Upper Linbrook Farm
The Duchy of Lancaster is supporting the growth and development of sustainable rural communities across Staffordshire by bringing historic farm buildings back to life. Restored and converted into high quality office space, buildings such as Upper Linbrook Farm on the B5017, are discovering a viable ‘second life’ as home to companies seeking to create a better life-work balance for their employees.
The historic barns at Upper Linbrook Farm were converted into two large, self-contained office suites by The Duchy of Lancaster and local architectural firm Horsley Huber architects in 2005. One of the suites is fully occupied by e-Solutions and Services, a fraud detection, compliance and risk specialist.
Angus Stewart, CEO of e-Solutions said: “We noticed the building when it was being renovated and thought it would make an ideal base for our new office when we relocated from London. With ample parking and a good central location we have been able to host training sessions for our bank and building society customers who all appreciate the rural location and high quality nature of the building.”
The second unit, which is now vacant, extends to approximately 1,500 square feet and includes kitchen, reception and WC facilities. Fully alarmed, with underfloor heating, the suite also includes original architectural features such as restored brickwork, wooden doors, exposed beams and timber double glazed windows.
Commenting on the premises, Duchy Chief Executive Paul Clarke CVO, said: “We are very proud of our record of restoring historic farm buildings and equipping them for new use. We believe that rural and lifestyle businesses are growing and that the office environment is increasingly important to a workforce seeking to strike a more equitable work-life balance. Upper Linbrook Farm is a classic example of this, providing high quality accommodation designed for contemporary business practice, but also offering a historic twist in open, green surroundings.”
Situated just 5 miles from Burton-on-Trent, 3 miles from Newborough and 5 miles from Tutbury, Upper Linbrook Farm also offers ample off-road parking and easy access to the A50, A38 and M1.
Interested parties should contact The Duchy’s managing agent, Savills, on 0115 934 8123 to request full particulars or arrange a viewing.