Since 2002, The Rutland Group has rejuvenated 500,000 sq ft of business space at Dunsfold Park from an empty shell to a home for over 100 firms employing more than 1,000 people.
The team ensures the maintenance and improvement of the investment income stream it manages through ‘hands on’ management at a local level, which enables it to know and understand its tenants and anticipate their requirements, thus enabling it to grow the income stream.
The business park is unique in being able to offer large open spaces, various different sized buildings, roadways and runways ideal for car-testing and filming. The site has an active business community, including local firms providing a range of services to the surrounding area - such as electrical engineering, building contracting, printing, joinery and manufacturing. There are also global companies, developing ground-breaking technologies on site, such as ocean temperature surveys, clean air systems, fuel cell technology and audio design and manufacture.
Dunsfold Park is also used extensively for filming and events. It is home to the infamous Top Gear team and has acted as a backdrop to a number of small screen and Hollywood blockbusters, including World War Z, Casino Royale, the Da Vinci Code, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Kingsman 2 and The Crown.
Plans to expand the business park with 100,000 sq ft of new industrial buildings were approved in November 2015. The development on the northern part of the site consists of 25 warehouse and production units of varying sizes and was completed in 2017. The development is now fully let to a variety of businesses and has created over 100 new jobs.
- Client: The Rutland Group & Trinity College Cambridge
- Location: Cranleigh, Surrey
- Our Role: Investor / Property Development / Project Management / Property & Land Management / Communications / Events
- Start date: November 2015
- Completion date: 2017