‘The courtyard’ new factory development

The construction of an exciting new Factory development has commenced at Eckland Lodge Business Park which is situated on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border. The project is due to be completed by Summer 2020.

The Courtyard Factory development will include six units ranging in size from 168m² to 377m² and will feature a large central service yard with ample parking provision. With internal heights of between 5 and 6 metres, large electric overhead composite doors to accommodate wide load class 3 vehicles, this practical addition to the Business Park will complement the existing Business Units with its’ stunning curtain wall glazing and lignacite stone.

Eckland Lodge Business Park and rural estate is a family run business owned by Stuart and Daniel Howes. With a background in construction Daniel could see opportunities to diversify the business interests of the Estate by redeveloping traditional farm buildings to create a range of business units to let.

This side of the business has successfully expanded over the last 20 years and now consists of a modern mix of commercial properties, from offices, workshops and factory units to the new, purpose built, serviced office development – The Lincoln Building which opened in November 2017 and is now fully let. Eckland Lodge is a business park built for the future with high speed fibre to cabinet internet connectivity and an out-of-hours bollard security system giving 24 hours access to the site.

Probably one of the most unusual but beneficial services provided at the Business Park is the permanent on-site management team and building maintenance company, Eckland Lodge Developments Ltd which is the main contractor for the construction of the Courtyard Factory Development. Having already delivered the prestigious Lincoln Building office suites, Eckland Lodge Developments is the right choice to build a factory development of this size and quality. The multi-skilled Eckland Lodge Developments team already service the 30 existing tenants daily, ensuring the whole site is well maintained and ready for business as well as undertaking external construction work.

Daniel Howes, Managing Director of both Eckland Lodge Business Park and Eckland Lodge Developments Ltd, commented: “From the outset, we challenged ourselves to provide the best facilities for our tenants and their staff in a working environment that is as stress-free as possible. I think we’re more than fulfilling that challenge with the new Courtyard Factory Development and we look forward to welcoming new tenants to the on-site community. The development of ‘The Courtyard’ is the next step in Eckland Lodge Business Park’s growth and we are excited to see the Development come to life.”

As well as the new Factories, there are also plans to provide further leisure facilities on the Business Park for tenants and their employees to enhance productivity as well as providing a healthy work life balance. In addition to the 3MW solar park onsite, plans include the inclusion of solar panels on the Courtyard Factory Development roofs to further increase the Green credentials of the Business Park and its’ tenants.

There are excellent road links from Eckland Lodge making it the perfect destination for businesses to take up residence. The A6 is just ½ mile from the park entrance, leading to the A14 (less than 4 miles by dual carriageway), the M1 (24 miles for southbound, 26 miles for northbound) and Leicester (21 miles). Just a five-minute drive away, the Market Harborough train station has direct links to London as well as services to Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby.

At this early stage of the project development interest is already high with two units already pre-let, therefore we encourage any business looking for the opportunity to move to a new, high quality, modern factory/warehouse space to contact the Estate Office as soon as possible. We invite you to view the plans and discuss opportunities with us to meet the individual needs of your business and help create a tailored workspace to suit your needs.


To find out more information about Eckland Lodge and the facilities it offers, visit www.ecklandlodge.co.uk, email info@ecklandlodge.co.uk or telephone the Estate Office on 01536 762300.