The Holkham Studios Phase I development has received considerable local support and wider admiration, with the scheme giving the estate the confidence to consider the conversion of the adjoining buildings. As a result, work on Phase 2 started in May 2016 with the conversion of additional former agricultural buildings extending to approximately 7,300 sq ft of office space. This second phase offers ultra-modern, light, open-plan working areas, which retain the visual appeal of the historic barns and workshops. The additional 7,300 sq feet of flexible work space will be designed to suit the requirements of future occupiers and the development will enable occupiers to configure their own working environment, which benefits from sustainable ground source heating and access to 100MB fibre broadband connection.
The first phase of 9,000 sq ft was converted without compromise, the barns are individually designed with contemporary finishes, ensuring the best of the past and the future work together. The development maximises the use of space, providing large, light, open-plan working areas and the best of modern conveniences. We have been able to maintain the form and character of the historic barns with contemporary work space. All the converted buildings are well insulated and benefit from sustainable ground source heating, above current building regulation requirements. The initial phase has a dedicated 100MB fibre leased line. The initial phase of construction has allowed sufficient infrastructure to accommodate the conversion and redevelopment of the immediate area of the site in the future. The initial phase is let by Monica Vinader Ltd, an internationally renowned jewellery design company. Monica Vinader commented on the studios: “We are delighted that our Norfolk office is based at Longlands on the Holkham Estate. The space and location creates an inviting and purposeful environment for our business needs.”