We were commissioned to design a distinctive new business park on the Boughton Estate, home of the Duke of Buccleuch. The 30-acre site has planning consent for around 300,000ft2 of B1 office development, 50,000ft2 of D2 leisure use, a 120-bed hotel and a small amount of A1 retail and A3 restaurant use.

The brief

Our role involved identifying the site’s potential for business and commercial users and generate design options for a range of uses and configurations. One of the main objectives was to maximise the financial return, while ensuring a high-quality, sustainable environment.

Our response

The first phase was designed to create occupier interest. We designed attractive, high-quality environments, securing the early delivery of the hotel, restaurant and initial offices. We’re currently exploring design options for more occupiers, including a national company head office and leisure / gym facility.

Key facts

  • Our masterplan facilitates phased delivery and reduces the client’s financial exposure and risk.
  • Our design allows flexibility for future delivery, ensuring the ability to meet the different needs of potential occupiers.

Project Information

Client: Buccleuch Property

Value: £6.7 million