The picturesque towns of Hampshire’s South Downs national park are well established in the domestic property domain. The appeal is clear: with stretches of spectacular countryside to enjoy, strong communities and delightful period properties, it is no wonder that this area is the choice of many people when choosing a home location. However, how does this area of East Hampshire fare with commercial properties?
The South Downs national park stretches across North and East Hampshire before it reaches Surrey and West Sussex, where much of the park is situated. Merging with the Hampshire Downs, the eastern parts of the national park are home to a selection of well-facilitated towns and a surprisingly accessible transport network.
It’s an area that is strong in history and literature, the environment of the Downs across East Hampshire offers a sense of tranquillity and connectivity that can enhance a business choosing this location as a base. A strong sports community including mountain biking and ultramarathon courses will make a light lunchtime jog, very much a possibility for your staff!
The East Hampshire section of the South Downs National park is neatly sandwiched between the A31 and the A3, making this area ideally situated for accessibility to the rest of the country, from large towns and cities such as Winchester or Guildford to train-line destinations like Portsmouth or London.
A town bordering or within a national park benefits from an entirely different character to other UK towns. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty can give these places an atmosphere of serenity that impacts those who live or work here (or both!) Surrounding the towns are areas where warehouse or industrial use will offer great value for money and, importantly, have scope for development. This is a feature that is hard to come by in less rural areas.
Originating as a coaching stop between London and Portsmouth, this large village is well connected for its size. Hovering on the edge of the South Downs, it benefits from direct trains into London and a well-serviced centre meaning that businesses can be based here without making compromises. East Hampshire District Council are currently constructing a new office park close to Liphook Train station known as Ordnance Business Park. Curchod & Co are instructed to let these high-quality, Grade A offices on behalf of the council and we are delighted to announce that the majority of the development is currently under offer.
With traces of Palaeolithic civilisation, this village and civil parish has clearly always held an appeal. West Liss is the old village and offers the space for warehouse units. Given its proximity to the A3 and road accessibility that this enables, this area is ideal for warehouse storage or industrial use. Curchod and Co act on behalf of Brows Farm Business Park where we can offer a variety of office and industrial / warehouse properties, further details on application.
This market town benefits from the facilities that many employees would expect, whilst enjoying the countryside surroundings of the Downs. Boasting a theatre, sports centre and museums, a business can be based here in the knowledge that their staff are well serviced out of work time. It is, then, no surprise this town has a thriving office, industrial and warehouse market with Bedford Road Industrial area being where the bulk of the companies are based. In this increasingly aware environment, the potential for life balance is becoming ever more important for productivity.
Upper and Lower Farringdon are ideal locations for smaller businesses looking for a rural business park location. A rural business park offers the scope to build a productive business community while enjoying the serene surroundings of a national park. Curchod and Co look after both the Farringdon Business Park and Farringdon Industrial Centre where we can offer small to medium-sized industrial / warehouse units as well as starter offices.
The tourist appeal of the South Downs is clear. It is also the case, though, that it is often these features which make the towns within the South Downs ideal places to situate a business. With a focus on life balance for office workers and the allure of space for industrial units, this area of East Hampshire is ideally placed to become a hidden gem of commercial properties.
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