History

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Waingates Farm & The Roecliffe Estate

Roecliffe Business Centre was founded in 2004 from the conversion of a group of disused farm buildings, formerly known as Waingates Farm. The farm was built in the late C19th, made from locally sourced materials (red brick from the Roecliffe Brick & Tile Company and sandstone from Aldborough) and was originally run as a mixed farm comprising arable, dairy, sheep and cattle.

Since the early '80's the farm buildings had become increasingly redundant as the farming enterprise within the Roecliffe Estate evolved to become entirely arable. Today the Estate manages over 1000 acres of arable and woodland.

The old farm buildings at Waingates presented an ideal opportunity to regenerate under-utilised assets and to provide greater diversity within the Estate. The conversion to office space has done much to bolster rural regeneration in the area and has no provided a welcome boost to the local rural economy.

 

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Restoration & Conservation

The determination to preserve and restore the original buildings is very much in keeping with the Estate's policy on conservation.

The Estate includes another 8 restored properties, which are all let or service occupied, around 40 acres of woodland laid down in 1989 plus substantial set-aside field margins along the River Tut.

Most of the Estate roads and footpaths are linked and can be enjoyed as easily accessible Estate walks. The quality of build and sympathetic use of original and reclaimed materials here at Roecliffe is typical of the family's approach and demonstrates the care and attention to detail that went into the planning of the scheme.

 

Rural Life

With more companies and individuals coming to understand the tangible benefits of rural life away from the pollution and traffic congestion of the cities, Roecliffe Business Centre answers a growing need for modern office space within the rural landscape.

Reduced travel times, a more pleasant working environment and quality workspace have been proven to boost efficiency, productivity and motivation within the workforce and help to attract the best staff.

The beauty of Roecliffe is that the peace and tranquillity on offer is only minutes away from the main arterial road network for the region.

See Waingates Farm Today

Bricks from the Roecliffe Brick & Tile Company

The farm was built in the late C19th, made from locally sourced materials (red brick from the Roecliffe Brick & Tile Company and sandstone from Aldborough)

Take a look at the beautifully restored, secure, modern office suites. Each have kept their strong unique character, displaying their original features including exposed beams, plentiful natural light and stunning brick and stone restoration work. We now have a friendly, established business community and a dedicated management team.

This really is an oasis for the modern business.

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