After 15 years, Wykeham Business Centre continues to grow to accommodate its ever-expanding number of customers. Originally a collection of redundant cowsheds and grain stores, this successful and sustainable example of rural diversification and regeneration lies just off the A170 between Pickering and Scarborough. Its first occupant back in 2004 was C-Ways, a leading IT solutions provider. They have been instrumental in installing satellite broadband, then a fibre optic internet connection to the site and a wireless network to surrounding properties. As the company has grown, so has its need for more office space. As C-Ways wished to stay in Wykeham, the Estate took the decision to build a bespoke extension for them in what had been a car parking area.
“We have constructed a new wheelchair-friendly single storey building which connects with their existing offices,”explains Dave Todd, Building Services Manager. “Details such as brick window lintels and sympathetic stonework helps to seamlessly blend the new offices with the old.”
Externally the new building is in keeping with its traditional, agricultural surroundings but 21st century technology lies at its core. Flexible data cabling spaces are integral to the design in order to accommodate future digital advances. It also has two new electric car charging points, with the opportunity to add more should they be needed.
Robert Sword, Estate Director says “We are delighted to be able to retain our very first and such loyal customers and hope they will still be with us in 2034.”