Roythornes expands at Alconbury Weald


06-11-2020
Incubator 2 at Alconbury Weald

Roythornes Solicitors, the commercial law firm with particular expertise in the agriculture, food and property sectors, has expanded from its 1,000 sq ft base at Alconbury Weald to take around 3,800 sq ft at the site’s second incubator hub.

The expansion follows a period of rapid growth for Roythornes and demonstrates its commitment to the region and desire to remain part of the Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus.

“Incubator 2 provides us with more space to accommodate our growing team, who love working at Alconbury Weald for its convenient location, green outlook and excellent amenities including a café, gym, and nursery” said Vember Mortlock, managing director at Roythornes Solicitors.

“Alconbury has been a fantastic home for our team however, after just 12 months in the location, it became clear we were going to need a much bigger office. We now have plenty of room to grow further and serve our expanding client base across East Anglia and the Midlands.”

Joe Dawson, Senior Development Manager at Urban&Civic, the master developer of Alconbury Weald, said: “The incubator hubs at Alconbury Weald were specifically designed to offer flexible workspace for growing businesses, so it’s particularly pleasing to see Roythornes graduating from the smaller Incubator to a larger space in Incubator 2.

“Alconbury Weald is now home to around 60 companies, and Roythornes’ move to larger premises within the site reflects its ability to nurture growing businesses and is a vote of confidence in this location as a dynamic business destination. With a workforce of over 1 million people living within 60 minutes’ drive, and skills levels 20% above the national average, this is an ideal place to set up and grow a business.”

Alconbury Weald has delivered 1 million sq ft in its first five years, providing a new business location between Cambridge and Peterborough which offers a rare combination of high-quality office space, strong and improving transport links and thoughtfully designed, modern amenities. Its inspiring green setting means staff can go on a run, bike ride or picnic on their lunchbreak.

Cambridgeshire County Council is also creating a new, sustainable £18.3 million, 38,750 sq ft civic hub that will be the nominated work base for up to 700 staff at Alconbury Weald, with completion expected in spring 2021.

In addition to business space, Alconbury Weald is already home to a new school, a café, local shop, gym, new parks and sports pitches. So far, just over 415 of the planned 5,000 homes have been completed, and future plans include a town centre, secondary school, health centre, and a 150-acre country park, alongside additional space for office headquarters, creative studios and manufacturing hubs.

Alconbury Weald lies at the meeting point of the A14 and A1, on Busway Route B, and a short ride from Huntingdon rail station. With a shuttle bus to and from the station launching next year and plans for both the Cambridge Autonomous Metro link and its own rail station, Alconbury Weald is becoming one of the best-connected places for business in the county.

Agents for commercial opportunities at Alconbury Weald are Eddisons and Savills.

 

Urban&Civic are the owners and developers of Alconbury Enterprise Campus: the Government-backed Enterprise Zone established in 2011 to create nearly 3 million sq ft of high quality low carbon business space for production, R&D and offices to the North of Cambridge.

Urban&Civic Limited