Located just south of Preston, Roundhouse Properties’ flagship office development at South Rings offers a village-like layout in an established and rapidly growing commercial community in an area that has proved popular among larger national companies for satellite offices.
Organisations in the Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas especially will find the connectivity of South Rings particularly advantageous, thanks to the immediate access to the main M6, M61 and M65 motorway network; linking the region’s largest cities and towns while avoiding the congestion of city or town centre locations.
South Rings Office Village, where Roundhouse has its head office, provides an extremely attractive business location along with establishing the business as part of a larger commercial area whose occupiers include Sainsbury’s, B&Q, two Premier Inns with adjoining pubs, Matalan, Aldi and The Places for People HQ Office complex.
Phase one of the development, completed in 2011, comprises six self-contained 1,371sq ft. offices which can be split into two individual floors. These units are now fully let with tenants including Leonard Curtis Business Rescue and Recovery, Lamb and Swift Property Surveyors, Bespoke Internet, John Munroe Hospital, Anglian Windows and CS Storage.
Future phases involve detailed planning permission for 23 office units which will offer three standard sizes of offices that can be split into two floors or combined together to create a larger office space. In addition, businesses will be able to choose bespoke offices on a design and build basis.
South Rings Office Village was born out of the success of the South Preston Office Village model: a 15-office development with 95% now fully occupied. Roundhouse Properties is currently looking to repeat this successful formula with other developments, most notably Momentum Business Centre at South Rings where work is currently underway and on target to be completed in August with a development comprising of 43 small business units.