site community. We also look forward to welcoming more new tenants next year once the Courtyard Factory development is complete.” Interest in the Courtyard Factory development has been high, with two units already pre-let and others currently under offer. The construction will be managed by Eckland Lodge Developments Ltd, the main contractors at Eckland Lodge Business Park and the same team behind the Lincoln Building. As construction is still at an early stage, Daniel and his team are open to tweaking the plans if required to suit any prospective tenants, such as moving internal walls. Daniel said: “We are always developing Eckland Lodge Business Park and are open to new ideas that will help a business create a space that works for them. I would encourage any business looking to move to a new, high quality, modern factory or warehouse space to view the plans and talk to us. We welcome the opportunity to work with businesses to create a tailored workspace that meets their specific needs and gives them the space to thrive and grow.”

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