The first units of the courtyard development – two of which are currently under offer – will be ready for occupation by November this year, with the remainder due for completion in early 2008. The development consists of eight offices spanning 1,227 sq ft and two larger offices measuring 2,863 sq ft. Each of the properties is fully carpeted, features comfort cooling and suspended ceilings, and offers ample car parking spaces.
Cheryl Mann of Warwickshire Investment Partnership (WIP), which provides information and help to businesses wishing to relocate to, or expand their business in the county, said the development of ten offices was quite unique in the area and offered great appeal for small businesses wanting to establish themselves in a lovely location, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Cllr Chris Saint, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, added: “The development offers the best of both worlds for potential occupiers, being surrounded by the picturesque Warwickshire countryside and yet only a stone’s throw from the local motorway network and only around half an hour’s drive to Birmingham, Coventry, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick, with Solihull closer still.
“It’s also perfectly situated just off the mile long High Street – a conservation area containing more than 150 buildings of special architectural or historic interest. These fantastic buildings house a wonderful array of shops, restaurants, wine bars, pubs, banks and professional services which staff can take advantage of during lunch breaks and after work. The local economy and the character of rural centres is boosted by firms locating in centres like Henley-in-Arden.”
Duncan Scott from Midlands office specialists, KWB, said: “We’ve witnessed a growing trend, particularly among smaller businesses, towards courtyard developments and we’re delighted that Ardent Court has already generated lots of interest. This development has huge appeal for potential occupiers who are keen to own their own premises and from local investors who are keen to put their money into property that offers stable letting potential and increased returns over the more common buy-to-let residential investment. The high quality, modern offices combined with the idyllic location in Henley-in Arden make this development highly desirable and I have no doubt that it will be extremely popular.”