A former farmstead on the Rockingham Castle estate has been developed after 40 years of inactivity.
It has been transformed to provide modern office accommodation in a well-connected situated on the edge of the Harborough district.
The old farmstead at Shire Farm, located at the top of Rockingham Hill, was last used by a retired farm tenant in the 1970s.
The Rockingham Castle estate has long held a view that it would ideally wish to rebuild the stone barn and brick buildings on the site and was approached in July 2012 by the Shire Horse Society who were looking for a new site from which to base their administration for the society’s activities.
After getting planning permission in the spring 2013, work began on the site to create approximately 2,500 sq ft of office space and the work was completed in the autumn, with the first tenants taking occupation being the Shire Horse Society.
Castle chief executive Andrew Norman said: “The estate is very pleased that they have been able to significantly improve an important gateway site at the junction where the estate meets Corby.
“The location of Shire Farm means that those using the offices have excellent access on to the strategic highway network in the region and will benefit from being able to easily access Corby town and its industry and specifically, its train links to the Midland Mainline.”
The offices have been laid out in an open-plan configuration with a significant area of car parking for both staff and visitors
Completion of the landscaping work is due in the spring where about 790 sq ft will be available to let.
For more information about the Shire Farm development, visit the letting agents, King West, at its Market Harborough office in 10 Church Square or phone 01858 435970.
Alternatively, see the website www.kingwest.co.uk.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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