£600k investment in M40 rural eco-office development now fully let


£600k investment in M40 rural eco-office development at the Courtyard Office Suites at Upper Aynho Grounds, now fully let
The Courtyard Office Suites – a rural eco-office development at Upper Aynho Grounds

White Commercial Surveyors has successfully leased out all the office premises at the Courtyard Office Suites – a rural eco-office development at Upper Aynho Grounds.

The Eco-office development situated between J10-11 of the M40 comprise part of The Great Barn venue , privately owned idyllic 18th-century events venue set in 250 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The units comprise single-storey former farm buildings developed to provide eco offices which cost in the region of £600,000 to develop, with natural slate roofs and large open plan working spaces with frameless glazed lobbies which overlook the pretty rural courtyard.

Jerry Stephenson, MD at The Great Barn commented “We had been looking for opportunities to continue to diversify the farm and with seemingly strong demand for rural office space we have developed a number of outbuildings and barns. We started the build on 01 January 2020 and, after a few small delays due to COVID-19, the offices were ready by 01 September. The first tenant moved in immediately and the second in October. The final tenant moves in December”.

Matthew Barnes, Director at AB Design Solutions who has taken space at the Courtyard said “The office is based in a fantastic rural setting with a friendly and helpful landlord. We have a modern office space with additional space to expand our business, in a central area to our clients with good transport links. We are delighted.”

David Carter, MD at CMS Wealth, another new occupier commented “We have been looking at new office space for a number of years but it has been hard to find the right combination of character, size and quality of office in the local area without going into a town centre. We wanted to have good transport links for our clients and to remain in the Oxfordshire countryside”.

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