The first businesses have moved into new offices at Clyst St Mary after refurbishment costing £2million was completed at Winslade Park.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Winslade Manor this week, to mark the arrival of the first commercial tenants.
Paul Scantlebury, Mark Edworthy and Matthew Bennett of property group Burrington Estates, declared the renovated building open
Also at the opening ceremony was Ritchie Watson, from specialist lender Together, which provided a £15m loan facility for the major project, and the finance group’s commercial CEO, Marc Goldberg.
Mr Watson said: “From the outset, we were impressed with the ambition of Burrington’s plans and it’s great to see them starting to come to fruition.
“The quality of the refurbishment is superb and makes us even more excited to see what’s next for Winslade Park.”
Global infrastructure specialist AECOM, Blue Marble Environmental Partnerships and LRM Planning were the first commercial businesses to move in to the new offices.
After planning permission was granted in November 2020, renovation work began to work to restore the building.
The next phase of development will include refurbishing existing offices on the site and creating additional health club and wellness facilities.
A development of new homes planned for Winslade Park is currently at a ‘detailed planning stage’ with building work due to start later this year.
Paul Scantlebury, of Burrington Estates, said: “Everyone has worked tirelessly to get to this point, a major achievement in the face of additional pressures from Covid-19 and the various lockdowns.
“This is a huge milestone for us, and we look forward to seeing the reactions of visitors when they see inside for the first time.”
Winslade Manor Restaurant and Bar will open as soon as government guidelines allow, said the development owners.