Last month we shared an article taking you on a journey through the first 96 years of Burrough Court. This month, we wished to continue that journey and bring you up to date, by exploring the last twenty years of our history.
The start of our meeting room offering in the Duke of Windsor room, which today has moved to the Chamberlain room. This room is tucked away in the corner of the courtyard, accompanied by its own private terrace and is available to hire from £125 + VAT for half a day. The space is suitable for training events, board meetings, workshops, seminars and team away days. Refreshments and catering can be provided by the Coffee Shop.
The development of the Giraffe House, which today is home to a handful of businesses who overlook our Paddock and the gardens and has parking 50 metres away in the Paddock.
Wellbeing at Burrough Court saw its first addition when the gym was built in our garden to the rear of the converted farmyard. This is available for tenants to use and is free once completed a PAR-Q form.
Biomass heating was installed to heat our warehouses.
We created the Den, an internal breakout area which today is also used as additional seating for the Coffee Shop. As a business tenant you have access to a further six internal and external breakout areas.
- The Bower House story DVD was updated to accommodate modern technology, which can be purchased in the Coffee Shop for £10.
- Planting of a Horse Chestnut Avenue, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond jubilee, along the farm track on the farm at Pickwell.
On the Estate we planted the Windsor Wood an area of 1.5ha as part of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee woods project, which today is well established as shown below.
- Unit 18 was converted into 5,000 sq.ft of Office space.
- Beehives were introduced onto the Estate.
- The Centenary Wood is planted, an area of 1.5ha as part of the World War 1 project commemorating 100 years since the war.
- The Pickwell Farm became part of the countryside stewardship scheme, which encourages areas to be taken out of food production & farmed in an environmentally friendly way.
- Our virtual office service became available, and the Lodge redevelopment was completed and is now home to four contemporary offices.
- Hotdesking launched and we upgraded our leased line to 1GBps.
- 8,000 trees were planted in the Centenary wood on Pickwell Farm in memory of the First World War.
- Biomass heating was extended to heat 2/3 of all warehouses and 1/3 of all offices.
- It was also during this year that we welcomed Matt Hampson’s charity, and the Get Busy Living Centre opened, which can be seen across from the Main Entrance in what was once was an old air hangar (read more here).
- The completion of Warehouses 26-28.
- Creation of the Battle of Arnhem 1944 Memorial Garden and Monument (learn more here).
- Launch of our walking and running routes adding to our wellbeing offering available for our tenants to enjoy taking them around the Estate and local countryside.
- The Coffee Shop opened on the 9th December.
The Yoga and Pilates Studio launched in our courtyard, which hosts a variety of weekly Pilates and Yoga classes, as well as monthly evening retreats available for both tenants and the public to enjoy. The Studio is available for instructors to hire on an hourly basis throughout the week, you can learn more here and email Becky Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 360 Solar panels and the air source heat pump were installed making Burrough Court 100% sufficient on green energy.
- The Burrough Court farm was enrolled into a more detailed Countryside Stewardship scheme on a 5 year agreement.
- Co-working space, ‘the Hub’ was launched as well as our membership model ideal for freelancers and those who are working from home, wishing to separate work from home, and still be in a professional environment.
- Burrough Court became an address for businesses to register their company.
- Honey started to be sold from our beehives in the Coffee Shop.
- 500 trees planted to create a more biodiverse area on the Pickwell farm to provide further food and shelter for birds and other wildlife, the trees were a variety of Sweet Chestnut, Oak, Hornbeam, Alder, Aspen, Silver Birch, Field maple, Crab Apple & hawthorn.
- The Pickwell farm is accepted onto a new Countryside Stewardship scheme for a further 5 years.
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