Solar Photovoltaic Panels reap rewards for Tenants

April 22, 2011

Over the last year, R.N.Padfield & Sons have researched the opportunities provided in renewable energy generation.  Not only was there the desire to reduce dependence on bought in energy, but also to demonstrate commitment to sustainable, green forms of energy and lowering the carbon footprint of the farm and office units.  Last April saw the introduction of Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) which offered a guaranteed price for electricity generated from renewable sources.  This was modelled on a similar scheme in Germany and we had been impressed with the use of solar panels farmers had made during a visit to Southern Germany two years ago.

We have now been able to install solar photovoltaic systems providing ‘free’ electricity to three of our office units.  Needless to say the tenants have been very supportive of the project  and should save between 25-40% on their current electricity costs.

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Solar array

The project is currently featured in Savills ‘Aspects of Land’ publication and the article can be read here: aspect of land.

Office Unit for Rent

November 15, 2010

Popular Office Unit available to rent between Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Ledbury & Malvern

Unit 10, The Hawthorns has become available at The Hawthorns Rural Business Centre, located just 10 minutes from Gloucester city centre. Unit 10 was converted in 2004 from a redundant cattle handling shed.

Unit 10 is the most popular suite of offices at The Hawthorns. On more than one occasion a client has joined us and outgrown this ideal ‘starter unit’ and moved within The Hawthorns Business Centre to larger offices.

Office unit for rent

View of Unit 10

The Unit retains many of its original character such as oak beams yet provides excellent modern office facilities such as broadband and good lighting. The three rooms form a detached building in a prime location in the original courtyard of the farm with ample free parking available

Unit 10 Interior

Unit 10 Interior

Unit 10 consists of a kitchen, two bathrooms, reception/office area and two large office/meeting rooms to the left and right of the first room. The building has been completed to a high specification. The unit is approximately 622 sq ft and is a single storey building.

Interior of unit 10 - for rent

Meeting room in Unit 10

Those that base their working life at The Hawthorns have the benefit of the use of the conservation area which consists of a lake and parkland area where picnic tables are provided for a morning coffee break, alfresco lunch or afternoon tea. The Rural Business Centre provides a lovely working environment where the natural environment can be enjoyed and appreciated through the seasons.

Environment around office units

Environment around office units

The Hawthorns is easy to find, located close to the village of Staunton and is a quick 10 minutes from the centre of Tewkesbury and the market town of Ledbury. Our location benefits from easy access to both the M5 and M50.

The Hawthorns Business Centre Welcome Marlowe Child & Family Services

August 22, 2010

We are delighted to report that Marlowe Child & Family Services have recently leased three office suites on the Hawthorns Business Centre in Staunton. Marlowe were formed in 1991 and over the past 18 years have worked with over 70 Social Services Departments, Health Authorities and Education Departments across the UK.  The organisation currently employs over 130 staff.

Marlowe considered several options in the Gloucester area but settled on the Hawthorns Business Centre as the location and specification were ideal for their current requirements and it also offered the potential to expand in the future.

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Marlow's new office

The Hawthorns Business Centre offered Marlowe the ideal solution to house their expansion as it is in close proximity to their existing base in Hartpury and the Estate offers high quality accommodation in an attractive working environment. The offices are situated in the original courtyard setting within the grounds of the 17th century Farmhouse in traditional stone buildings and are finished to a good specification. There is generous onsite parking and additional amenities such as the walled garden, Barbecue area and the Conservation area enabling occupiers to enjoy their lunch in a relaxing environment.

View to pinic area

View to pinic area

The letting to Marlowe was the third completed in the past 12 months and other tenants include Pulse CRM, Big Dug and the Barrington Lloyd Group. There are several offices available on site, all in period buildings of various sizes. The suites are available individually or there is potential for them to be connected to suit occupier’s requirements.

For further information on the current availability please contact the Estate office direct on 01452 840227.

Office Space Available to Rent!

May 11, 2010

Rare opportunity to lease The Old Granary, Unit 6, The Hawthorns Rural Business Centre

The Granary - Unit 6

The Granary - Unit 6

The Old Granary has become available for only the second time since the building was converted in 2002.

Unit 6  is said by many to be the ‘Premier Suite’ of offices at The Hawthorns because of the retention of many of its original features yet providing modern office facilities such as broadband and air conditioning. Visitors have often commented what a lovely home it would make! The Suite offers a prime location in the original courtyard of the farm. The traditional buildings have been converted to a high specification.

Pigeon loft in first floor office - Unit 6

Pigeon loft in first floor office - Unit 6

Inside an office - Unit 6

Inside an office - Unit 6

Consisting  of 5 well proportioned office/meeting rooms, The Granary has been cleverly bespoke designed to include the original beams, brickwork and unusual features.  In addition there are two bathrooms and a kitchenette. The unit is approximately 1,200 sq ft and is a two storey suite.

Ground floor office - Unit 6

Ground floor office - Unit 6

The Granary has the bonus of the secluded walled garden which can be enjoyed by employees at break times, especially at lunchtime or even alfresco meetings! The garden is designed in the style of a country cottage and compliments the original features in the farm court yard such as the old cider press. The Rural Business Centre provides a lovely working environment.

Garden Wall - Unit 6

Garden Wall - Unit 6

Flowers - Unit 6

Flowers - Unit 6

Generous onsite parking is available. The Hawthorns is easy to find, located close to the village of Staunton and is a quick 10 minutes from the centre of Gloucester. This Suite benefits from easy access to both the M5 and M50.

The Walled Garden - Unit 6

The Walled Garden - Unit 6

The Conservation area provides additional outside facilities including the barbecue and picnic benches

Conservation area - Unit 6

Conservation area - Unit 6

Please contact the Estate office – 01452 840227 if you would like to view The Granary and the facilities available at The Hawthorns


New Homes CRM move to The Hawthorns

October 17, 2009

The Hawthorns Rural Business Centre is very pleased to welcome New Homes CRM to unit 10.  They were previously based in Gloucester and have relocated to work at a more convenient location, benefit from generous car parking allocation and enjoy the pleasant working environment.

New Homes CRM predominately offers a range of services to the new homes industry specialising in customer relationship management.  They handle sales enquires efficiently and effectively for a range of house building companies.

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New Hawthorns Brochure

August 21, 2009

We got our new Media pack for The Hawthorns today, which we are very pleased with. You can download it here The Hawthorns Offices To Let Brochure (right click and select ’save as’)

We would love to know what you think.

Business Property Available

There are a number of High Quality Offices and Workshops available in the Business Centre now, from only £75 a week
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The Old Dairy

Three Bedroom Cottage comprising of the oldest wing of the newly restored 17th century Hawthorns Farmhouse.
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